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Whisky Review #09 – The Dalmore 18 Years Old Whisky

This is an upgraded version of The Dalmore 12. This award winning 18 years old edition is matured 14 years in American white oak ex-burbon casks, and the last 4 years in 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks. The extended maturation and wood exposure creates a more well-rounded finish with a lusciously creamy and sherried body.

Awards:

International Wine & Spirit 2017
Silver Outstanding – Scotch Single Malt – Highland

International Spirits Challenge 2014
Silver – Distillers’ Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
Bronze – Scotch Single Malt – Highland

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Bronze – Scotch Single Malt – Highland

Tasting Notes:

ABV: 43%

Colour: Copper Bronze

Nose: A distinct smell of pine gushes out followed by a strong fruity sweetness, ended by a slight pleasant spiciness. (13 points)

Palate: Sweetness of chocolate raisins immediately engulfs the palate with slight hints of plums. As the whisky stays in the mouth longer, notes of coffee and vanilla appears and ends with peppery spiciness (17 points)

Body:  A well-balanced whisky. It is worth noting that the spiciness comes after the fruity flavours and it’s not over powering. (33 points)

Finish: Long fruity finish with slight taste of citrus. (18 points)

Total grade: 81 points

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