vanilla
cinnamon
tropical fruits
banana
orange
toffee
zesty
spicy
milk chocolate
Spiral The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

The Dalmore
Cigar Malt Reserve
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark Bronze
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cinnamon, vanilla and red fruits.    
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Tropical fruits, banana, toffee and vanilla.
 
Finish 
Orange zest, dark chocolate and a hint of spice.
Price:
$152.99
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The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve is adored for its vanilla, cinnamon, tropical fruits and banana flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at The Dalmore distillery, Highland.

Based on 782 votes, the average rating for The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve is 8.2/10.

Top reviews for The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve:

— Great blend of sweet and spicy. Love the toffee at the beginning.

— Bourbon drinker new to scotch. Was expecting smoke like other scotches, smoke was there but not overpowering. Wife hates smoke and loved this. Caramel notes and fruity. Part of For Love of Cigars sampler. Paired with a Drew Estate Undercrown Maduro and was fantastic. A little out of my price range for a bottle of this so will try the Dalmore 12. Glad I got to try it.

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

The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

(0.75l, 44%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve
Sara
Sara,
Strong back end; not a fan of the aftertaste
 
Rolf
Rolf,
For only my 2nd or 3rd scotch ever, this one is by far the best one yet. Really goes nicely with Partagas Serie D #4 and as I've found on the net, it's what it was created for. I'm a Bourbon guy just expanding into other whiskeys recently. I could drink more of this. This is from my 1st sampler box from Flaviar. Wish I had a little more. I do pick up deep rich orange flavors with some vanilla and cinnamon spice. I'll have to keep an eye out in the local stores for this scotch.
 
Charles
Charles,
Very smooth for a Scotch, but not mellow. Still had plenty of favor.
 
Alan
Alan,
Good God. If Kipling had opined on scotch the way he did on cigars, this dram would have cost him his last girlfriend. I loved the depth of flavors and the outstanding finish. It was really the finish that won me over on this one. A whole lotta wow.
 
Matt
Matt,
This is a very interesting scotch. I purchased it because I am a huge fan of cigars and smoke them often. Many people say this is great on its own, but IMO it definitely shines when paired with a cigar. On its own it has a beautiful nose of berries, citrus, and almost some floral notes. The palate has the typical Dalmore orange flavors with some light vanilla and oak. NOW...with a cigar, it really comes to life. The palate basically transforms into rich vanilla sponge cake with a pleasant lingering fruity finish. That said, I'm not sure I'd pay the price of entry for this bottle again, but it's definitely worth trying at least once. I will be thoroughly enjoying this while it's in my collection.
Matt
Matt,
Edit: Paired this with a Padron 1964 Natural
Andrew
Andrew,
Great blend of sweet and spicy. Love the toffee at the beginning.
 
guest
guest,
Depth of rich flavors
 
Salvatore
Salvatore,
Really pairs well with a cigar! Nice smooth, full bodied malt
 
guest
guest,
Well rounded with a nice mouth feel. Chocolate and caramel notes are prominent on the initial taste. Finish is more Sherry and Cabernet. I’m not a frequent cigar smoker but this paired very well with a mild cigar. I’d prefer to spend my money on a good Islay scotch but this was a nice treat to experience.
 
James
James,
Bourbon drinker new to scotch. Was expecting smoke like other scotches, smoke was there but not overpowering. Wife hates smoke and loved this. Caramel notes and fruity. Part of For Love of Cigars sampler. Paired with a Drew Estate Undercrown Maduro and was fantastic. A little out of my price range for a bottle of this so will try the Dalmore 12. Glad I got to try it.
 
Judah
Judah,
Very good scotch that pairs well with a mild cigar!
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Delicious but out of my budget.
 
Mitch
Mitch,
Not bad but the price of this is a joke. I'd much rather have a 12 year MacAllan at this price. Save your money.
 
Matt
Matt,
Nice bottle Would I buy again, probably not.
 
