Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2013
Nose: A chocolate orange. Potpourri, perfumed. Fruitcake, sherry.
Palate: Medium, lovely delivery. Zesty orange, Blue Curaçao, chocolate. Winter spice, stem ginger in syrup. Hints of anise and a little hickory.
Finish: Malty barley and smoky espresso.
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Overpriced, overhyped. Maybe I hit a bad batch? Who knows. Would definitely benefit from higher abv and no chill filtering. Got most of the classic Dalmore notes - oranges, chocolate, leather, oak, ash. All very flat though, finish is just leather, ash and a nasty burn. I'd be pissed off at paying £25 for this. I payed £44.
3rd March 2015
Definitely a poperi smell, sherry presence, malted barley, X-Mas Fruit Cake, Orange body, lemon cough drops. Smooth finish. Light dryness. Enjoyed more than the King Alexander III but still favor Dalmore 18yr.
28th February 2015
The nose is very unique, and very pleasant. I spent a few minutes nosing the glass and thought for sure I was in for a great whisky experience - until I took a drink. The palate flattens out and does not follow up well with the nose, and really lacked the distinct, original flavour that the nose hinted at. Not terrible, but very disappointing. Nice warming finish though. If I had paid $60-70 for this bottle, I would have been okay with it. But for the $114 (BC Liquor Stores in Canada) I feel it is very over priced.
31st December 2014
Ahhh Dalmore, always a favorite after previously trying the 12 and 18 year old versions, but can the 15 year old live up to this high standards?Nose - Soft with chocolate hints, smells very inviting indeed!Taste - Rich, strong flavour with the orange/fruit hints which is expected from the Dalmore range. With a smooth, yet warming finish which lingers a little.Overall very nice and delicious as expected from the Dalmore family, it's one of those which gives you what you expect - a very nice whisky with a rich and smooth taste. Very hard to beat for what it costs.
8th December 2014
Right on the nose
not fantastic straight out of the bottle but it opens up after a while to really reveal that fullbodied winter spicy taste. The taste ends a little to quickly though... so one needs to keep sipping :)
Nose: Toffee, Vanilla, Orange, Cocoa powder, Floral notes, Some smoke and notes of Cream Sherry.Palate: Viscous and chewy on the palate with notes of burnt toffee and Mandarins, Cream Sherry and hints of smoke.Finish: A Long Finish with notes of spiced orange, Malt and almonds.
Another Christmassy choice for the advent calendar. Heavily orange nose with a little oak. Spicy start with cloves and allspice that turns floral with more air. Orange flavours dominate, but a touch of water brings out some smoke and toastiness. It's a very smooth whisky - not very challenging perhaps, but easy-going and pleasing enough.
I have not tried this before 2008, but I do enjoy the "new" one. i get a lot of red apples and ginger. Nice sherry and spice notes and a drying finish. Really want the Cigar Malt now! CM
1st December 2014
This used to be one of the best whiskies in the world, but after 2008 it turned into a cheap caramel colored alcoholic beverage which is good only for windscreen washing tank. Every illegal gypsy distillery in Bulgaria produces better stuff. So mister Richard Paterson, go ahead, continue embarrassing yourself acting clown in idiotic TV shows and expect somebody to buy your crap.
17th October 2014
High-grade scotch, very smooth yet flavorful. Sweet and savory with lots of interesting features. Highly recommended for a relaxing night!
24th September 2014
Simply delicious. The notes of chocolate orange and a subtle hint of winter spice are clearly present.
22nd August 2014
I was lucky enought to be given a glass of this whiskey last night, and it was a real treat. I found the aroma to be quite spicey, though not overly so (despite my heavy cold). On the palette I loved the ginger that came through. Something to savour, but not for too long as it can take over. Taste it right and it does give just enough warmth. The finish, though short, was pleasant. It didn't giveme that pleasant 'warm me through on a freezing cold night' feeling, but I was at least a warming hug. I enjoyed the complexity of this whiskey. It kept me interested for the evening. It was easy to drink, and great to share.
2nd August 2014
Great for relaxing with a friend and forgetting your troubles. This is a beautiful whisky to lift your mood and give you a warm glow. I love it!
3rd May 2014
I'm getting a touch of maple syrup on the left nostril here...
17th January 2014
I'm fairly new to Whisky, only been drinking it for about 18 months, and have gotten to try a fair few as I tend to try something new with each purchase. I don't get all the 'subtle notes of this and that' but it's just a delicious, deep and articulate. I have only tried a handful of 15yr Singles, but this is by far my favourite so far and I think this will be my go-to whisky from now on. Got a bottle in the post after a sample came a few weeks ago, will enjoy mine tonight!
The 12 yr old version of The Dalmore might appear to beat this one straight out of the gate, but give it a few minutes and you'll observe the tightly packed rich flavours & scents begin to peel out gently and assault your mouth with a fullness and great taste that ends quickly. Making you take successive sips to rekindle the moments. Needless to say I finished my suppliers stock of this and the 12yr old.
