Dalmore 12yr


Sampled at Whisky Birmingham 2016 run by The Birmingham Whisky Club, the second of two whiskies tasted as part of the Beginners Masterclass delivered by Jess from The Wellington.

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.


Deep gold.


Sherry, sweet, slight hint of chocolate, fruit (raisins?).


Creamy, sweet, caramel, butter with a woody note running through it.


Medium, still sweet but with some spice.


A mellow, sweet and easy to drink whisky. Doesn’t quite have the depth of the 15 but it’s a good introduction to the Dalmore range and is very easy to drink.

For another opinion on this one check out No Nonsense Whisky’s video review.



Taken from Dalmore Website.


THE 12


The Dalmore 12 year old, with its intricate aromas and flavours, is recognised as a whisky with character far beyond its age. This was Andrew Mackenzie’s original masterpiece and stood apart from the norm of the day. At a time when it was standard practise to mature whisky for no more than 6 years, Andrew Mackenzie demonstrated his pioneering character by doubling the maturation period. His boldness truly paid off, The Dalmore 12 year old still stands apart as an exceptional whisky today, as it did then.

Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then divided for its final flourish. One half remains in the bourbon barrels, while the other is transferred to exclusive 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem oloroso sherry butts before they are reunited to create this phenomenal whisky.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Personally prefer the 15 year but both quite yummy whiskies!

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    1. Agreed, I prefer the 15yr too – has more depth to it. Both delicious though.

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