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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.
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.