Dalmore 12 Years

Dalmore's 12-year-old expression has been matured in ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks. The portion of sherry casks in the mix has been increased compared to former times, making it much more complex.

Dalmore's 12-year-old expression has been matured in ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks. The portion of sherry casks in the mix has been increased compared to former times, making it much more complex.

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Dalmore
Scotland, Highlands
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Sherry - Oloroso
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Vanilla:
Orange:
Caramel:
Spices:
Plum:
Herb:
Coffee:
Nuts:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Cinnamon:
Raisin:
Berries:
Cherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Lemon:
Malt:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Apple:
Banana:
Clove:
Floral:
Mint:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sweet:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Fruit:
Oak:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Orange:
Vanilla:
Coffee:
Malt:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Lemon:
Caramel:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Apple:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Honey:
Raisin:
Chili:
Hay:
Iodine:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Tobacco:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Orange:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Oak:
Coffee:
Malt:
Plum:
Dark Chocolate:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Cake:
Grass:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Herbs:

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Tasting Notes 7

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Nosing:
Orange Plum Chocolate Caramel
Taste:
Lemon Clove Coffee Cinnamon
Finish:
Orange Vanilla Plum Cinnamon
Comment:
13. Sep 2018
Oh well. With only 40% ABV, heavy chill-filtration and added colorant, the presentation of Dalmore 12 could hardly be any worse. A shiny plastic stag alone does not make a good Single Malt! The nose, which is still the best part of the experience, features marzipan, raisins and Christmas spices with hints of fudge and citrus. Dark fruits, baked apple and zesty oranges dominate the palate, interrupted by tingly spiritiness. Notes of bitter tea, nutty dryness and eucalyptus remain of the short to medium finish. This Highlander could be so much better, if only...
RATING: 3.0/5.0 ≙ 79 pts
29. Jan 2017
Agerskov
20. Jun 2017
Hengl
08. Feb 2019
Nosing: Caramel Honey Raisin Nuts Mint Oak

Taste: Honey Chocolate Orange Cinnamon Spices Pepper Tobacco Apple Coffee

Finish: Nuts Dark Chocolate Grass bitterOrange

Comment: 84/100
Autococker07
17. Jul 2019
Nosing: Sweet, sherry, honey, apples, oranges, slight taste of almonds, vanilla, carmel. This is certainly a sugar bomb. No smokiness, very gentle sugary nose. Sweet Sherry Honey Orange Almonds Vanilla Caramel

Taste: Syrup, sugary overload, sherry, vanilla and oak, fruit smells that were so prevalent seem to be muted by the sugar. I cannot pick out much more than the sherry, vanilla and oak on the palate, but it is well done, not overpowering. This tastes like my dentist will appreciate me drinking it, almost as sweet as a soft drink but not with chemical sweetness... Nice taste for a sweet tooth, and I bet it would be sublime with a tart dessert, or citrone ice cream.

Finish:Medium length, quickly fades into gentle warmth with sherry sweetness and vanilla notes lingering. A gentle finish that is quite pleasant.

Comment: I have put off reviewing this bottle almost to the end, because I was never very impressed by it. I still think that for the cost one can buy a better scotch, and I will not be shelling out the money to try the 15 year as this just downed do it for me personally. With that said.... It is probably one of the gentlest high quality drams I have had. It is not a bad drink, and would be useful for introducing those new to whisky to sherry finishing. With that said, Glendronauch and glenfarclas are too close in price for this to be a mainstay for me.
28. Jul 2015
Nosing: Orange Plum

Taste: Orange Chocolate Caramel

Finish: Vanilla Orange Cinnamon

Comment:
28. Jul 2015
GreatDram
11. Sep 2015
HerrThorsen
19. Dec 2017