Dalmore 15yr

The-15 (2)

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience. as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Golden brown.

Nose:

Sweet, chocolate and toffee with orange and sherry thrown in.

Palate:

Dark chocolate, toffee and an orange zest. Hints of spice – Cinnamon? Ginger?

Finish:

Long lasting and creamy, dark chocolate with a smokey quality.

Overall:

A former favourite of my collection. Goes down a treat – in fact I’d go as far as to say it goes down a little too easily. I have to watch myself when I’m drinking this otherwise it will all be gone in no time!

 

Classic Rock Match:

Following a post by @the_whisky_lady entitled ON THE ROCKS: Match Your Whisky With Rock Classics I’m going to try and match my tastings with a classic rock song.

This is an easy starter with The Stranglers – Golden Brown.

 

Notes:

Taken from Dalmore website:

 

THE 15

THE DALMORE HOUSE STYLE IS BORN

The Dalmore 15 year old is smooth, rich and well rounded; the epitome of The Dalmore house style.

This delicate and approachable vintage is initially matured for 12 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks. The character of The Dalmore 15 is achieved by then splitting the whisky equally between three different sherry woods; Amoroso, Apostoles and Matusalem oloroso for a further three years. The spirit is finally married together in an upstanding sherry butt, allowing the flavours to infuse.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Gotta love some Dalmore. While the 12 Year Old lacks a little the 15 sounds like it makes up for it! My personal favourite is the ‘Cigar Malt Reserve’ – a lovely dry and sherried expression. And I’d say Golden brown is appropriate!
    Keep on waffling,
    Nick

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    1. I have tried the 12yr although it was before I started whisky tasting properly so I have no notes for it. Not tried the cigar malt yet but it’s on my list!

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      1. Oh get round to it! There’s a lot to like, especially if, like yourself, you don’t mind a bit of dalmore!

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