This is the new incarnation -- the previous Dalmore Cigar Malt was taken off the market about two years ago. Dalmore says that's because "consumers were confused... did they need to have this with a cigar? What if they didn't smoke?" Once it was discontinued, they go on to say, there was an outcry among Dalmore fans for it to return.
So, this is the reformulated version, with a higher ratio of sherry casks.
Dry baking spices and nutmeg. Tannic oak, cola syrup, and cherry jam. Sherry cask influence of dark dried fruit, apricot, and thin vanilla. Nice balance between the fruit and the distillery character, but it is very one note and not exciting. [B-/B]