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Dalmore 12 Year Old

Too sanitised

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WReview by @Wierdo

25th Jan 2019


Dalmore 12 Year Old
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Sample given to me by a friend. My first whisky of Burns night. My third Dalmore having tried the 15, which was okayish and a NAS with a silly name I can't remember that was forgettable.

The colour of this stuff is bright orange so I guess e150 has made a contribution.


Toffee, raisins and dried fruit, caramelized oranges. A pleasant but uncomplicated nose.


Neat. It's at 40% so no water is involved.

Thin mouthfeel.

Buttered toast, dried fruit, some boiled sweets, bitter tanins. Hard to separate the arrival and developmemt it all feels a bit rolled into one. The finish is quite long and not particularly pleasant with the tanins dominating.


Not an awful malt by any means but an instantly forgettable one. I do wonder what this would be like natural colour, unchill-filtered and at cask strength (or at least 46%) I reckon it would be a cracking whisky.

This just feels like a good whisky neutered.

Really nice bottle though. Which is the main thing for some people I guess.

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RianC commented

@Wierdo - Mmmmm! laughing

In fairness, I've never tried a Dalmore but can't say I'm that excited to.

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