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Dalmore

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List of the bottles

Dalmore: official bottlings

Dalmore

12 years

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 76/100
The colour is amber and the nose full, fresh and voluptuous. The nose is marked by spices, fruits, sherry and candied orange.
The palate is dryer and confirms the nose.
The finish is nice and long.
A very good malt, warm and voluptuous.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
The Highlands whisky is a good whisky, no more no less in my opinion. The finish, slightly dry, summarizes perfectly the impression left by this single malt. Dry and without too much depth, but a rather honest whisky. A rather good quality-price rating as well...
70/100
The conclusions of the second tasting were rather different. A smooth whisky, with character and a rather interesting finish. Some lightly spicy hints.
79/100
The nose is marked by sherry with some hints of gingerbread. In the palate, this whisky needs some time to reveal its secrets, and some nice spicy notes on a malted background appears after a while. The finish is sweet and rather long, with some remote woody notes.
79/100
Appearance: Full gold ranging to copper. Nose: Medium sharpness. Coffey, butter floral, feints dominate. Diluted it becomes richer. Cereals appear, less feints, more esters. Cola nose. Very pleasant. Flavour: Very rich and wild. Fruit pulp, harvested hay and breakfast cereals. Stable, grassy, a little sweet, green leaves and coumarin. Development: After an hour the aromas of the dram have not subsided noticeably in their intensity. Only slightly more grassy and slightly softer. Flavour is now soft and mellow, mouth cooling. Comments: A nice and rich dram with descent balance. Overall it reminded me of hay.
75/100

Dalmore

21 years

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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85/100
The colour isold gold with orange glints.
The nose is full and denotes ripe fruits (apricot, orange) hints.
The palate is smooth and elegant. It develops on orange, toffee and sweet spices on a slightly peaty background (oily peat).
The finish comes back on the citrus hints and smoke.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
The very fruity nose recalls apricot and orange, and denotes a slightly medicinal hint (ether). Peat is present in the palate, mixed with a kind of acidity (citrus) and some light spicy hints, but does not really have the depth one could expect. The finish is very long and pleasant, recalling smoke and orange.
84/100
A very pleasant nose, perfumed and complex, revealing orange and ripe fruits hints. In the palate, a very nice complexity too, with slightly acid citrus fruit notes, malt, chocolate and even menthol hints, together with some discreetly woody hints. A lingering finish, with woody notes and some smoke hints.
84/100
The spicy nose with a clear impression of smoke announces an exceptional whisky. Smells of fruit (plum) and orange skin seems to appear on the background. In the palate, a nice and complex impression of malt with some metallic notes and just a touch of cashew nut. Some citrus fruit hints, chocolate. The finish is lingering and pleasant, and the malt memory associated to a very light bitterness remains for a while, together with some orange or tangerine hints.
84/100
Nice nose with beautiful malty notes and some hints of plum jam. Discrete nutty flavours as well. Very pleasant nose even if it is not really spectacular.
The mouth, rather oily, prolongs perfectly the nose impressions, with its smooth cashew nut notes and is deliciously malty character.
The finish is lingering and smooth with gentle notes between hazelnut and chocolate.
88/100

Dalmore

Cigar malt

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
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79/100
Dalmore cigar malt
Colour:
Deep, golden mahogany.

Nose:
Firm and positive. An outstanding array of malty congeners explode in a complex, distinguished manner. Elegant and refined. Pleasant notes of citrus, heavy fruits flaunt themselves in a stylish but forceful bouquet - yet an even balance prevails as the soft sherry tones complete this gallery of aromas.

Taste:
The strong malty flavours tantalise the tongue - covering it with a cloak of classic flavours which linger long in the mouth. This outstanding taste is a perfect accompaniment with the finest of tobacco - both compliment each other. However, to fully appreciate these fine attributes time must be allowed in the mouth - the repository of knowledge and fulfillment. A multitude of flavours rise to the occasion and generate a glowing aftertaste.

