sherry
orange peel
dark chocolate
caramel
syrup
roasted coffee
sweet
cinnamon
leather
Spiral The Dalmore 15 Year Old
Dalmore
The Dalmore 15 Year Old
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Colour
Amber.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Lush and raisiny. Chocolate orange, orange syrup, leather, mature Sherry, and subtle cinnamon.


Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sherry, orange, cinnamon, chocolate, raw cane sugar grassiness, Blue Curaçao.

 
Finish
Mid-long.

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The Stag, the King and the Hero.

Alexander Matheson, a trader who made his fortune in illegal opium imports from the Far East, founded the Dalmore Distillery in 1839. It is located on the northern shores of the Firth of Cromarty, deep in the Scottish highlands. The Dalmore changed owners many times throughout the years, with Clan Mackenzie being in control the longest. Clan Mackenzie is to thank for Dalmore's signature twelve-progned stag included on all Dalmore bottles. The story of the stag goes back to 1263, when the head of clan Mackenzie heroically saved Scottish King Alexander the Third, with a single arrow to end the Stag's attempt. This distillery boasts with producing one of the most expensive Whiskies in the World, and for being the first to ever export Malt Whisky.

The Dalmore 15 Year Old was aged in two steps. First, an initial maturation for twelve years in American white oak casks, followed by a final maturation (finish) for three years in three different Sherry woods - Amoroso (A type of Oloroso), Apostles (Palo Cortado) and Matusalem (Oloroso). All three Sherry types were sourced from Gonzalez Byass, a legendary Sherry producer, with whom The Dalmore has an exclusive arrangement. The Dalmore 15 Year Old is influenced by the Sherry finishing, but hasn't been overwhelmed, which makes this Highland Scotch a real treat.


  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    The Dalmore
  • Bottler
    The Dalmore
  • Age
    15 Year Old

Dalmore

The Dalmore 15 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Dalmore 15 Year Old
Kevin
Kevin,
Sweet, caramel and tasty. Will drink (probably too) often.
anonymous
anonymous,
Well balanced, non-smokey and rather sweet on the touch, I like it!
Charles
Charles,
So wonderful that it is dangerous to have in the house.
Kevin
Kevin,
Delicious , smooth Carmel
anonymous
anonymous,
Complex, intriguing, smooth, rich. For the trained drinker...
anonymous
anonymous,
Good and smooth. Finish is not quite my taste
Chris
Chris,
You can't go wrong. If you're looking for a complicated, sweet malt whisky, but don't want to spend on 18 year+ whisky, try this on.
Jonathon
Jonathon,
Extremely smooth, vanilla and fruit notes at the nose.
Bryan
Bryan,
I'm not sure what else you could ask for...complex with a smooth finish.
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