Dalmore 12 Year Old

Dalmore 12 Year Old
Whisky Dalmore 12 Year Old
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Type Single Malt
Cask Sherry
Age 12 years old
Abv 40%
Rating 81/100
Reviews of Dalmore 12 Year Old
says on February 25, 2022
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Smooth, not much orange flavour

says on January 31, 2022
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Burnished

General description

lots of wood, sherry, raisin.
easy drinker , would benefit from a higher abv.

says on September 12, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Виски Dalmore всегда нравился своим оформлением бутылки, но и как виски он очень хорош, хотя многие считают его переоцененным.
Итак, цвет очень красивый, темный, но тут есть краситель. Тело очень плотное и маслянистое. Оно как бы сразу намекает, что напиток внутри сильно благородный, хотя выдержка далеко не самая большая.
Аромат цитрусовый, причем апельсиново-нежный, как аромат выветрившийся апельсиновой цедры. А также много сухофруктов с шоколадом, потом можно выцепить орехи и табак.
Вкус, та же цедра на первом плане, которая очень приятно кислит, шоколад, орехи и куча сухофруктов, особенно изюма, которые очень сладят вкус. И все это вместе с ванилью. Очень достойно.
Послевкусие долгое, что также положительно характеризует его. Много шоколада и орехов, чуть дальше табак и дуб.
Мне это виски напоминает коньяк, очень похож, не удивлюсь, если его перепутают на слепой дегустации. Очень сбалансированный и выверенный, для меня не самый питкий. Я бы его оценил бы гораздо выше, но по мне он какой-то "прилизанный"... без какой-то дьяволинки.
Но очень достойный и богатый экземпляр.

says on August 11, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

a really smooth one, taste like dates but the finish is really short

says on May 9, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Geruch: fruchtig, süß, Sherry
Geschmack: fruchtig, Eiche, würzig, Sherry, etwas Vanille
Abgang: Eiche, leicht Würzig, minimalst alkoholisch

says on May 3, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

excellent Sherry

Nose

fruits confit

Palate

Fruité, raison,caramel, épicé, dattes, orge, cerise cuivré

Finish

longue cerise

says on March 7, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Amber

General description

A whole bouquet of fruit in this bottle, with floral notes as well

says on March 5, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

An attractive bottle with the King's stag head emblem as an approved distillery.

Nose

oak, dried red fruits, raisins, vanilla

Palate

oily mouth feel, red fruits,

Finish

oak dryness

says on February 15, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

The beautiful golden mahogany colour makes this whisky irresistible!

Nose

The aromas are full of fruity tones.

Palate

On the palate you are confronted with a sherry bomb.

Finish

The finish is long and sweet.

says on February 5, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Sweet, Oak, and Citrus

says on February 4, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

* * * *
Aroma: Sherry, Trauben, Apfel, Kirsche, Süße, Getrocknete Früchte, Schokolade, Vanille

Geschmack: Sherry, Süße, Öl, Früchte, mild, Früchte, Schokolade, Trauben, Herb, Öl,

Abgang: Sherry, Süße, Früchte, Schokolade, Herb, Gewürze, Kaffee, Eiche,

says on January 14, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 69/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

nose is malty coffee like a strong espresso aroma with a hint of nutmeg, buttery pasterys with a orange peel and sherryed oak.
nose is a orange zest chocolate, fruity and sweetcakie, marmalade, sherry, warm coco beans and a stronger orange oily note that stays in back on tounge. a very nice well rounded whisky.

says on December 2, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Heerlijk! Sinaasappel.

says on May 29, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Note de bois et fruit rouge. Nez fruité

says on May 25, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

It's not the most typical whisky you can find. The nose offers some citrus due to the sherry cask as well as dark fruits, chocolate and some smoke.
On the palate, the orange is predominant over the rest.

says on May 20, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

denso e frutado, com um finish longo e doce, excelente

Nose

panteone, chocolate e maçã

Palate

frutas frescas e licoroso

Finish

doce permanece por um tempo

says on May 8, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Hint of Vanilla from the American white oak cask and citrus,spicy taste from the Oloroso Sherry cask. nice mix. Great whiskey for the price.

Nose

citrus fruit and chocolate

Palate

citrus fruit, vanilla

Finish

chocolate coffee

says on April 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

chill filtered, 40%, caramel colouring but not to bad.

