Dalmore King Alexander III
Added on Sunday, Sep 13, 2009 at 09:22 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $180 Availability: Wide
This is a marriage of an array of various cask types, aged up to around 16 years.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of strong vanilla and caramel, oranges, very Dalmore.  The palate delivers on all that as you might expect, and woah, it's really syrupy!  In both taste and texture -- syrup.  Yet the sweetness is restrained, not overly syrupy-sweet.  Enjoyable stuff, that nose is killer. 
N: Plum sauce, rich wood, sweet fruit, then some farmy notes and burnt hair (the good kind), creme brulee.  Very complex exciting nose.
P:  Moderately oily, a flourish of spice initally but then the gamey sherry takes over.
F: Very long with nicely balanced sweetness with dryer oaky notes, and just a whisp of cocoa. 

n: Dried fruit (apricot?) on a vanilla and caramel sundae.  That's the notes but this didn't actually smell nearly as good as a real sundae.  Average, really.


p:  A bit too thin.  Dry sherry or burnt toffee.  Plums and lemons.  Hint of cedar.  Not really my thing.   A little sweetness would have been nice, the finish fades to fast, and it feels thin and watery.


It's not offensive and is a good step up from a blend or low end single malt.  I could sip it all day and not notice because it's a tad boring.


n: plum jam, vanilla custard, and biscuits.


t: soft spice, gentle oak, black raisin, and dense prune. The body of this is just too thin (i.e. softer version of the 18). It is nice and a bit more complex, but nothing exciting. Vanilla oak and dry tobacco leaf in medium finish.  [B/B-]

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