orange zest
caramel
dark chocolate
smoky
lemon
zesty
sherry monster
coffee
biscuit
Spiral The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve
Dalmore
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve
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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Get your share of this delicious, Sherry-infused wonder before Dalmore goes all “naughty” on us again!
 
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 heavenThe 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.

 
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    44%
  • Distillery
    Dalmore
  • Bottler
    Dalmore

Dalmore

The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

(0.75l, 44%)


8.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Very smooth with a hint of heat. Caramel forward with a taste of chocolate aftertaste.
Jared
Jared,
Bonerifix.
Neal
Neal,
Amazing. Unique. Expensive
Damon
Damon,
One of my favorites so far in my whisky adventures
anonymous
anonymous,
Loads of toffee, toast with jam, honey, vanilla and salted caramel on the nose and mouth with this one. The sherry cask finishing really adds a beautiful flavour. Full bodied rich and round this one is delicious.
Jason
Jason,
Amazing. Delicious. Astounding. I get a maple/caramel nose, but an unbelievable front end to this scotch. So smooth, so tasty. No burn. Just wonderment. Oh, so tasty.
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
Can't go wrong with a Dalmore. Great with a medium to robust cigar, brings out the Sherry and sweet notes! Very nice!!
Tony
Tony,
Wery nice and smoth. A directly sweetness and after a while the tobacco came forward. Has a long aftertaste. 91 points of 100. One of my favorites. Butt o which that 44% should be 46-48% alcohol. Ill think ot had helped the finale tuch of the sweetness and the tobacco.
Scott
Scott,
My third taste from the tasting box, this was my favorite and seemed to pair very well with my Rocky Patel Decade. Dalmore seemed to bring out more flavor in the cigar! Loved this bottle!
Rodney
Rodney,
Outstanding with a Padron
Alexander
Alexander,
Not my favorite taste, too sharp at the end
Greg
Greg,
Perfect with pipe or cigar. My favorite by far. Buttery caramel finish. This cigar malt won 1st place in a blind taste test among other scotches in Havana, 2001.
Virgil
Virgil,
Excellent!
Hans
Hans,
Amazing, my non-whiskey drinking wife even liked it
Deja
Deja,
Not my favorite...
Roger
Roger,
A very tasty scotch that paired nicely with my liga privada #9
Alex
Alex,
This lovely step above the Dalmore 12 is a far richer, caramelized cousin. Silky smooth toffee and hints of coffee, chocolate, sherry graze the palate on this clean scotch.
Chris
Chris,
While expensive for a non age statement, it does what it's intended for; pair with a cigar and you've got a winning combination. Comparable to the Dalmore 15.
Robert
Robert,
What a shame, several years back before they stopped production of the really great Cogar malt I picked up several bottles while I was visiting Wyoming for $ 39. Still have one unopened bottle
Penn
Penn,
I really like the flavors and mild complexity of this one
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