Tasting and Review by Daniel & Rex in the Whisk(e)y Vault
Deep, golden mahogany in colour with orange, marmalade and aromatic spice on the nose.
Elegant and rich on the palate with concentrated citrus, Oloroso sherry with hints of sweet vanilla pod.
An aftertaste of great complexity.
The perfect spirit to tease the palate before dining.
The exceptional richness of The Dalmore spirit benefits from slightly longer maturation than is typically practised in Scotland.
So their youngest expression is bottled only after twelve years, rather than the more usual ten. Their Master Blender, with some four decades of expertise, has discovered that the complex spirit from the stills is too rich to be tamed by a single style of cask. He favours fusing together the sweet, vanilla rich whiskies from ex-bourbon barrels with the aromatic, spicy and dried fruits characters from sherry casks from Spain.
In this, our entry level expression we have sought balance and richness by selecting malts in a 50:50 recipe – 50% from ex bourbon barrels and 50% from ex-sherry butts.
On the nose, citrus fruits, chocolate and aromatic spices
On the palate, flavours of concentrated citrus, oloroso sherry and hints of vanilla. To finish, roasted coffee and chocolate.
Best served with wensleydale cheese, Lindt orange intense chocolate