Insider knowledge: Dalmore 16 Year Old 1996 (cask 9816) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Dalmore 16 Year Old 1996 (cask 9816) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
This is a hot whisky and needs some water to settle down. For 16 years I expected a little more refinement but it just seems young and harsh. Their are decent fruits notes, most notably oranges and a bit of chocolate (Jaffa Cakes). However, it remains a tad harsh.
2nd July 2014