Nose

marzipan, orange, nuts

Palate

sherry, raisins, pudding, spice

Finish

medium, sweet

says on April 2, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Typical E150 filled marketing ploy. Might be appealing to many as it’s accessible and easy to define/understand, but look elsewhere if quality and challenging whisky is what you are after!

says on November 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Dalmore is one of the wellworthy choise you can make.Smooth and delicate

says on October 25, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Fruity light bodied whisky. mild warmth, no water or ice needed. excellent choice

says on October 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

Great thursday night whiskey. well balance, but not to moderate.

says on October 11, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Strong taste of chocolate, a bit to sweet to my taste but still a proper whiskey

says on October 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

nice whisky with sherry notes: fruity, chocolate, coffee

Nose

oranges / citrus notes
milk chocolate
raisins

Palate

dried fruits, raisins
citrus, ripe oranges
goes over to vanilla/chocolate to roast coffee, little bitterness

Finish

dark chocolate, coffee, hint of vanilla and spice

says on August 5, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

robust whisky, dark and aromatic

Nose

ripe apple, citrus, raisins, chocolate, sherry fruits, lately vanilla

Palate

oranges, spices, dark plums

Finish

spice, dark chocolate, lately marzipan

says on July 21, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

nose: citrus fruit, spicy (nutmeg)
pallet: sweet and spicy
finish: wood, coffee
a Nice dram

says on May 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very Nice

Nose

Pfeffer, Gewürz,Salz, Karamell, etwas Rauch

Palate

Pfeffer, Vanille, Karamell, dunkle schokolade

Finish

Pfeffer, Salz, Eiche, Gewürz, Vanille

says on May 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Solid choice of scotch. Very nutty, with underlying wood notes. Beautiful texture, and a solid finish.

says on May 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Sweet, easy and cherry(ish) taste. Nice texture but a bit short palate.

says on April 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amber

General description

Beautiful flavours of sherry and brack. Smooth and subtly fruity.

says on April 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

no complexity its fruity sweet with sherry notes and it's way overpriced there are better whisky's for less

Nose

sweet sherry smell vanilla

Palate

thin, lacks complexity

Finish

sherry

says on April 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Amazing whisky, lovely flavours and nicely balanced.
Orange, vanilla's, wood, nuts, dried fruits, almond's

says on March 31, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

It's one of my favourites, very nice

says on March 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

70

says on January 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Tawny

General description

first scotch I ever loved, looking back lacks completely, too harsh on finish

says on January 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

good

Nose

oak

Palate

smòoth

Finish

long

says on January 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Old oak

General description

Super smooth. Super sophisticated. Gently warming. It's like drinking half whisky, half sherry. Yet that almost seems to do it a disservice. This is a wonderfully grand drink. Good for everyday yet also one for any special occasion. A wonderful and very more-ish whisky.

says on January 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Sweet and delightful. I found had notes of dark sugary dried fruit like dates. A little out of my price range, but a friend got it half off and I was able to mooch.

says on December 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

smooth

says on December 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 77/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice mix of wood and oranges

says on November 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 50/100
Color: Amber

General description

Smooth but no real flavor or complexity. A good starter scotch, but not a regular purchase.

says on October 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

dry. good flavours underneath but the dry wood held it back.

says on October 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Chocolate, not bad at all

Nose

full, fruity, chocolate

Palate

rich, fruity, dark chocolate

Finish

spicy, fruity, medium long

says on October 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 64/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Tasted blind. Nose is sweet but taste is dry. Not at all smooth. Very flavorful but too smoky for me. Good, but I have had better Scotch for less than $74.

says on September 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Warm colour and smooth taste. You can feel the sherry, but it's not overwhelming. Raisins and soft vanilla for a warming autumnal dram.

says on September 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

little dry, cherry, oak, chocolate

says on September 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Perfect match with a Drew Estate Velvet Rat!

Nose

Vanilla, caramel, orange

Palate

Hint of orange, sherry, a touch of chocolate

Finish

sweet and spice, medium to long

says on September 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

This 40% coloured and filtered Highlander Dalmore 12 found a place on my shelf because it came in with an online package deal including A'bunadh and Signet ao.
It matured on bourbon and olorosso sherry casks.

Alcohol is soft but feels a bit methylated at first nosing, after some time only nice stuff keeps coming up. Oak, orange and raisin are the strongest but are accompanied by a weaker almond, vanilla, coffee, marzipan, malt and sweet sherry. Lovely!

The palate also has a minor offset with some bitter oak present, but the lovely stuff rules.
A salty caramel and a lot of orange/citrus, cinnamon roll and sweet pipe tobacco. Mmm I love this part.

The medium finish is smooth with a thick teethcovering sweetness. A bitter coffee/choco and a nice vanilla orange cinnamon provide this one with everything a good desert needs.
But wat this drám really needs is a person who explains to Dalmore wiseguy Mr. Paterson that this one would have been a lot better of with a significant raise in abv.