(comment from distillery)

Personal Comment
The nose is rather interesting, even if it is clearly dominated by malt, with some nice peaty hints, wet undergrowth smells and meat (fresh meat?). Sherry hints are also present. In the palate, it takes a turn for the worse. The 40% alcohol give an watery impression, something like cold coffee with water added. Could be done for the association with the cigar... Anyway, some higher alcohol percentage would give a better feeling. Some chocolate hints and still watery impression. The finish is nice and complex. Interesting malt, but no more...
79/100
A very beautiful nose marked by both sherry and very pleasant fine wood notes. Some fruit hints on the background (plum). In the palate, the same pleasant impression of walnut and sherry. A light fruity bitterness. No large scale of tastes, but a concentration on two or three very pleasant flavours. The finish is relatively long and remains on the same palette as nose and mouth.
79/100
Quite a clear nose with hints of sherry and fruit. This nose announces a good whisky.
In the palate, the impression remains good, but the taste palette is relatively limited but is in accordance with the nose impressions. No criticism but no congratulations... Quite a good whisky.
The finish is quite long and remains in the tones of the mouth
79/100

Dalmore: independent bottlings

Dalmore

Single cask 1990

Collection
Mac Kullick's Choice
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Mackillop
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Forum 74/100
Personal Comment
Is this due to the magic of single cask? This Dalmore version is astonishing by it's round character and it's perfect balance. Compared to the official version, this bottle seemed more interesting to me. All the ingredients of a very great malt. The difference in the quotation between the official version and the one of the independent bottler Mackillop is really surprising. The official version deserves certainly a new tasting.
84/100
At the second tasting, the nose was very sweet, floral with some tangerine hints. The taste is rather "round" with however a certain complexity. However, this whisky is dominated by sweet fragrances, which makes it an easy drinking whisky for not well informed drinkers, but shows it limits very soon for single malt lovers. The finish is rather insignificant and the first quotation has been reviewed downwards..
70/100
A very smooth and floral and rather flat nose. Something between overripe pear and too sweet tangerine. In the palate, this smoothness feeling, nearly syrupy with some remote fruit hints. A weakening of the content of this bottle due to time...? The finish is in the same spirit, smooth, sugared and flat.
70/100

Dalmore

Adelphi Selection 17 y.o.

Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
59,7 %
Bottler
Adelphi
Bottle
0 of 0 btls
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88/100
Dalmore 17 ans Adelphi
Personal Comment
Quite an amazing nose with very interesting hints of roasted cereals and some smoke appearing after a superb bouquet consisting of ripe fruit and some cut grass.
In the palate, a delicious mix of cereals, citrus fruit, ripe fruit and some both bitter and acid ones, cashew nuts in a mix of grapefruit and plum juice.
A remarkable very long finish both fresh and slightly bitter. A real firework in the mouth and at the finish. A kind of whisky like we would like to see much more of. Just happiness.
88/100

Dalmore

Rare Auld Cask Strength 18 years

Collection
Rare Auld Cask Strength
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
56,7 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask number
single cask 7329
Dates
Distil: 06.1990 Bottling: 02.2009
Bottle
250 of 298 btls
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83/100
Dalmore Duncan Taylor 18
Personal Comment
Colour: Old gold
A very pleasant nose made of subtle notes of milk chocolate, ripe fruit, some hints of nuts. The whole offers an interesting nicely balanced complexity.
The mouth is quite different from the nose and the first impression is made of a touch of acidity mingled with notes of toasted malt. If the palace offers pleasant sensations, it is still slightly behind the nose.
The finish is long and a slow evolution from the first slightly acidic impressions and subtle woody notes through slightly metallic notes. At the very end some notes of chocolate and coffee appear.
83/100

Dalmore

Daily Dram: Earldom, 17 years

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
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90/100
Dalmore 17 Earldom
Personal Comment

A very expressive nose from the very first contact, on hay wit discrete hints of yeast which develops quickly on nice malty notes with fragrances of citrus fruit and barbecue ash. Amazingly pleasant nose.
The mouth is delicious, powerful and refined. Unripe walnut, malt and a touch of smoke. Nice complexity.
Lingering and warm finish, prolonging perfectly the mouth. The smooth bitterness of the walnut remains for a while.
90/100


