Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML
The Dalmore 12 Year Old is another bottle of Scotch that was given as a gift to me from my dad. I didn’t know much about this brand, but it was free so why complain?
When it comes to whiskey received as a gift, I think it gets thrown into a realm separate from whiskey purchased by yourself. It’s only natural to value something you spent your own hard-earned money on a little bit more than something you didn’t spend a penny on. The Dalmore is one of those whiskies I didn’t immediately find all that interesting, but I certainly do now.
Wow! The nose on this whisky is incredible. My kind of Scotch! Maple syrup takes center stage here, followed by cinnamon and pears. A lot complexity right from the get-go, which really speaks volumes about the Dalmore. Somewhat reminiscent of the Macallan Fine Oak 10 Year Old, only much more interesting.
The first swig has a lot of malt flavor, as well as oak. The fruit highlighted in the nose is toned down dramatically on the tongue. Mild sherry here as well.
A medium, dry finish is in store for you with the Dalmore.
Rating & Recommendations
The Dalmore 12 Year Old is a really good Scotch, worthy of a rating of 85 out of 100.
This whisky is made for very smooth, easy drinking. Enjoy it neat, sipped slowly.
All in all, I really enjoy this Scotch, and I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys complex whisky.