Dalmore 15 Year Old

Dalmore 15 Year Old
Whisky Dalmore 15 Year Old
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Type Single Malt
Cask Sherry (Oloroso)
Age 15 years old
Abv 40%
Rating 81/100

About

The Dalmore Distillery is located in Alness, in the Scottish Highlands. Dalmore's master distiller Richard Paterson makes sure that all their whiskies are matured in both ex-bourbon casks and hand picked ex-sherry casks.
Reviews of Dalmore 15 Year Old
says on June 15, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

fruity, sweet, caramel

says on March 15, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

eine süße Mischung aus Sherry und Orange-Zimt mit der üblichen Ledernote; all das findet sich im Geschmack wieder, mit schöner Würze und leichter Pfeffrigkeit; im Gegensatz zum 12 und 18jährigen sind die 40% hier nicht zu wenig und leisten eine ausgewogene Komplexität; mein Favorit von Dalmore

says on February 16, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

* * * *
Aroma: Sherry, Früchte, Beeren, Süße, Schokolade, Rosine, Orange,

Geschmack: Sherry, Beeren, Öl, Kirsche, Früchte, Süße, Dunkle Schokolade, Gewürze, Orange, Malz,

Abgang: Sherry, Beeren, Kirsche, Früchte, Eiche Süße, Herb, Dunkle Schokolade, Gewürze, Malz,

says on November 15, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

dark chocolate aroma, cheery cask always a great choice, strong taste

says on October 27, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Orange, chocolate, spices, malty barley and slightly bitter

says on July 16, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Musty and sherry nose. Strong liquorice with water.
Bitter wood palate.
Burns too much for 40%.

says on May 21, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Bon mais je préfère le 18ans

says on April 14, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

Sehr komplexer, wunderschöner Malt mit schweren Sherry und Gewürznoten. Uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen

Nose

Sherry, allerdings sehr reife Früchte, Blutorange, Mandarine

Palate

Gewürze (villt Muskat), Mandarine, leichte Eichennoten

Finish

Lang anhaltend, trocken, unglaublich angenehm

says on February 2, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 74/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Der Liebling meiner Frau

Nose

viel Eiche, Zimt und Orange

Palate

sehr weich, erneut die Eiche aber nicht aufdringlich

Finish

Eiche, aber sehr sehr kurz

says on December 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Fruit cake, toffee notes, sherry. Very good Christmas malt. Should be bottled at 46 % ABV.

says on November 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Tawny

General description

nice body. sweet. better that its 12 YO version.

says on November 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 30/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

very alcoholic smell, very flat but sweet on the palate with some detergent, the last drop doesn't taste good

says on November 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great whisky whit some body.

says on October 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

great nose, balanced taste

says on August 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

nose: sweet sherry fruitcake, raisins and caramelisedbrown sugar
palate: smooth and warming, with winter spice
finish: slightly bitter, dark chocolate

says on March 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Much better than 12. Spicy with hint of chocolate.

says on March 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

woah, that's very good but a bit overpriced
orange, chocolate and sherry. sweet.

says on February 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

A smooth tasting solid scotch. This is one of my go-to choices. The price seems to be creeping up, but it's still worth it

says on February 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

mildly sweet, very smooth

says on January 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

smooth drinker

says on January 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Very woody, unbalanced and lacking complexity. I was expecting more sherry notes also.

says on December 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Sweet and spicy. Very smooth.

says on December 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Wunderbare Farbe, angenehme Nase, komplexer Geschmack und angenehm langer Abgang

says on December 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

In der Nase sehr würzig mit dunklen (Trocken-)Früchten im Hintergrund. Aromen von Tabak und Leder liegen darüber.

Im Mund sehr weich und ölig und würzig-süß. Im sehr kräftigen Abgang Orangen mit Tabak und Eiche. Nachdem die Süße verblasst, bleibt eine würzig-bittere Holz- und Ledernote im Mund zurück.

Nose

Würzig
Trockenfrüchte
Leder
Tabak

Palate

Süß
Würzig

Finish

Tabak
Eiche
Orange
Leder

says on December 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 40/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

ginger

says on November 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Orange notes

says on November 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

it is great whisky. deep, complex sherry with nice very long and smooth dry finish

says on November 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

My 2nd Dalmore in the taster tonight. After having tasted the 12Y some time ago, the 15Y is next.
First a funny fact about Dalmore. The distillery was founded in 1839 by a guy who made his fortune with the opium trade.
A little less funny is the fact that Dalmore master blender Patterson, thinks that he needs to caramel colour his baby's and dilute this and others to a meagre 40%.
I do like his idea of creating a blend with 3 different sherry finishes though. Matusalem/Apostoles and Amaroso casks.