Konstantinos
Konstantinos,
A bit harsh on the palate. Needs a few sips to ease it! Not really sure it matches well with a cigar. Certainly I must give it more chances! Seems awfully young to me!
Mikel
Mikel,
The first cigar I paired it with was the Alec Bradley "Nica Puro" and I felt that one paired fairly well with it. It mellowed out the sherry quite a bit, which my wife was happy about as she isn't much of a fan of the sherry taste in whiskeys. Maybe it's the cigar pairing you chose? May I ask which cigar you paired it with?
Robert
Robert,
-Missed- Decent,
 
Robert
Robert,
Great with cigars
 
William
William,
If I was a scotch connoisseur, maybe I could say more. Is it the best scotch I’ve ever had? No. Would I spend $150 for the bottle? No. But is it the best scotch I’ve ever had with a cigar? Yes!
 
Vincent
Vincent,
My first from the Dalmore. I enjoyed the sample from the "Flaviar Awards 2018 Tasting Box", but don't feel it's worth the bottle price. Flavorful and complex but a bit thin - was hoping it'd be richer...
 
Dale
Dale,
Pairs perfectly with a good cigar. The cigar balances out the flavor of the whiskey nicely.
 
Israel
Israel,
Got this as part of the For the Love of Cigars. Don't usually drink scotch but this one has me wanting a full bottle. Caramel, sherry, and biscuit flavors are balanced by the orange zest and smokiness. Loved the warm feeling that was left. Really need to consider getting a bottle of this for my cigars!
 
tyrel
tyrel,
Amazing.
 
Shant
Shant,
Adventurous! If you are looking for an adventure, this takes you on a swan dive through all the tasting notes in a culmination of cigar-smokey pleasure.
 
Jason
Jason,
I love everything Dalmore. My favorite scotch is still Dalmore 15 but the cigar malt is absolutely my favorite scotch while smoking a cigar. I smoked an acid Kuba Kuba while drinking this and it was heaven!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
This is a great tasting scotch! It's warm and smooth, but has a kick. The smell is good too, but I really couldn't distinguish much from the smell. It left a warm feeling and I really enjoyed it.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Absolutely beautiful. Just the right amount of smokey and chocolatey, smooth as can be. A real pleasant and relaxing experience. But, this dram is truly being doing a disservice without a good stick to accompany it. I went with a Maduro for the hint of sweetness (Drew Estates in this case, same guys who also make Acid) and it was absolutely perfect. It's a half hour vacation. If you're a fan of good liquor and an aficionado of fine cigars, do yourself a favor and just get your hands on a bottle now. **VERY IMPORTANT NOTE** Do NOT, under ANY circumstances, DECANT this bottle. You WILL lose the sweetness and the smoothness VERY quickly. I lost half a bottle of enjoyment through that experiment.
 
Alex
Alex,
My go to is Dalmore 12 but this is another level. I get nothing but a thick chocolate taste that is just absolutely amazing. I do not usually spend over $80 or so for a bottle but will definitely pull the trigger on this one to save for special occasions.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Chocolate notes dominate with a deep flavor of smokiness. Excellent easy drinker.
 
Yuji
Yuji,
So smooth!!!!!
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Great flavor with highland malt leading, can taste toffee and cabernet trailing off to just a little bite. One of my favorites.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
I absolutely loved this Scotch. I really enjoyed the hints of Cabernet
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, rich, Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a clean & moreish birth; while rich & elegant life; leads to a fluid death of medium length.
 
Christine
Christine,
Incredible toffee aroma, with rich sherry and citrus flavor. My typical favorites are Islay malts, but this is a beautiful Highland treat.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Beautifully complex and smooth. I enjoyed this in the Cigar tasting box with an Isla Del Sol. I would love to add this to my home bar one day.
 
Jim
Jim,
Amazing
 
Dan
Dan,
Pretty damn good even without a cigar! Big, buttery smooth texture with lots of sweet caramel flavors and sherry nuances.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very good scotch! A few drops of water really allow the flavors to come out.
 
richard
richard,
This is my favorite scotch I have had thus far. Good straight or on ice. Price is way out of spec, you can get it for about 145$ us.
 
Charlie
Charlie,
Not exactly my thing. I like it better than the peaty single malts. The nose is a bit off putting in my opinion.
 
