Nose: A very interesting nose which, if you really concentrate, evokes a curious note of passion fruit, alongside juicy barley, Gewurztraminer and gingernut biscuits. It continues to open up in the glass, and it feels surprisingly coastal considering its provenance!
Palate: Quite grape-like on the tongue, so much so you almost expect it to have been finished in some kind of exotic wine cask. Some barley and white pepper, tangerine peels and vanilla yoghurt.
Finish: Spicy and fruity. Offers up dried apricot, melted vanilla ice cream and prune.
Overall: Incredibly wine-like! Really very interesting and quite unlike any other Dalmore we’ve tried…