Interesting fact… Dalmore 12 Year Old whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Dalmore 12 Year Old whiskey, instead of whisky.
Nose: A warm coffee house in Seattle; roasting beans, the oily nuttiness in a fine espresso, there are little notes of malt and cereal and butter from the pastry counter with rich orange from the fruit bowl on the counter.
Palate: Notes of Seville marmalade and triple sec with winter spices and fruitcake. Zesty cocoa and milk chocolate.
Finish: Medium, oranges.
Tastes like chocolate oranges, also nutty, peels, some sherry. Love it!
This newer expression of the 12 yo changed from the previous one. The original 12 yo was good but obviously topped up with caramel. This one is much better without the artificial flavouring.Superb mix of orange fruit and cocoa. Slightly expensive for a distillery's basic expression but worth it.
ACTUALLY, I don't like orange taste,but I think it's a glorious whisky
a great whisky.. I really like the orange and the looooooooooong finish!
What you want (well, what I want) in a daily dram is something that is easy to enjoy - this whisky is definately easy to enjoy - very smooth, semi-sweeet - My wife can even enjoy it with an added cube of ice (she is not a whisky person at all). A great Scotch for someone wanting to get into the next level beyond the standards.
really dissapointed read great reviews but massive let down
wonderful after kick rounds of the night perfectly.broomhead
james bruce recommended this to me and im forever grateful
Love the Scotch, it does have a orange taste on the finish but the sherry and vanilla notes are also prominate. A beautiful blend.
The rating for the Scotch should be higher on previous statement
Excellent whiskey, definite notes of marmalade and a touch of sweetness. one of my favourites
Great tasting whisky
hmmmmm, don't quite know what all the fuss is about, Old Pultney is soooooo much better, but hey, still good, ENJOY
I tried it after reading the reviews and article in whisky magazine.
Very tasty and mellow, an easy drink. Not overly complex but for a £30 whisky its a nice smooth unobtrusive dram. I have better whiskies in my cupboard for sure, but maybe not for this price.
smoothest scotch tasted so far. even my gf thinks that and she's not drinker at all.
This was my first bottle of Scotch after drinking only Jack, Eagle Rare, etc... I am now converted. The mix of flavours in this Scotch stand out so well and mix beautifully on the pallet.
Seattle? Pastry counter? Fruit bowl? While that might be evocative it is just not right, tone it down guys. This is a chill filtered and coloured dram (I have that from the distillers),but with character. It starts sweet and rolls to bitter before coming back to sweet. Loads of interest and flavours along the way. Worth the money? I think so now, but I did not at first taste.
I thought it was rather bland. Maybe I'm just used to laphroig but i didn't find it to be interesting or complex.
Easily the smoothest and tastiest single malt I've been fortunate to taste.
It's a good, not too extravagant whisky. But not super-duper. Smart drinkers buy this from
NB. My bottle says 43%... But can't find any info on that particular bottle!
First impression - Rich, warm, smooth and full. Definite sherry notes, roasted coffee for sure, and underlying caramel. Added some water which I felt made it lose it's body but enhanced the coffee note. Overall, this has a truly great flavour! This evening we've also tasted Tullamore DEW and Ballentine's Finest, and the Dalmore is another world.
I was reading my tasting notes and just read theirs... it's dead on! I had coffee with cream, orange zest, and Christmas pudding written down. They basically nailed it in one fell swoop! Fantastically smooth, and the nose matches the taste almost identically. Nothing to hide in this one... what you see is what you get, and what you get is a pretty damned good dram!
A beautiful, smooth dram. Gives a kick without burning out the roof of your mouth. A great present for someone who is a bit nervy about trying a single malt.
As stated it is ok!
Got given my first Dalmore 12 as a present. Wonderful citrus and sherry nose. Beautifully smooth on the palate, again with citrus and malt notes and that wonderful sherry finish. Wow, like an old friend to spend the evening with. Leigh H
This one is my old time favorite whisky. Tried many different kinds.
As a great malt drinker I thought I had had the best, but this is excellent malt and I am happy to share