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Dalmore Mackenzie

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Dalmore Mackenzie

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  • Brand: Dalmore
  • Bottler: Unknown
  • ABV: 46.0%

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Dalmore Mackenzie

Nose: Sweet, fruity. Some berries, oranges and a certain wininess. very sweet and lively, with those lemony notes i was not expecting. Aged in Ex-Bourbon and no sherry , this explains it...

Palate: Again, sweet and spicy. Yes definitely spicy on the tongue, with those red fruits and some hints of chocolate. nice body at 46% but it could use a bit more ABV to become a cracker.

Finish : Medium length finish with wee , but wee smoke (don't expect a lagavulin here ok?), ending on the dried red fruit and the spices. Very good.

Bottom Line:

I certainly like this one, It’s got a very nice nose, great spicy palate (too spicy for some, Josh, i remember you noted this…) and a nice finish. The Port finish does complement the spirit nicely. A very good Dalmore, but my personal favourite to date is the Dalmore 15 (with it’s 3 sherry casks) which is wonderful. Price point is a little steep , but when you take into consideration that it’s a ‘Limited Edition’ , it can be excused I guess it will be a good ‘Collector’s Item’ in a few years or so, but as i usually say : Whisky is for drinking. Now.


The Dalmore Mackenzie is a limited edition of 2400 bottles (+ 600 for travel retail) supporting the Clan Mackenzie Society. The bottle comes with a print of the Benjamin West painting “Fury of the Stag”, signed by John Mackenzie, the head of the Clan.

This famous Highland Clan owned The Dalmore for almost 100 years, and they are still connected through the family icon, the stag head, which The Dalmore uses to adorn their bottles. The partnership (which will not end after this special release) aims to raise funds to refurbish the Clan’s Castle Leod.

Nose: fragrant and fruity with redcurrant, cherry and fresh citrus (oranges, grapefruit). A hint of ginger. Underneath is a subtle aroma of mocha glaze and roasted nuts. Nice.

Mouth: on the palate it has more body than on the nose, with lots of spices. It’s nuttier (almonds, hazelnut) and even slightly smoky. Nutmeg and ginger again. Still some fruity notes, but dried fruits this time (prunes). A tad winey. Hints of vanilla. Fades on liquorice.

Finish: spicy with a return to candied oranges.

Dalmore Mackenzie is a good example of the Dalmore house style, while at the same time being lifted by the Port influence. Smooth and balanced, but a little expensive.

Hi Ruben, Glad to hear you liked this. It's my favorite Dalmore so far. It's a little pricey, sure, but it's less expensive than the King Alexander III bottling. Nice review!

One question...why 70-75 points here, but 86 points on your web site?

Cheers, Jeff

I always follow this formula by the way, so scores will always be comparable within its system. Without this correction, almost all of the scores would be 8.0, 8.5 or 9.0 which would make it very difficult to see a difference.

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