A Dalmore 16 year old on the menu today. Yes, you read that right! Not something I often buy (actually never), let alone review. And it is even my first Dalmore review! I am not a fan of the brand and I probably never will. But sometimes it’s good to try something new. So this sample, which I got from Jason (thank you !!), arrived just in time. It is not from the official range, but a Cadenhead bottling, so maybe that can cause a surprise. Now let’s go to the tasting notes, because I’m very curious what this will bring. 🙂

This Dalmore is finished in a sherry hogshead and is bottled at 48.9% ABV.

Dalmore 16 year old tasting notes:

Nose: There’s fudge and caramel, immediately followed by oranges. Then tobacco leaves. Dark chocolate and some dried fruit in the background. A slight hint of honey and some lovely walnuts. A herbal note too.

Taste: Tobacco here again. Oranges and a hint of caramel. Dark chocolate here as well, followed by a touch of menthol. It’s somewhat nutty too. With water: more nutty and herbal notes.

Finish: The finish is mid-long, with again menthol and caramel.

Ok, this was more interesting than I thought. Quite surprising actually. This dram really develops from the nose to the taste. Not bad at all! Even though I’m not a Dalmore fan, I really liked this one. I have to admit that!

Thanks again to Jason for the sample!! You can read his review here.

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