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Dalmore 12 Year Old

Christmas came early?

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jReview by @juqkis

15th Sep 2013


Dalmore 12 Year Old
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  • Finish
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For me, The Dalmore 12 has always been a whisky that I either love or hate a bit tricky one, or should I say that sometimes too easy? So, now I that poured a glass and thought that for the first time I could objectively review it, I'll do just that.

On the nose I get this warm Christmas eve's fireplace kinda feeling from the cinnamon, sherry and almonds I get from it. Mixed in there somewhere is a hint of citrus or maybe more rather some sweet fruits or berries that every once in a while combine to a very nice, soft toffee kind of scent. A little bit of smoke also lingers in there somewhere... I gotta say that the nose is brilliant, by far the best part of this whisky.

On the palate the magic wears off a little, not that complex and inviting anymore. The sherry pushes through first and then some nutty-marzipan flavours create this theme of Christmas cake that also continues to the finish.

The finish is not the best of this whisky, unfortunately. The soft and gently warming aromas turn a little tangy?

To describe it in a few words, it's a whisky that promises a lot at the beginning, falling a victim of it's wonderful nose. Still, in my opinion well worth buying!

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