Dalmore 15 1999 Alexander Murray

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Paid: $110 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Dalmore / Alexander Murray

Region: Highland

55.6% ABV

Aged For: 15 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, Oloroso, and married in sherry butts

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Tarnished gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Honey, young malt (on a 15 year?), oak, dry sherry, orchard fruit, vanilla, and herbal after scent

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Dry spice, sour herbs, young craft whiskey taste, caramel, oloroso sherry, nuts

Finish: Almost rye like, with a herbal overtone, pepper and toasted oak with a good warmth and lasting finish.

Thoughts: After enjoying a few Dalmore IB’s I had higher hopes for this but it constantly reminded me of a young craft rye aged in sherry casks. I guess that’s the risk you run with IBs, as this is way off profile for any type of Dalmore.

Score: 70 out of 100

 

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