13th January 2014
I have tasted a bottle of Dalmore whiskey & I loved it
3rd January 2014
Scent of a Woman. Like their perfume it needs respect and time to savour. What a creamy,fantastic,sweet,complex DRAM. My friends this is what Scotch Whisky is all about.Ed Victoria BC
6th December 2013
Let me give some advice without being an elitist. If you don't understand or you're a little illiterate in nosing or even appreciating what scotch is all about, don't review a product base on your taste bud that is train for BELL or a cheap bottle of bourbon. I am NO expert but what one thing Learned about life is to appreciate and respect the things that other people love. So do all of us a favour go review the products that you like with RESPECT and a little bit of intelligence OK. NOW get out of the room!!!Ed Victoria BC
Let me give some advice without being an elitist. If you don't understand or you're a little illiterate in nosing or even appreciating what scotch is all about, don't review a product base on your taste bud that is train for BELL or a cheap bottle of bourbon. I am NO expert but what one thing Learned about life is to appreciate and respect the things that other people love. So do all of us a favour go review the products that you like with RESPECT and a little bit of intelligence OK. NOW get out of the room!!!
Nice dram, sweet and with zests of orange. As others have said, sweet smell and smooth taste, but no finish. Calling it a beginners malt sounds slightly patronising but I do agree with this theory
3rd December 2013
Scent of a Woman. Like their perfume it needs respect and time to savour. What a creamy,fantastic,sweet,complex DRAM. My friends this is what Scotch Whisky is all about.
25th November 2013
very nice whiskey and I very rarely drink. loved bottle design. kids wanted the silver stag on bottle but broke it getting it off!
8th November 2013
Nice nose, nice original taste and then nothing. Great beginner dram.
19th October 2013
Friend of mine had brought this Dalmore from Germany we five of us had the drink for the first time, it is smooth and enjoyed till the last drop. we recommend this one and shall have it next time.
27th September 2013
Aroma: raisins, oak, orange liqueur.Palate: nuts, chocolate, spices. Orange peel and cinnamon. Finish: wood, oranges with spices. Bit chalk and chocolate.Comments: pleasant, drinkable, but lacks power (cause of strength?), not for my taste.
25th September 2013
I have tasted a lot of single malt whiskies, on my way back from holland I decided to buy this Dalmore 15, and what a buy one of the nicest single malts I have tasted. Surely I recommend this one.
31st August 2013
Friend of mine bought it for me for a gift. Knew I was a bourbon only drinker. So good I was shocked. Can't keep it in the house-all my friends develop excuses to come over so they can drink it.Very smooth, minimal peat, great finish. Plays well in a crowd-no one I know has turned it down
6th August 2013
I'm a Laphroaig single malt drinker and am used to a heavily peated scotch. My experience with the Dalmore was then surprising as the flavour was not as intense, but the smooth, clean and easy finish made this a very pleasant drop. Enjoyed next to a log fire outdoors in winter
21st July 2013
Nice orange taste smooth and mellow aftertaste, still find it hard to beat this dram
4th May 2013
My number 1, picked this on up on a whim on my way back from Abu dubai after area bottles of jacks silver select and chivas regals.Simply outstanding, a nice medium finish with notes of orange and choclate, only problem is its to nice ! 3rd bottle in 9 months ! Poor wallet but very happy nose and pallet ! Better than the king Alexander III IMO !
1st May 2013
I must say that $70 for this bottle is much cheaper than I've seen it priced elsewhere. However, I was quite disappointed by the Dalmore 15. It tastes like swill to me. The caramel flavoring agent is overpowering and the scotch is two dimensional and disappointing.
5th March 2013
First delving into Dalmore and can't get enough of this flavorful Scotch. Chocalately, fruity and bursting with flavor. Awesome nose and wonderful finish. Grab a bottle. I'm off to check out the other expressions soon.
6th February 2013
I have tasted Dalmore 15 for the first time, and I am not a scotch drinkerbut this is some good shit!!! I love it!!
2nd January 2013
I bought a bottle of this for Christmas and am very very pleased! Extremely smooth, nice velvet feel in the mouth with a very pleasent after taste.
27th December 2012
This bottle played excellently to a crowd with a pallet running from Kentucky burbon only drinkers to the most choosy of scotch drinkers. Something, not easily accomplished.
26th November 2012
A firm favourite of mine. You just want to roll it around in your mouth and savour all the little tastes that steadily reveal themselvesA beautifully velvety balanced and enjoyable drink!
24th November 2012
16th October 2012
I'm not a scotch drinker, yet I decided to explore my pallet this holiday season,actually the only time I have tried it was the day we buried my Father 12 years ago...so in honor of Him I will try the Delmore 15,he would probably prefer the King Alexander, but I will start here!
15th November 2011
teachers and office workers stick to teachers or bells or if you feel like splashing out buy a bottle of grouse prrrrrrrp!
3rd November 2011
Love this dram, tried it for the first time last summer and was blown away with the deep dark chocolate taste and burstly with winter spice. This malt is one of my favorites from the last 12 months. Well done Dalmore...NicolaWhiskyBoys
15th March 2011
I initially bought this as it just looked really delicious and it is. I usually go for the smoky peaty styles but bought this as a change. It's very smooth and for a change i noticed some of the flavours mentioned in the tasting notes. Well worth a try.
13th December 2010
6th December 2010
It´s good whisky I drink a bottle per month I recommend.
6th August 2010
Some malts are made to sip over a long period and this is one of them. A nose of Orange & Sherry leads to a syrupy taste which lingers most pleasantly. Dalmore consistently provides quality malts.
15th December 2009
I don't understand why this bottle has a stag on it? The contents do not taste like stag at all! I bought this really under false pretences it tastes just like a whisky. It is not a good drink for teachers or office workers.
29th November 2009