Dalmore 12

Dalmore 12

Paid: $55 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Dalmore / Whyte & Mackay

Region: Highland

40% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon for 9 years, Final 3 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

 


 

Color: Amber Brown, but noticeably colored for a 12 year as it is darker than my Macallan 18.

Nose: Mandarin oranges underlie sherried spice cake. Raisins and Rum. Overall an excellent nose.

Taste: What happened to the wonderful nose? The orange is still here with fruit cake and apples, but is a major disappointment after the lovely nose.

Finish: Medium in length, a sweet vanilla.

Overall: While I enjoyed this dram, the nose wrote checks that this whisky just can’t cash. Dalmore has far too many of its expressions at 80 proof for my sensibilities. I absolutely adore the bottle as it looks wonderful on my shelf so I suppose there is that.

Score: 76 out of 100

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