For now this is a nice 3,5/4 star dram. But Mr. Paterson you have the key to make this one a real 4/4,5 star beauty.
I'm a bit anxious now to open my King Alexander which also has an abv of 40%.
Great asset of this one is it's beautiful bottle though.
I often see my kids staring at, and touching of the 12 point Royal Stag.

says on August 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Sherry influenced nose with orange, raisins and a slight hint of coffee. Very promising although it doesn't quite transfer to the palate. Very thin mouthfeel, the sherry flavours are present but it doesn't pack a punch. It's just a smooth whisky with nice flavours and a short to medium length finish and no alcohol burn. Beautiful bottle though!

says on August 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Sweet, raisins, cinnamon, honey, vanilla. the finish is slightly nutty and woody

says on August 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very smooth and gentle. Hint of chocolate, vanilla and fruits, but finish quickly. Not bad for the quality with the price, but having a long finish could make it an excellent whiskey .

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Tawny

General description

A bit thin, a bit too sweet, caramel flavour in adition to the fruitiness from the sherry. Sweet fruits. Easy drinking. Desert whisky.

says on July 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

my introduction to dalmore

says on June 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Very pleasant and smooth with a sweet spiciness.

Nose

Citrus, caramel, butter, malt

Palate

Sherry, malty, gentle saltiness, subtle sweetness, spicy.

Finish

Dry, malty

says on June 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 50/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice taste

says on June 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

fruity. smooth. easy sipper

says on May 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Lovely smooth dram with plenty of rich spiced fruit character.

Nose

Warm spiced fruits, a gentle citrus, candied cherries.

Palate

Rich & smooth; sweet fruits (peaches, orange), gentle spices build into the finish.

Finish

Lingering spices build gently. Fruity sherry flavours carry through.

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

very smooth and sweet, awesome.

Palate

surprisingly much chocolate balanced with other "dark" tastes.

says on May 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Exceptionally smooth for a 12 yr. Excellent entry level. Some orange on the nose typical of the sherry influence. Sherry and spice on the taste. The finish leaves the palate very dry, so definitely needs water on the back end. While the extra dry finish is a little too much on the palate its definitely not a show stopper. Nice dram overall.

says on March 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Christmas cake and chocolate notes.

says on March 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

sweet, dark cherry chocolate notes

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

General description

top

says on January 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smelly even from the bottle. very smooth

says on January 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Nice sherry notes with very tasty undertones of dried wood. Very good

says on December 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Old oak

General description

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says on December 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A sweet and fruity dram packed with loads of spice.

says on November 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 59/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Fasstyp Ex-Bourbon und Sherryfässer

Nose

Erste Nase schön voll für 12y. Sherrynoten in Form von Backpflaumen dann Rosienen.
Hinter den Vollen Sherrynoten kommen Leichte Vanillie und Walnuss Noten zum vorschein
zum Schluss leichte Würzigkeit

Palate

Süß und weich volle Sherrynoten Dunkle Früchte Leichte Karamell Noten gefolgt von Kaffeenoten und Dunkler Schoklade am Ende Würzig

Finish

kurz

says on November 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Nice sherry sweetness when it opens up.

says on October 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

nice taste
soft and smoothie.

says on October 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

sherry vanilla raisons

says on October 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

This is a very sweet whiskey with a lot of dark fruit notes, primarily raisin. A little expensive but will not disappoint if you like sherried scotches.

says on September 8, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

First Dalmore. unique Sherry and orange notes. smooth and aromatic.

says on August 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 64/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Really nice finish, fine taste. Great dram to keep around.

says on May 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

first dalmore. easy to drink. subtle. clean finish.

says on May 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Interesting taste, but I expected more for that money. Glenfiddich is almost halfly cheaper, but is somewhere elsewhere... But as a gift it can be...

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Tawny

General description

My first whisky EVER! Fruity and easy to drink.

says on March 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

An excellent dram, and available at a surprisingly affordable price. The flavor is complex and strong, evoking thoughts of a warm seat by a wood campfire.

says on March 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

good. very special finish. interesting.

Nose

walnut and almond with a small pepper. a woody apple surounded by a little tomato sauce and licorice

Palate

round with hot attack all around and a long pepper on the boarder of the tongue.

Finish

pepper and oak. quite dry way. with some mineral feeling melted to caramel.

says on February 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Tawny

General description

great bargain fot the price. A wonderfull introduction into Dalmore world of single malts. Nose: sherry and plum, Palate: sandalwood, Finish: spicy

says on November 2, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 45/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

to strong for my taste

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Flavour profile

  • Wood
  • Spice
  • Orange
  • Sherry
  • Fruit
  • Warming
  • Sweet
  • Liquorice
  • Light
  • Vanilla
  • Tobacco
  • Tangerine
  • Strong
  • Smoke
  • Raisin
  • Oily
  • Marmalade
  • Long finish
  • Complex
  • Citrus
  • Varnish
  • Toffee
  • Starter
  • Smoky
  • Ripe
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