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Dalmore 12 Year Old

Burnt toffee and powerful finish

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MReview by @MrCappy

6th Jan 2013


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Nose: This whisky is different! Soft and earthy with some sherry and sweetness; not a fresh fruity sweetness but rather the sweetness you would expect of a sweet sherry, toffee, syrup and honey. I can hold this whisky to my nose for some time, taking in its fragrance. Mushrooms and truffles reinforce the earthy tones.

Colour: Caramel with hints of brown. Taste: The sherry theme continues with the taste, which brings to the fore burnt toffee and a bitterness I would associate with caramelisation in cooking which browns sugar thereby giving it a distinct "burnt" flavour. I think it balances nicely with the sweetness.

Finish: Enjoyable and not overly powerful, but it does have a pleasing potency. The burnt toffee remains on my tongue, with some vanilla and syrup.

Overall: Very enjoyable! This whisky has a strength and potency that I have come to enjoy in whisky. It lacks the level of depth and complexity I enjoy exploring, but it is excellent value and I am keen to try the more premium whisky in the Dalmore family!

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MrCappy commented

I add that I experience some kind of artificial flavour, which I cannot quite put my finger on.

9 years ago 0

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