Dalmore: samples

Dalmore

the ultimate single malt collection 1990

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
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85/100
Personal Comment
Nice nose marked by sea spray and pleasant nutty notes. Some smoke and undergrowth hints. Beautiful complex nose despite some discrete tingling.
The mouth is rather complex and a kind of acidity seems to concurrence the bitter motes detected by the nose. The papilla's are constantly hesitating between both. No tingling in the palate. Alcohol is correctly mastered.
The finish is long and fresh and the nutty notes make room for a kind of fruity acidity.
Nice bottle
79/100

Dalmore

2000, Sherry Hogshead

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
53,4 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Sherry Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12035
Dates
Distil: 04/2000 Bottling: 05/2012
Bottle
290 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-06 85/100
Dalmore 2000 MOS
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
A discrete nose marked by ripe fruits. There are not many other scents offered.
Mouth contrasts with the discretion of the nose. From the beginning strong flavors of ripe fruit with some extra bitterness in the mouth invaded.
The finish is rather short, in shades announced by the mouth.
81/100

WDTS2012-06
Comment by Wiski
C : Amber.
N : The nose is at first very appealing with its dark chocolate, toffee and liquorice notes, with some kind of roasted and grilled notes. Dark fruit (dried prunes and dattes) and candied fruit develop. Very rich. These appealing pastry or bakery notes develop with time (milk chocolate this time, crème pâtissière, brioche not to say pain au chocolat...), but also mazerpan. The fruityness comes back with toffeed bananas, prunes. Some hot brown sugar notes remind us of a rum. The roasted and grilled notes come back with hints of fresh tobacco and cigars.
Water brings out winey notes from the sherry (even port). The nose is more smoky, and the fruit are candied.
B : The mouthfeel is intense, sweet on sherry notes which are more intense than in the nose. The orange is juicy; the toffee soft, and the spices are warming (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves). Slightly tannic, winey even, considering the influence of the sherry casks.
F : Long on gentle spice, gingerbread, honey, with a hint of smoke at the end.
Water brings out some smokiness in the finish, with intense notes of dried currants and sultanas.

93/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Roblanza
color: amber
nose: very nice 'old furniture' with hints of vanilla, raisins come up later, like it, love it, wow
taste: nice balanced flavours of the wood, spiciness and fruitiness, the finish is spicy with peppers and nutmeg, wow what a dram!

91/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Alexandre
The nose is dominated by a typical greedy sherry. Of a very nice size, there is a bit of cake with cream and chocolate. The nose is remarkably complex: there is rancio liquor then red fruit, hazelnut, and something more pungent and acid (fruit vinegar). The set is very good, and puts forward more hazelnut with water.

The mouth begins on beautiful red fruit (strawberry, blackcurrant) before a beautiful chocolate wave followed, in sherry influence, by very addictive pastry aromas. Finally, there is chocolate liquor and rancio. It is very complex and remarkably integrated. The addition of water thus brings nothing to it.

The long final, remains on sherry. There is milk chocolate and dark chocolate, and we find this pastry influence. Some nuts also.

In conclusion, a very good whisky, greedy and sherry typed.
90/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Amor57
The nose is the melted butter, very intense, very clear. So strong that it is sickening. Despite its power, it lets tannins , discreet, sulfur, nuts and dried fruits. Then butter decreases and gives way to a nice meaty, bitter almond, the smoke, ash and then develop on licorice, nuts, bananas. This whisky is elusive but I feel it has potential. With lots of ventilation, sharp notes of coffee and tea smoked take over. On the palate, the attack is full of finesse on licorice, fresh fruit and nuts and citrus rare. A final, great length, returns to the coffee with a slight liquorice and meaty salty.
A superb whisky to taste, long to open, difficult to define.
90/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: Wow...what a delightful nose. Very fruity (ripe fruit) and sweet (vanilla). The color and fragrance suggests that it concerns a very active bourbon barrel or a older whisky. After some time also clear wood tones, the smell of hay or dried grass and cinnamon.
taste: Spicy, fruity and a nice sweetness (combination of vanilla and liquorice).
Finish: Long, spicy (pepper) and beautiful wood tones (little bit bitterness).

