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Dalmore 12 Years Review

Country: Scotland
Brand: The Dalmore
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Region: Highland
Age: 12 Years
Alcohol: 40%

Colour: Gold  (Contains added Caramel for colouring)

Nose:  Complex. Sherry, Malt, Wood, Oak, Vanilla, Bitter Sweet like Orange Marmalade. A hint of Leather. Strangely enough, during the first tasting session, I thought for a moment I detected a vague smell of cardboard boxes, you know the ones they used in the past for archiving documents. Very strange indeed! Couldn’t detect it anymore during the following tasting sessions. 

Taste: Smooth, Sweet and Spicy. Creamy Malt, Orange, Sherry, Ginger and Spices. 

Finish: Middle Long and not bad at all with some Toffee, Orange, Ginger Vanilla and Pepper. Dry Nuts in the end.

Rating: 85

Nose 22 - Taste 21 – Finish 21.– Overall 21

General Remarks: I added a teaspoon of Water but I won’t do that again. The taste suddenly became unbalanced and watery. The Dalmore 12 does not take Water very well. It should be bottled at at least 43% in my opinion.

Drinking Experience Neat:  Good


A very “ easy” single malt that will please beginning whisky drinkers. I recommend drinking it neat. When I first opened the bottle the Dalmore did not gave away all of its hidden secrets. This became quite clear when I tasted the spirit again about a week later.

Jan van den Ende                                                               August 14, 2011