Michael
Michael,
Superb. From the box, bottle, color, nose, palate, and finish, I really enjoyed the experience. Paired with an Omar Ortez Original I could not be more pleased.
Andrew
Andrew,
I went with a Drew Estates Undercrown Maduro. The sweetness combination was perfect without being overwhelming.
Troy
Troy,
A couple drops of water open this excellent dram up and really let it shine. Just the aroma is enticing but the flavor is excellent. The caramel and smoke blend perfectly.
 
Alan
Alan,
Fantastic flavor. Really love it!! The fruity flavors come out strong, but you don’t miss any of that whiskey taste.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Amazing! Great with a cigar or without.
 
K
K,
This is fantastic. Citrus notes right off the top and a chocolate finish. I really enjoyed this.
 
Adam
Adam,
I loved this!
 
Leo
Leo,
Smooth with citrus and sweet but not a thick sweet. Very light
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Very good, but very different. Darker and heavier than most scotch, even the well aged ones. Citrus and honey up front. Light peat on the finish. Slight notes of tobacco and maybe coffee? Tastes very smooth neat, which is the only way to drink it. It loses all of its complexity on ice.
 
Mat
Mat,
Cherry, tart, plums, and the linger does seem like exhaling smoke!
 
David
David,
Fantastic.
 
Kalle
Kalle,
Straight to top 2. It's like..... I don't know how to explain it but I'll try. If you're having a worst day of your life, drink this. This'll make all your worries go away and you WILL be walking on sunshine again.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Orange, chocolate and spicy. At the mouth dry with coffee, some sherry, almonds. Well integrated alcohol for a not so warm feeling and long aftertaste
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Tonight's drink is Dalmore Cigar Malt from the "For the Love of Cigars" sampler. I paired it with a 2011 Lost City Lancero.. if the scotch doesn't get along with Opus, it wont be a bottle on my shelf. It smells great and I know I would like the flavor so I smoked half way through my cigar before taking my first sip. First drink was sweet and very rich. It's a heavy scotch. I get a lot of caramel. I'm glad I went with a full flavor cigar. They are complementing each other well. The scotch is smooth and velvety so it takes the black pepper spicey edge off the Opus blend. It's also bringing more of a leather flavor out of the cigar when I usually get prominent cedar notes from Opus... to be honest, with this pairing, this scotch almost tastes like a rum. Interesting. Not sure if I'll pick up a bottle or not. It's very heavy and rich.
 
Craig
Craig,
I am very skeptical of whiskies that exceed $100 in price, but this comes very close to the hype! One of the best Highland scotches I've ever had; rich, very well balanced, slight smoke & oak.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Definitely “caramely”. Refined. Goes well with a cigar (of course)
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
I'm not typically a Scotch drinker but this was incredibly smooth and paired wonderfully with a full-bodied smoke.
 
Blake
Blake,
Great scotch. I've had better ones from this brand & better for this price point & less. But I do enjoy it with a good cigar.
 
Magnus
Magnus,
I thought this would be a good match for me as I like smoky whisky, but I found this one less to my liking.
 
Nathaniel
Nathaniel,
WOW....Very smooth,nice flavor..And I don't drink scotch...But this was Really Nice...
 
Alan
Alan,
Paired with a Connecticut leaf cigar made a very enjoyable experience.
 
Ross
Ross,
I hold this Dalmore up with the 18 yr. Delicious. I dont care for a heavy cigar as it completely washes away this splendid scotch. Cant have that! lol
 
Rick
Rick,
Had this along with a cigar, and they were a perfect match. Just take a smell of this and you'll be sold - and it tastes even better! Love this Dalmore!
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Very smooth. Smokey.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Just amazing! Makes me happy to simply smell it.
 
Frank
Frank,
Good flavor. Not much of a smoke lover but this one has just the right mix.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Good drink, has some bite for a DALMORE
 
guest
guest,
Fantastic
 
Hansen
Hansen,
great tasting with nice, inviting aroma, simply smooth
 
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
 
guest
guest,
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
 
Rubia
Rubia,
I really like the flavors and mild complexity of this one
 
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