89/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by ALouis
Couleur: Ambre soutenue
Nez: pas mal d'épices, des fruits noirs très mûrs, des fruits secs, un peu de caramel, quelques notes vineuses, de la noix et un peu de réglisse en fond.
Bouche: le miel est présent, les épices aussi, quelques noix, les fruits secs et un peu de céréales.
Une bouche ample avec des notes vineuses et légèrement mentholées en fond.
Finale : assez longue sur les fruits secs et le miel

89/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
Overcooked. Lots of honey, toffee and figs on nose and nuts, raisins and cocoa on palate. Seems a fine and expensive one but I don't like this kind of whiskies.
88/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: amber
Nosing: plenty of sherry, fresh figs, raisins, butterscotch, sweet vanilla
Tasting: sherry nuttiness, dark coffee liqueur
Finish: long, smooth, complex with a little spice popping up

88/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Jbrice
Nez: Ça sent les fruits fermentés (non péjoratif), le rancio, presque le porto ou le madère. Y a pas mal de petits fruits rouge et noir. De la prune.
Bouche: La bouche est dans la continuité du nez faisant montre d'un côté confituré (confiture de mûres)
Finale: Longue. Un peu de bois, de framboises et de mûres.

87/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Borg
color: Light brown-orange
Nose: sweet fruit, orange-juice,sherry hints, oak caramel
Taste: Alcohol boost, aniseed, dry, medium body
After: Long dry sensation, fruity malt

86/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol, nuts (hazelnuts, almonds), marzipan, freshness, reminds me of a palo cortado sherry
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, hazelnuts, coffee, taste dryer than the nose, soft pepper at the end
finish: medium

86/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by RX21
Nose: Dried fig
Mouth: orange liquor, spices, sensation from alcohol
Finale: Bitterness

86/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Old gold-amber
Nose: Round, on toffee, cabbage and some schnapps.
Taste: Rich, floral, on fudge, toffee and caramel. Well balanced. The finish is medium, floral, on toffee and fudge, rather rich and smooth.
Impression: A nice pleasant smooth and round whisky, with some unctuous notes of toffee and fudge.

85/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Yellow gold.
Nose: first nose a little upsetting that sends several things from the start, fish and cream, hint of margarine, freshness, pistachio, more subtly marzipan and praline. Latte barely perceptible gains in power over time, accompanied by praline and marzipan.
Palate: Oily sync with the nose, spicy and warm, dry fruits, cashew nuts.
Finale: In the extension of the mouth, moderately powerful.

Comment: A fun and original nose, mouth slightly offset.
85/100
WDTS2012-06
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: It is quite accessible. Oily, buttery, with orange blossom and then carried by the red fruit (initially). Then it is made of sweet caramel and coffee. It is very soft and pretty clean, too. Aeration calms the ardor of the sweetest.
Palate: Mouth expressive but melted. There are a lot of sweet spices (cinnamon, cardamom), the chestnut cream with vanilla, dark chocolate, little bitter. It's round and fairly well balanced.
Finish: The finish is a bit short and and keeps the spices without making them uncomfortable.
Comment: This is a nice dram but ultimately too wise. He hardly recognize a distinct personality. But it's greedy / balanced aspects surely find its audience despite a final below.
84/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by mapi
Color: Copper
The nose is fresh and powerful. The passage in a cask of Xeres is obvious with notes of leather and dark chocolate. The nose is marked by a freshness that crosses the entire tasting.
The palate is round and offers a beautiful fruit. It is beguiling. The mid-palate is marked by a return of leather and chocolate. Alcohol is a drying anything.
The finish is in line with all the tasting. the leather is, but also chocolate is the cocoa butter. Everything is nothing disappointing. The retro-olfaction is more herbaceous.
83/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Dede
Color: Pale amber
Nose: little expressive. Old Plum, a few raisins, and not much else. Opens the aeration without getting more complex.
Palate: Lots of raisins, and a little bitterness. Not bad but very monolithic. More expressive than the nose cons.
Finish: Fairly long and powerful, a handful of raisins.