On the nose I got sweet berrie & cherrie and lots of orange. The presence of sweet sherry is obvious, but the smell of stepping into a flower shop surprised me a bit. A chocolate bitterness finishes this pleasant nosing.

On the palate a bit sharper with alcohol than expected with it's 40%.
Oranges and sherry deliver the fruity part here, where cinnamon and pepper take care off the spices. Burnt brown sugar and a hint of bitter almond made this one complex and well rounded.

The medium slight oaky dry and nutty bitter finish, luckily has a lot of toffee, raisin and orange sweetness to compensate the bitter and dry parts.

After rating the 12Y with 84 points, i had high expectations of this one. But sadly I was a bit underwhelmed with this Dalmore.
My score is 80 points.

58€/70cl

says on November 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Not mine.

says on October 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Beautiful nose but lacking in taste for the price you pay. A higher ABV could have made the difference I guess.

says on September 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet and balanced

says on September 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

dégusté au porter house

says on September 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

A whiskey for a cold day. Rich sweetness that reminds of molases. You pay extra for the brand name, but worth trying a dram.

Nose

Caramel, black forest cake

Palate

Very sweet. molasses and caramel

Finish

Does not linger long, but consistent with mid notes.

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

This is my absolute favorite Scotch. It has a very smooth taste and I haven’t been able to find anything else like it.

says on June 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Old gold

General description

quite nice

says on May 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

smashing Christmas cake in the Sun, unbelievable and it don't even like Christmas cake!!!

says on May 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

fein und weich

says on May 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Rich and spicy

says on May 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Very nice and rich nose. smooth body easy to drink.

says on March 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 61/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Floral, butter and citrus. nice but not awesome.

says on March 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Rich, citrus flavour

Nose

Rich fruit (orange) with hint of spice and smoke.

Palate

Sherry and spice, followed by oranges and hints of caramel.

Finish

A gentle falling off of sweet notes.

says on March 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Amber

General description

strong chocolate and cherry flavors

says on March 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A good one

says on February 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

add this is part of a whiskey flight spicy and full body

says on January 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Sherry is prominent and takes over both the nose and the palate. All other flavors are imperceptible. But overall it's very enjoyable.

says on January 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Dieser whisky wird bei mir am liebsten in der Weihnachtszeit getrunken, deshalb ist er auch schon wieder leer. Er erinnert mich stark an zimt und pflaume. Werde ich sicher mal wieder nach kaufen.

says on January 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

rough. i preffer the 12 years. light smell as compared with the 12.

says on January 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

zacht rokerig.... misschien te zacht.

says on December 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

The oloroso sherry cask influence definitely comes through. Lots of spices and sweetness in an extremely smooth package

says on December 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

very smooth...maybe a little too smooth. sweet sherry flavor with a hint of smoke.

says on November 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Best whisky I've tasted to date.

says on July 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Smooth. gotta love the sherry finish! Better than the 12 year.

says on June 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Old oak

General description

very very smooth. is this still whiskey??

says on June 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Heerlijk licht rokerig en zacht

says on March 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

good. maybe too smouth.

Nose

cherry and pepper with some woody caramel. blueberries. cooked apple and licorice.

Palate

round and slowly tasty. pepper effect up the palate. quite smooth

Finish

delicate oak and small vanilla. cherry

says on January 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Very nice subtle flavour. Light touch of smoke.

says on October 30, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

VG

says on October 24, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

heel licht rokerig
sinaasappel
sherry

Nose

sinaasappel, mandarijn
licht rokerig
sherry

Palate

zacht
gember
kruidig

Finish

lang, zacht, lichte rokerigheid

says on October 22, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Tawny

General description

가득한 과일향 대신 피니시에 남는 요오드향
상대적으로 가벼운 미드
묵직하지만 살짝불쾌한 피니시가 아쉬움

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Flavour profile

  • Orange
  • Sherry
  • Spice
  • Chocolate
  • Malt
  • Sweet
  • Oak
  • Fruit
  • Vanilla
  • Smooth
  • Good
  • Toffee
  • Old
  • Bitter
  • Complex
  • Coffee
  • Light
  • Caramel
  • Syrup
  • Enjoyable
  • Delicate
  • Citrus
  • Amazing
  • Zest
  • Warming
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