Dalmore King Alexander III
The King's Speech stays restrained
Review by @Rantavahti
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I could have titled it 'Not The Last King of Scotland' but the movie wouldn't fit quite so well with this dram of Dalmore. The King's Speech references much better The Dalmore King Alexander III. They both are a good example of something good and yet so dull.
Master Distiller Richard Paterson has blended The Dalmore King Alexander III from differently-aged malts matured in a mixture of French wine casks, Madeira drums, Sherry butts, Marsala barrels, Port pipes and Bourbon barrels from Kentucky. That is a job well done but does the wide mixture take away something from the character? Do they balance each other out?
Even though I've tasted only two from their range, I'm starting to believe that the Dalmores are very nice and smooth but lack in character.
Nose: Malty chocolate with slightly fruity notes.
Taste: Liqueury and spicy blend of dark chocolate and biscuits. Very very smooth.
Finish: Oak and peppers collide very briefly.
Balance: In good balance but lacks quite a bit in character and the finish is way too quick and mellow, that's why so low score.
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