Conclusion: A expressive malt, especially in the mouth, but sorely lacking complexity.
82/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Deep copper with burnished edges.
Nose : Scary, as far as my taste is concerned. Starts on pure toffee, with a strange weakness feeling for a malt that on the other hand could actually exceed 55%. Not unlike a Macduff bottled by A.D. Rattray last year and that we had for our blind tasting. Given time, the dry Oloroso character shows out in a more pleasant way. Gets fruitier, with sweet notes of Guignolet. Keeps on developing on rather nice sweet and sour notes. Whiffs of Asian cooking. Soja sauce and pineapple chunks gently caramelized. Takes time to become interesting, but now, I feel like giving it its chance.
Mouth: Starts very sweet and easy. Good news: There’s much less toffee than on the nose. Thick and creamy, with slightly burnt wood edges. Lots of dried figs and rather heavy tannins, like in an old style Macallan (but this could as well be a new batch of Abunad’h !). The alcoholic balance is OK, but I can feel the heat now! Not burning, though.
Finish: Long, with lots of liquorice and a little ammonia.
Comment: A quite intense after dinner old style Speysider that will delight heavy sherry lovers that don't fear toffee in their dram.

82/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
A discrete nose marked by ripe fruits. There are not many other scents offered.
Mouth contrasts with the discretion of the nose. From the beginning strong flavors of ripe fruit with some extra bitterness in the mouth invaded.
The finish is rather short, in shades announced by the mouth.
81/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Sebou007
Color: Pale amber
Nose: Very delicate. Chemical caramel, frangipane, marzipan. Dried fruits. A chemical side, on chewing gum. A slight acidity, which makes me think of sour milk (lassi). Seems a bit artificial. Alcohol stings a little.
Palate: The alcohol is still very present. This is powerful. The mouth is surprisingly salty. We feel the influence of sherry. It's pretty smooth. The nose seems all the more ethereal. It remains somewhat artificial to my taste, with hints of carrot soup. Taste like cardboard? Woody bitterness. Not my cup of tea.
Finish: Medium, creamy, bitter on burnt caramel.

Conclusion: A wobbly whisky from the start between the nose and mouth. The mouth is tasty but remains artificial, which is unpleasant to me.

80/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Flonews
Color: beautiful amber color
Nose: Perfume very discreet. Exist?
Palate: explosive on candied oranges and sugar. The set switches to a very sweet substance use leading to fears of caramel. After aeration, the aroma of oranges extend a little while the attack subsides. More pleasant but too linear.
Finale: bitterness, very short final
76/100
WDTS2012-06
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: mineral, marine and fresh first and then vinegar ... not necessarily very appealing to me. Enhances a little after ventilation then becoming more buttery and sweet. In short, very versatile without being playful or seductive. A bizarre finish?
Mouth: powdery, slightly expressive and rapidly evolving towards some vegetal bitterness .
Finish: rather bitter and almost unpleasant
Conclusion: I do not like this whisky. These vinegared notes , bitter is not really to my taste. I forced myself to drink the sample ....
70/100

Dalmore

L'Esprit Whisky, 16 yo

Collection
L'Esprit whisky
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
54,4 %
Bottler
Whisky & Rhum
Cask number
single cask 9092/58
Dates
Distil: 29/10/1996 Bottling: 02/11/2012
Bottle
13 of 50 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2013-03 82/100
Dalmore Whisky & Rhum
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Lots of raisins on this whisky. I like it. It really looks like a soft PX turned into whisky”
This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (89): (5)more than average. honey, vanilla, malt, citrus. an Cnoc? Simple, sweet, malty

Taste (89): powerful, oily. honey, raisins, citrus, vanilla, spices. Looks like 8 to 12 years old and maybe bottled at 40%

Finish (90): (5)longer than average. honey, vanilla, fruits, raisins.

