The Dalmore 10 YO – Vintage 2004

ABV: 46 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is sweet and fruity. There’s honey, malt and a sort of in-between circle of toffee, caramel, butterscotch and fudge. The fruitiness is also very much in focus, with dried oranges, grapefruit and raisins. There’s also a somewhat odd seaweed note laying on top. This is a decent nose, but it lacks a bit of umpf.

Mouth: It starts out with a sweetness up front and the vanilla is very pronounced and up front. Beneath is the butterscotchy fudge note coming through with a fruity tang to it. There’s dried apples, orange marmelade and lime. The oak is a bit bitter and somewhere in there are cacao and black coffee notes.

Finish: The vanilla is still in charge and behind the sweet front there’s orange marmelade and the butterscotchy fudge note. It disappears quickly and leaves room for a dry and slightly astringent oak. It’s bitter, almost like there’s a dash of tonic water in there. The cacao is still present even though it’s not especially strong. This is a decent whisky which is a bit too mild and a tiny bit uninteresting.

Additional information
This Dalmore expression is matured in american ex-bourbon barrels. For most of its time it rests in refill barrels and then in first fills during a finishing period.


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