Dalmore Cigar Malt
a cigar malt is just a cigar malt
Review by @TheEnabler
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Nose (neat): overwhelmed at first, can't smell past the alcohol. After some air, ripe red cherries, vanilla, cinnamon, sugared lemon, wood, a hint of smoke, very pleasant.
Taste (neat): sweet at first, becoming sour and then tart with burnt wood, disappears into bitter dark chocolate and burnt leather.
Nose (water): somewhat subdued, less fruit, more soft leather and oak.
Taste (water): considerably thinner and less harsh with half a dozen drops. No fruit, just a hint of wood in the background. Comfortably bitter, like coffee beans.
I suspect that pairing this with a cigar or hookah would mask the "dirtier" burnt aspect of the malt, leaving only hints of the more pleasant flavors.
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Cigar Malt is yet another gimmick from a distillery that overuses coloring and does not release craft bottlings with nonchillfiltering and good strengths. Makes me wonder why. Could it be that the whisky is really not that good and the gimmicks are a compensation for that fact? Perhaps. One thing is certain: Dalmore is overpriced for what it is.
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