89/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Pale wine.
Nose: Starts quite simple. Grassy and rooty. Youngish. But turns softer after a while, with nice vanilla (the elegant one) and icing sugar. Gets closer to the raw material now, with quite some cereal. Sweetened Corn Flakes (well, make it Frosties). And a splash of Lowlandish orange blossom water. And more alcohol too. A classy austerity.
Mouth: Yeah. Hot it is. Invigorating, but not burning. Surprisingly soft and silky, actually, for a malt that is probably close to 60%. A very clean spirit with a nice softness from the alcohol. A discreet fruitiness (gooseberries, star fruit). This is no fruit bomb nor modern cask driven malt. Just a very clean spirit aged in a high quality (fresh?) Bourbon cask.
Finish: Long, clean, free of all bitterness, and with a hint of sweet liquorice.
Comment: This is no demonstrative whisky, but it has a charm of its own, starting simple, and ending up classy. Probably much older than I thought at first nosing. A nice Tormore or Rosebank in its twenties ?

87/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Pale yellow
Nose: Lemon
Mouth: Liquorice, aniseed, peated, Seashell
Finish: On thé peat and sait

87/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: very mineral, herbal and dry. Cold or even cold! Not really the kind of profile that I like. Some too discreet fruit after ventilation.
Taste:quite pleasant silky texture , more my taste than the nose. Rather sharp, more focused on fruit (white peach, yellow melon) as the nose was.
Final medium with a little honey mixed with a herbal bitterness.
Conclusion Although I do not like the nose, the result is interesting and of good quality. A dram with fun.
86/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Powerful and as a new spirit. Fruity (young fruit and citrus) and vanilla, but also some hay, heather and yeast. After tasting some traces of sulfur and toasted wood as well.

Taste: A combination of bitterness and sweetness (toasted wood influences and barley) and some spiciness. Later this taste become more intense (much better).

Finish: Long and spicy (peppery).

85/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Jmputz
Colour: Straw
The first is quite aggressive, but after some aeration, it becomes more enjoyable. It features a young character on the cereal a little rough, a hint of biscuit. Dried herb notes and a few discreet fruit.
The palate is quite different from that announced in the nose. Citrus and fruity acidity dominate the palate.
The finish is fresh and of medium length.
84/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Fresh, floral, peppermint, lemon meringue. Not very expressive!

Palate: Fresh fruit, mint, pepper (not very well integrated alcohol)

Finale: Spices, fresh fruit, short.

Comments: Good, but ...

84/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: a rather confusing and unusual nose. Peat at first, then has beautiful bisque and grain aromas. There is also a small vegetal side springing out. As and along with the aeration, jammy side spring.

Palate: The palate is a continuation of the nose. And even goes a bit further with an almost lemony minerality. Some tips and rancid nuts. Quite powerful and almost evanescent mouth.

Finish: rather short.

Comments: I would say that this whisky is quite pleasant to drink although without much complexity. His profile is no defect, while being friendly.
83/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Savoureur
Appearance: very light yellow
Nose: medium intensity, alcohol present but not disturbing, salty freshness, almond paste, toasted grains, vanilla softness
Taste: low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, toasted grains, bitter almonds, fresh vegetables
Finish: short to medium

83/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Flonews
Color: pale yellow

Nose: super spirity in a first step, the rest is on the lemon and citrus. Not very greedy in the first place. Adding water makes it very discreet, a gentle base rather focused on vanilla. Time is beneficial, with aromas more in correspondence with the mouth, but still pretty quiet.

Palate: The nose had warned! the explosion of alcohol is there. However, the result is more greedy than the nose with a drive toward exotic fruit and a fairly greasy texture. The set takes acidity before fading. With water, candied fruit is now sucked into the very first sip. Amazing! The following sips seem less sweet, but the fruit is still growing.

Final: The sweetness continues, slight bitterness and wood notes.

Still a very steep whisky in the beginning. We must give him time (many?) Or add a drop of water to down the spines. However, it is much more delicious than the nose wants to suggest. The bourbon cask is there with all these features aromas, but this concoction also reveals a range of exotic fruits. All this is finally quiet, but present. Too bad these fruits is not more mature.
83/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Mapi
Light gold color with green highlights

Nose: strong presence of alcohol that brings a sense of turpentine. Then fresh fruit arrives, white fruit with exotic notes (pineapple). Impression of lightness. Potato starch. Some complexity.

Mouth :an oily texture that gives a general impression of sweetness, alcohol is very present. Back of the pineapple. Notes of cereal.

