Review: Dalmore Port Wood Reserve

Paid: $70 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Dalmore / Whyte & Mackay

Region: Highland

46.5% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in Tawny Port barrels from W&J Graham

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Port, oak, blackberry, orange peel, jam, vanilla, clove, pepper

Feel: Light to medium body

Taste: Leather, dark chocolate, port, blackberry, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, pepper, dried fruit

Finish: Medium warmth and length, chocolate, port, oak, tobacco, cinnamon, citrus, apple, and coffee

Thoughts: Lots of oak and fruit, and not a bad offering from the usually weak and flat OB dalmore offerings.

Score: 83 out of 100

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