Dalmore 12 (New Version)
Added on Thursday, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:07 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $44 Availability: Wide
50/50 marriage of bourbon and sherry casks, this replaces the now "old" Dalmore 12 (which was 70/30) at a higher cost.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose has lots of big oranges, caramels, and apricots, with sherry quite discernible. The palate delivers all of that, fruits and  caramels (with related toffee stuff) and vanilla. Light spices show up and continue through the long finish. Some rough spots show up in that finish, but not out-of-line for 12 years.  Water killed this for me, not advised.  This whisky is in general like a caramel chew that's got fruitiness to it, and I like it.... it's pleasant.  Much better than the previous Dalmore 12.  One to try as an alternative to Balvenie Doublewood.  B/B-
N: Chocolate and something slightly mismatched, like vegetables.
P: Burnt brown sugar, dates, citrus, slightly bitter.
F: A bitter tang.
Big and full flavored, but there's a subtle sourness that detracts.

N:Faint caramel (dulce de leche)


P:  Oily.  Stromg.  Old shoe leather.  Not terribly great.  Not greatly terrible. Finish hits a quick bitter noter then dissapears.



Nose: Malt, canned grapes, sea air


Palate: Sweet malty notes, syrupy mouthfeel, maybe some very light sherry notes.


Finish: Malt and some cardboard type notes, a bit earthy.


n: red berry marmalade, raw bread dough, cherry hard candy.


t: follows nose but overly sweet (like red Kool-Aid and cherry hard candy). Oak and strawberry jam; watery/thin mouthfeel. The sweet style sherry cask overpowers the malt whisky and the low ABV hurts the complexity. Short finish is mostly sweet and young sherry cask influence. 

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