Finish: The finish is light, soft. First we start on herbaceous notes and ends with licorice (a big surprise).
83/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de TTN
The nose is subtle when I first perceive a puff of rose then quickly cereals, herbs and spices (white pepper, cumin) come with it.
The palate is light, sweet honey with a little green apple and herbs.
Rather short finish.
Very different from my first experience with this whisky that I found immature. Even though it has improved, it remains far from my ideal malt.
78/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Arno
Nose: strange nose, kind of pharmaceutical preparation, mixing plants, potpourri, ether, cologne. Very new spirit. Round and sweet nose, molasses. Candy, marshmallow. After aeration, about the fresh apple. A little sickening.
Palate: sweet & sugary, suddenly becomes very astringent, dry sensation that lasts. Little else unfortunately.
Finale: the cork.
Conclusion: Unfortunately not very pleasant for the malt certainly very young.
78/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Very repressed. Fresh fruit (pear), but a lot of alcohol appears. Aeration does not help and the alcohol is much too far. Moreover, the water either makes no difference ...
Palate: almond paste, brandy, alcohol. Blah blah!
Finish: Quite long on the marzipan.
Conclusion: The score speaks for itself. Too young? alcohol not integrated.
75/100
WDTS2013-03
Commentaire de Dede
Color: White dry wine

Nose: Austere, enough mineral (talc, chalk), something of a young brandy grape or pear. This one who does not tell much.

Palate: It stings a little, even if it is drinkable dry. On the aromatic level, something dreary plain of Waterloo ... It is very close to a new-make. Maybe a hint of citrus that comes and decorates the landscape of its tangy freshness. Adding a little water does not change the background.

Finish: Long, fairly bitter
68/100

Dalmore

L'Esprit Whisky, 17 yo

Collection
L'Esprit whisky
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
52,9 %
Bottler
Whisky & Rhum
Cask number
single cask BH9092 / RB58
Dates
Distil: 29/10/1996 Bottling: 06/11/2013
Bottle
24 of 30 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2014-02 82/100
Dalmore 17
Personal Comment
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Krucifyx
Nose: Again a pretty pastry nose, green cut fruit, stewed caramel.

The palate is immediately marked by a sweet sailing, pastry (fines and honey), which distils gradually fruity notes. Fruits to first, which advanced on notes and tannic acid (wine, grapes), and end up on espresso and spicy vanilla. Malt is very present, almost organic.
The mouth evolves on notes of mint on the finish, to evolve on a final that does not disappoint on coffee, mint, hazelnut.
88/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Corbuso
Colour: Gold
Nose: Smoky to very smoky, slightly floral and fragrant, very intense, fresh, malty, and with diverse yellow flowers, as well as a touch of heather.
Taste: Spicy to very spicy, malty, fresh, floral, with some almonds, fruits from the orchards, nice round floral flavours and freshly crushed barley, some vanilla, ginger and tobacco leaves. The finish is medium, slightly waxy and smoky, round, balanced, malty and on freshly crushed burley, as well as some pear and apples drops.
Impression: A very good malty fresh and round whisky, well balanced and enjoyable to drink.

85/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Light gold
A discreet and floral nose. A hint of cut grass and another of smoke. The smell of sour candy, hints of menthol and some spices. Without being very complex, the nose is nice and has a nice balance.
The first impression on the palate is a bit more mitigated and contrasts a bit with the nose that was more engaging. It passes in turn from an acidic character to a marked bitterness. Definitely the bitterness takes over, obscuring the other flavors. This dominance may hurt balance a little.
The medium finish is marked by bitterness.
84/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Wsteimel
Color: Straw / light yellow

Nose: Sweet, honey, lemon, fresh linen, cut grass

Taste: Lemon, butterscotch, a bit dense....with some water gets smoother, some bitter caramel...more water....smoother...some honey and butter come out.  Cask strength.

Finish: medium length finish...cough medicine, not much complexity here.

Overall, drinkable, cask strength, not much on the finish.  Would have left this one in the cask for a bit longer....

84/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: White wine

Nose: Here again not much in the nose - some barley and malt with hints of yellow fruits.

