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this was a christmas present I got. It's always a bit a risk, when family members or friends buy, with the best intentions, whisky or any other spirit for you. Fortunately this one is definitly worth the risk. The Dalmore is matured for 12 years. The producers says it's 50% sherry and 50% bourbon. I assume it's a "blend" of sherry and bourbon casks and not matured 6 years in bourbon and 6 sherry casks, but I'm not sure. If someone knows better, feel free to drop a comment.
I really like the Dalmore. you get something of both "worlds", sherry and bourbon.
So let's get started with the tasting-notes.
Nose: grassy notes and the scent of a hayfield. After that, some honey and vanilla, as well as fruity notes which I couldn't identify.
Taste: Similar to the nose with its honey, vanilla, hayland mixture. Additionaly a very interesting, rather intense taste of bitter orange, quite similar to cointreau a bitter orange liquor. Of course Dalmore is not as intense as cointreau.
Finish: nothing special, some cereal and malt. Interesting is the faint hint of smoke.