Dalmore King Alexander III

wp-image-1730996437jpg.jpgPlease take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

I want to say a huge thank you to Chris Allen who supplied me with this sample along with a few others. I’m very grateful to him for giving me the chance to try this fantastic dram!

Colour:

Red mahogany.

Nose:

Orange, oak, leather, sweet – brown sugar, toffee and some sherry underneath.

With water: Caramel.

Palate:

Sweet and smooth. Orange citrus, oak, slight spice, maple syrup, vanilla, toffee and a slight nuttiness.

With water: Milk chocolate at first but also adds a bitterness to it.

Finish:

Long, orange, oak, vanilla and brown sugar. Slightly drying, slight nuttiness and then some tropical fruit right at the end – I’d go with mango juice maybe?

With water: No change.

Overall:

I have to say I’m a fan of the Dalmore range – from bottle to finish they’re pure class and never disappoint. If I had to try and pick a fault with this? Well maybe that the caramel on the nose seemed a little… off? I know some of their range have caramel colouring added to them but I don’t know if this particular expression does as well. If it does though then that may be the culprit. I’ve never been able to identify caramel colouring in the past but maybe my nosing abilities are just improving? That or I’m imagining it as my sanity slowly ebbs away…

I’m sure someone will tell me now it has no added colouring in and it’s all in my head! Even if it does though it’s not enough to put me off and I’d be more than happy to drink it again!

Notes:

Taken from The Dalmore Website.

FLAVOUR PORTRAIT

AROMA

Red berry fruits, fresh flowers, passion fruit.

PALATE

Citrus zest, vanilla pod, creme caramel.

FINISH

Sweet cinnamon, nutmeg.

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