Palate: Sweet fudge together with sandal wood and some meat? Interesting, a little fruitiness appears later on.

The finish is sweet and short I would say. Another nice dram but I think I won't remember.

83/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: High in alcohol, fruity (tropical), spicy (nutmeg), some sweetness and some wood tones too.
Taste: Very spicy, some sweetness and clear influences of wood.
Finish: Quite long and spicy with a little bit bitterness at the end.

83/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: Rather youngish and grassy, with quite some soft vanilla. Stale water? Gets even grassier after a while, with lots of wet hay and freshly cut grass after the rain. Hot, but nicely balanced. Not that young, finally, and really classy now, assuming you like the style.
Mouth: Vanilla and soft violet-flavoured liquorice (Florent). Gets hot (50%), but remains balanced. Perhaps a hint of fruit in the background. Unripe pineapple?
Finish: Long, with a nice orange blossom honeyed development.
Comment: This is no immediate pleasure whisky. Reminds me of some Aberfeldy in its 20s. Or perhaps a rather shy Lowlander?

83/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Mathieutaz13
Nose: quite shy at the beginning of the sample, and then a lot of grain and quite spirity (with solvents close to medicinal), quite pronounced vegetal notes but well-integrated hints of juicy pears, lots of spices (cinnamon, pepper)
With aeration we go on the green apple and semolina cake with vanilla but it is marked by alcohol and spices.
Mouth: quite round in the mouth and surprisingly fruity (papaya, mango, coconut) associated to the presence of nuts like mixed drink!
The finish, however, is too spicy and the final marked by bitterness (liquorice) even if the fruits remain.

conclusion
A green nose and marked by the grain that reminds me of some young Bruichladdich and mouth more in the tradition of a young Arran fruity but unstructured.
Overall it lacks depth and especially balance and even if it is not bad to me this seems dispensable.
83/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: low to medium intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol after breathing, old style mustard, herbaceous, minty, sour
taste: low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, mustard and sourness dominate, pepper and fresh baby vomited in the finish
finish: short

82/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Peb
Color: light gold
Nose: rather closed firsr. The wax (solvent), cherry pits; wood and malt.
Taste: the whole "cherry stones" strongly spring; it is quite bitter ... the marzipan, sugar ...
Final: not very long; grows on nuts and salt.

I'm really not convinced by it ... difficult to discern is melted ... and disgusting. I returned twice, but I feel I have missed.
81/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: rather quiet. Pear, some spirit, some peat and grains.
Taste: woody attack, powerful, mineral, syrupy.
Finish: long.

Comments: A flawless dram but shows no interest in my tasting sense because his personality is too narrow.
80/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Kundalini
Nose: herbs, bee-wax, vanilla, not very typical
Mouth: Light fruit notes, orange, sweet, later dry in the finish, bitterness kills all!

76/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: An undergrowth side, moss, green wood, new plastic, grapefruit. I did not catch at all.
B ouche: Alcohol is present but relatively flat with a combo tobacco, vanilla, poorly mastered smoke.
Finish: Long. Pepper, dried peat land.
Conclusion: Bad. This is not good ☺ 75-
75/100

Dalmore: not in collection

Dalmore

13.36 Tea and marmelade

Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
59,3 %
Bottler
SMWS
Dates
Distil: 1088 Bottling: 2006
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85/100
Dalmore: SMWS
Personal Comment

Dalmore

Single Cask 29 years

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
51,5 %
Bottler
Official
Cask number
single cask 5231
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Personal Comment

Dalmore

30 years, Gonzalez Sherry Finish

Collection
Special Cask Finish
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
42 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Gonzales Byass Sherry
Dates
Distil: 22-03-1973 Bottling: 2003
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Forum 86/100
Dalmore Gonzales Byass Sherry
Personal Comment

Dalmore

15 years, mathusalem Oloroso

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Mathusalem oloroso
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80/100
Personal Comment

Dalmore

Vintage 2000

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
white oak/aloroso
Dates
Distil: 2000 Bottling: 2010
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83/100
Personal Comment

Dalmore

Sherry Finesse

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1978 Bottling: 2011
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Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

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