caramel
sherry monster
oak
dark chocolate
orange zest
sweet
smoky
spicy
coffee
Spiral Dalmore 18 Year Old
Dalmore
18 Year Old
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Colour
Rich amber, bronze.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Orange, wine, malt, almonds, toffee, baked bread, mild smoke, wood.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Old sherry notes, spice, iodine, oak, chocolate, coffee, orange zest, some winey notes.
 
Finish
Sweet lengthy finish with caramel, pear, cinnamon, cocoa and chocolate.
 
Comment
This is a sherry heavy-duty winter fireside dram.

Flavour spiral
Orange zest, dark chocolate, caramel, sherry, oak, sweet, smoky, fruit cake, coffee.

 
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An opium smuggler gets a bit carried away and ends up as The Dalmore distillery founder. Guid!
 
The Dalmore is a distillery in Alness, Scotland, north of Inverness. Its location and flavour qualify it as a Highland malt. Hielan dram.
 
In 1839, Alexander Matheson invested profits from his illegal opium smuggling business to build The Dalmore Distillery in Scotland’s northern Highlands. There, he produced small batches of single malt Scotch Whisky until 1886, when the facility was sold to the MacKenzie family
 
When a MacKenzie saved Scottish King Alexander III from a charging stag, the regent awarded the family with a 12-point stag’s head for its coat of arms that now appears on the label of every bottle the distillery produces.  Recently, the MacKenzie motto ‘Luceo non Uro’ or ‘I shine, not burn’ has also been taken up by Dalmore. The Dalmore distillery is owned and operated by Whyte and Mackay.
 
Dalmore 18 is matured initially for 14 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the Whisky is then transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry wood for a further four years. It is critically important that the distillery is located at sea level. Enveloped by the salt air, the sea-facing traditional dunnage warehouses provide the ideal conditions for maturation. 
 
Trivia:
In 1870 Dalmore became the first malt Whisky ever to be exported. To Australia, to be precise. 
 
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Dalmore
  • Bottler
    Dalmore
  • Age
    18 Year Old

Dalmore

18 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


8.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Dalmore 18 Year Old
Devlin
Devlin,
Gets the job done but there are many better tasting spirits out there for a better price.
Enoch
Enoch,
Oaky and smoky to start, but sweeter and more chocolate-y as one progresses through the glass. The finish is a little spicy, like a cinnamon coffee. Good, but not miraculous.
Steve
Steve,
In my top 10 but I don't think it's worth as much as the asking price is...
Rayomand
Rayomand,
If you can afford it, buy it. It is for those special occasions, when you want to sit back, relax and enjoy the you have done to earn this Single Malt.
Chris
Chris,
Decent flavor. Not my fav.
Pierce
Pierce,
Tastes more like a rum or a brandy than a scotch. Very sweet and fruity, very smooth. Low on smoke or fire.
Don
Don,
An enjoyable drink. I really liked the overall presentation of the beverage- enjoyed it only over ice and as the sipping extended so did the pleasant flavor. Very nice.
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Smooth. There is better available for less, but this would make an excellent gift/addition to any spirit enthusiast.
anonymous
anonymous,
Better than the twelve, but for this money you want this quality. Better than 18's like Chivas, Gold Label and Glenfiddich. But you can buy better for less money. Happy with when I received this one as a present, but wouldn't buy it again for € 90 (Drankdozijn) or € 120 (Gall).
Stacey
Stacey,
Balanced but stunning aroma and very engaging. Initially the fruit and green stem aromas waft with the alcohol vapors and quickly remind you that it is a brandy. Then it invites a taste. When it washes over the mouth organs, it is floral and hints of anise seeds and twigs, then leaves a slight apple and white peach suggestion before rounding to a medium perfume-esque finish. I would take this lovely treat on a date. Sophisticated and impressive.
Chris
Chris,
For an 18, it's great, but for the money you can have the same experience with Dalmore's 15. Sweet, smooth, and refined.
Mark
Mark,
Excellent flavor. Significant hint of dark chocolate. Enjoyable experience.
Derek
Derek,
Honestly enjoyed the smell more than the taste. A bit too smokey for my taste and definitely had more winery notes than caramel and chocolate. Still very solid and a good choice.
anonymous
anonymous,
Definitely one of the finest I tasted
anonymous
anonymous,
One of the best
Todd
Todd,
The initial taste and the finish are so smooth!!!!
Armando
Armando,
One sip and I was hooked
Christopher
Christopher,
What is there to say? Pure, 100%, 24 karat gold liquified.
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