Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve (700mL)

Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve (700mL)

(0.7l, 44%)


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Scotch category Winner of the Flaviar Community Awards 2018.

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.

What makes Dalmore special? They are in the Northern Highlands, halfway between Inverness and Tain. Sure, there is the spring water and the single-malt. And all of Dalmore’s Whiskeys start in ex-Bourbon barrels. Solid work so far, but this puts them in line with several other quality brands. What sets them apart is the finishing. 

Dalmore knows when they made a mistake. You see, Dalmore’s “Cigar Malt” was for years one of their most popular special editions. But somewhere along the way, a first-year marketing MBA got all “naughty” and decided that the term “cigar malt” was confusing, politically incorrect, or other such hogwash. So, this delicious, Sherry-infused wonder was discontinued in 2009. As you might imagine, we—along with the majority of the Whisky-drinking universe—were not pleased. 

 
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve was promptly returned to production two years later. That MBA? We heard that “Scrooge McMarketing” is bussing tables at a road-house off Interstate 10. That guy got off lucky.
 
No … “cigar malt” does NOT mean you MUST smoke a cigar. It means that it goes REALLY well with one. And it really, really, really does. For those of us who do not partake of that particular vice, all you need to know is that 70%yes, seventy percent—of the casks used to age this Whisky more than twelve years are Matusalem Gonzalez Byass Sherry casks … AND THEN it’s finished in premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. BUY NOW before someone at Dalmore goes all naughty on us again!

The Dalmore Cigar Malt + Padron 1926 No.9 Maduro
The Dalmore and Padron are a match made in heaven. The full-bodied dram combines extremely well with the full-bodied cigar. The lemon rind and orange candied peel of the Dalmore, calms the
peppery, earthy and leathery flavours of the Padron. The lower alcohol content of the Whisky lets the caramel extract, elevating the cigar’s coffee and cocoa sweetness, which is somewhat subdued.

That’s really where the magic happens.

 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    44%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon, Sherry and Cabernet Sauvignon casks

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orange zest
caramel
dark chocolate
smoky
sherry monster
lemon
zesty
coffee
biscuit
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark Bronze.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Walker’s shortbread biscuits dipped in dark chocolate and toffee.    
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Toffee and caramel and sultanas and magic. 
 
Finish 
Medium, fluid, with orange zest and clove. 
 

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Ratings & Reviews
Matt
Matt,
Wood and spice nose. Pleasantly strong spice and caramel notes with a lingering sweet finish.
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smooth flavor with a perfect amount of Smokey flavor that improves with each sip
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very smooth. Rich taste.
 
Harrison
Harrison,
I’m not a fan of dark chocolate so there’s a lot to be desired with the finish of this one.
 
Muriel
Muriel,
Too smoky for me but 😎
 
Steven
Steven,
One of my favorites. Goes best with a steak and a nice cigar.
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: figs, chocolate, sherry and some smoke Taste: smoky sherry, dark chocolate, some fruit Proof: 88 Score: 8.75/10
 
John
John,
Sweet up front and with a subtle bite.
 
Andilee
Andilee,
Love this scotch!!! I’ll be adding a bottle to my home whisky bar soon sweet, smooth and a great finish.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
An exceptional whiskey, smooth, flavorful, with a great finish. I’ll drink this one as often as I can afford it
 
James
James,
The depth of flavor is astounding
 
Jason
Jason,
Has a dark note to it that could pair well with a cigar.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Smooth drink. The best I’ve tasted from this company so far.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
This goes very nicely with a cigar
 
Sage
Sage,
Loved it
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
I absolutely love this Scotch. Love the Cabernet notes
 
Stephen
Stephen,
A smooth great tasting scotch.
 
Paul
Paul,
Loved this whiskey!!!
 
Will
Will,
Perfect!! Worth every penny!!
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
I am impressed with the taste of oranges, sherry and chocolate. Smooth with a long finish. Very good
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
This is good, don't smoke, don't like it. This goes to the top ten
 
Dyann
Dyann,
Close, but no cigar,” which means “almost correct, but not quite". Oh my.. this is truly the Dram that memories are made from.. Gentlemen beware that if this to be shared willfully and with your pair I would certainly regret not to be there. Not for me but for you the true pleasure of of this share is something not to miss. So sexy and smooth - some may not need a cigar.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Love it! Great with a cigar.
 
barbara
barbara,
love the orange finish
 
Mikel
Mikel,
Had a dram and it is very good goes very well with a maduro and a nice conversation.
 
Jernique
Jernique,
Love this!!! Little spice, caramel, citrus, vanilla and then the smoke and smoothness lays in. Very, very good. I enjoyed it tell the last drop.
 
Royce
Royce,
Very smooth..
 
John
John,
Very smooth, nice sipper
 
Shelley
Shelley,
I have to first say - I'm not a fan of scotch - so probably my tastes don't count here - that said - this is better than any scotch I've tried. It is quite smoky. If I liked scotch - I would likely like this one!
 
Jason
Jason,
This scotch and a nice cigar are heaven on earth. Wonderful!
 
Darren
Darren,
On first tasting I thought there was a bit too much of an ashtray taste. With an ice cube it softened up to a lovely smooth whisky
 
ALICIA
ALICIA,
Would definitely have again.
 
John
John,
Smoky and sharp.
 
John
John,
Very flavor filled scotch. Smooth with a nice tobacco taste. Would be great with a Cigar
 
Dan
Dan,
Very nice smooth Scotch. Will be buying this one for the home bar.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
The smell is Devine. Like fresh tobacco. Very mild taste. Very very nice.
 
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