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Dalmore 15 Year Old

Luxurious Festive Flavours

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@AnonymousReview by @Anonymous

30th Nov 2009


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Having tasted this at the Whisky Show in London recently I thought it would be an ideal bottle to have in the house for the festive period.

I couldn't resist having a little dram to just to make sure it was as good as I remembered and I wasn't dissapointed.

This is an elegant and sophisticated drink with a sensational nose. Warm spices, orange, vanilla and hint of sweetness in this complex brandy like nose are a reward in themselves. I smelled it over and over before even thinking about tasting it.

And the palate doesn't dissapoint, its got all those flavours and the qualities of a good complex brandy but somehow even better as festive digestif. Instead of the grapiness of brandy it has an underlying gingery warmth you could only get from a whisky.

You can really taste the sherry casks, it lacks the medicinal flavours, saltiness or peatiness of some of my regular drams but that's exactly what I wanted.

My wife, who claims not to like whisky, was blown away by it. I didn't tell it was whisky before she tried. I know this is going to go down well at the Christmas table and I'm looking forward to introducing fine whisky to a few people who may think its not for them.

The only challenge is keeping the bottle (almost) full until the end of December!

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jdcook commented

Wow - added to my ever expanding wish-list.

11 years ago 0

Sharkk276 commented

Could not agree with you more on how good it goes down. You have to be careful. I drank 1/4 of the bottle by myself before I knew it.

10 years ago 0

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