Ultimate Beverage Challenge 96 points - A nose of sweet, dried apricot, candied figs, and honey-butter put this in a more is more camp. The palate shows an indulgent cascade of toffee, orange preserve, and sweet cream. All hedonistic pleasure without a touch of smoke..April/2016
The Dalmore 12 year old, with its intricate aromas and flavours, is recognised as a whisky with character far beyond its age. This was Andrew Mackenzieâs original masterpiece. At a time when it was standard to mature whisky for six years, Andrew Mackenzie demonstrated his pioneering character by being one of the first to double the maturation period. His boldness truly paid off, The Dalmore 12 year stands apart as an exceptional whisky, as much today as it did in the 19th century. Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then divided for its final flourish. One half remains in the bourbon barrels, while the other is transferred to 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem oloroso sherry butts before they are reunited to create this phenomenal whisky.