Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a satsuma (not especially exciting) and a chocolate orange (Woo! Get in! Let’s chuck this in an unnecessarily aggressive manner at the nearest solid object to disperse its delicious segments!) in your stocking. Well, what if you could have liquid chocolate orange that was also 40% abv? Chuck in a slice of Christmas cake and you’re getting pretty close to what’s behind window number five of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar!
Incredibly, it’s not made of Christmas though, it’s actually made at a whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands using malted barley, water, yeast and time (at least 15 years in this case) in ex-Matusalem, Apostoles and Amoroso Sherry casks (all made of oak). So, yes, it’s single malt Scotch whisky! Dalmore to be precise!
The Five Stag.
Tasting Note for The Dalmore 15 Year Old:
Nose: A chocolate orange. Potpourri, perfumed. Christmas cake, Sherry.
Palate: Medium, lovely delivery. Zesty orange, Curaçao, chocolate. Christmas spices, stem ginger in syrup. Hints of anise and a little hickory.
Finish: Malty barley and smoky espresso.
The Chaps at Master of Malt