Dalmore 12 Year Old

Dalmore 12 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


8.2/10
Price:
$64.99
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Dalmore, ohhh Dalmore....

Alexander Matheson, a trader who made his fortune in illegal opium imports from the Far East, founded the Dalmore Distillery in 1839. It is located on the northern shores of the Firth of Cromarty, deep in the Scottish Highlands. The Dalmore changed owners many times throughout the years, with Clan Mackenzie being in control the longest.

Clan Mackenzie is to thank for Dalmore's signature twelve-progned stag included on all Dalmore bottles. The story of the stag goes back to 1263, when the head of clan Mackenzie heroically saved Scottish King Alexander the Third, with a single arrow to end the Stag's attempt.

All of Dalmore’s Whiskies start in ex-Bourbon barrels. Dalmore 12 ages 9 years in those Bourbon casks. Then, the spirit is divided. Half is re-casked in Bourbon barrels, and the other half—the magical half—ages three more years in Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Sherry casks. And that Matusalem Sherry is mystical stuff indeed. It is the Rolls Royce of Oloroso Sherries, having itself quietly rested at least 30-years. 
 
It is these barrels that hold the key. After three decades the barrels are so packed with incredibly dense flavors that they veritably explode into the Whisky during those last three years of maturation.
 
Smartass Corner:
The ex-Bourbon casks used in the making of Dalmore can usually be had for less than $100 each, but the 30-year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Sherry casks cost upwards of $1500 each.
 

 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon and Matusalem Sherry casks

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orange zest
caramel
sherry
dark chocolate
spicy
vanilla
almonds
sweet
raisin
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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark copper.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma of being served a hot espresso and almond biscotti in an orange grove.   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Orange zest, spices, and mocha … maybe some toffee.
 
Finish 
Oranges and spice and lingering almonds.

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Ratings & Reviews
James
James,
Not as light as I'd like nor spicy or proof enough. I wouldn't turn it down, but maybe I don't know how to enjoy it.
 
Kent
Kent,
This really is my favorite scotch. Smooth with a variety of enjoyable flavors.
 
Luke
Luke,
Toast and honey. Fruitcake and raisin. Approachable for all albeit overpriced
 
Eric
Eric,
Leather, light baking spices and good tobacco. There's a touch of smokiness too. Definitely a staple in the collection.
 
John
John,
Very smooth. A taste all it's own. I find the taste Unusual, but pleasing. I prefer the taste of other Scotch Whisky ahead of the Dalmore.
 
Charles
Charles,
Smooth, good taste, right amount of flavor.
 
Richard
Richard,
Proof is too low. Too watery. Taste is pleasant but not enough there, there.
 
Butch
Butch,
Incredible
 
Charles
Charles,
Smooth with oak taste abounding. Finish was solid smooth with no afterburn.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I get raisin on the nose and taste. Sweet deliciousness. Almost done with the bottle and still soo good. A very different experience than any other Scotch that I have tried.
 
Albert
Albert,
My go to.....
 
George
George,
Good flavor,very smooth.
 
Alex
Alex,
A little to sweet for me, but that's coming from someone who isn't generally a fan of super sherried whisky. HOWEVER - with a fatty pork shank this is hard to beat. Keep it around for fatty meals where it cuts through and shines.
 
ADAM
ADAM,
Dalmore has a good flavor but always seems too oily for my taste. It's a whisky I would order at a bar with a limited selection. Probably a good introductory whiskey.
 
Brad
Brad,
Incredibly Smooth
 
Charles
Charles,
Didn't care for this, had bad after taste for my taste
 
Alex
Alex,
Just magical. Perfection in a bottle.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Great finish with the sherry influence.
 
Taylor
Taylor,
Great scotch. A swish through the mouth opens up the complex tastes within. Very smooth.
 
Trey
Trey,
Perfection
 
guest
guest,
Instant classic. Would recommend to anyone.
 
Rory
Rory,
complex- with each sip, I can taste something different. Ends on a sweet note almost every sip.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Great scotch.
 
Josh
Josh,
It's just a smooth tasting scotch. It is not overpowering!!
 
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