Dalmore 18 Years

After a maturation in standard American oak casks, The Dalmore 18 Years spends three years in Matusalem sherry butts and then some time in ‘other’ sherry butts.



Dalmore 18 YearsDalmore 18 yo
(43%, OB +/- 2017)

Nose: nice and thick, with plenty of the sherry shining through. Full of fruit cake, raisins, blood oranges and milk chocolate. A hint of cherries. Hints of crème brûlée and dark bread. Some vanilla and a hint of potpourri.

Mouth: smooth, thick and almost syrupy, with honey, chocolate coated raisins, dark bread again. Drier hints of tobacco and pepper. Liquorice. A bitter hint of marmalade as well.

Finish: fairly long, on dark chocolate, walnuts and sticky toffee pudding.

I may not be the biggest Dalmore fan, but this is good. If only it were a little less sweet and had a slightly higher strength… Available from Master of Malt and TWE for instance.

Score: 86/100