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Dalmore Cigar Malt

Class for Christmas!

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@phoenixReview by @phoenix

18th Nov 2013


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After it was discontinued in 2009, the Cigar Malt was re-introduced by popular demand. How dare those Dalmore boys take away one of the best single malts ever made :-)

Well, it's been back for a while and is a firm favourite of the author and the whisky club I run in Dorset. So, here's a quick run down...

The 'new' Cigar malt is made with slightly older malt than its predecessor and therefore the price has gone up slightly - but it's well worth it. It is one of the special expressions in The Dalmore range and although the name suggest it should be paired with a fine cigar, as a non-cigar smoker I can tell you that you don't have to have a cigar with it.

It is a complex and classy act and suits those Christmas celebrations very well. I have a large Dalmore collection and this is my 'go to' Dalmore, provided warmth and comfort during those long dark evenings.

Nose: Caramel, coffe and chocolate. Very inviting and a delight just to sit there nosing for ages.

Mouthfill: Full but clean, hold it for as long as you can!

Palate: Toffee apples, sherry (not too much) and orange peel. Wow! Very smooth and warming. Like kissing an angel.

Finish: Medium long, zesty, spice comes through towards the end and leaves a fantastic taste in the mouth.

Overall, if you like Dalmore's, sherry finishes and the taste of Christmas - forget the Cigar (although I am told it's a perfect accompaniment), get this great malt and join thousands of others in appreciating a truly spectacular malt. It's beautifully presented in a smart red box, so also makes a perfect present.

In my opinion, one of the best Dalmore's out there without breaking the bank.

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Anxyous commented

One of the best ever? 88 points?

8 years ago 0

phoenix commented

Sure, not everything can get 98 points, depends on how hard you mark and what you gauge it against.

8 years ago 0

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