Dalmore 18 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Dalmore 18 Year Old
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Dalmore’s trademark style is luscious notes of orange, chocolate and spices, and the 18 Year Old bottling is a terrific example. Aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, it has seductive notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and candied orange on the nose, followed by a full-bodied, spicy palate of cinnamon and stewed fruit.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
18 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Cask Type
Matusalem Sherry Butt Finish
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Orange Orange
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Christmas Cake Christmas Cake

Dalmore 18 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes from the Producer

    Nose: Vanilla, dark chocolate, orange.

    Palate: Dark chocolate, candied citrus fruits, rich coffee.

    Finish: Citrus fruit, oak.

27 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    11 September

    I acquired a taste for whisky – and the ability to tell scotch varieties apart – quite late in life. As a relative newbie, therefore, one of the simplest dimensions of distinction is whether one is an Islay person or not. The Dalmore is definitely a whisky for those in the "not Islay" camp. I'd venture as far as to say it's the canonical non-Islay scotch. Not peaty or noticeably smoky at all, but still possessing the rich caramel, vanilla, toffee notes along with a mildly spicy touch. It is one of those rare expressions that starts smooth, stays smooth and finishes smooth. Now, smooth doesn't mean devoid of complexity. The 18 expression is sweeter and smoother than it's 15-year-old sibling, and it makes for a top notch pour over nothing. If you do feel compelled, though, add a cube of ice, not water. You want the perfectly balanced texture to be diluted gradually, not instantly. I read about some color being added or this not being non-chill filtered - doesn't matter much, to my palate at least. If there's further need to justify my rating, how about this - I first tried Dalmore 18 at a quaint restaurant in the Highlands during my trip to Scotland and fell in love with it; when I returned States-side I realized it costs at least twice if not more as it costs in the UK. Therefore, even with shipping included, I get a better deal at Whiskey Exchange than anywhere local (assuming it's even available). I rate this scotch five stars because it's so good I am willing to pay international shipping for it. Go ahead, get this, pour yourself a wee dram (and then not a wee dram... And then 5 more). It'll be tomorrow morning when you're finally done, and you wouldn't be able to wait for the evening cigar or truffles all over again, just to pour one more.

  • 4
    29 July

    Great Taste. Smooth to enjoy have it on the rocks. They do add a lil color so wanted to mention.

  • 5
    22 July

    A perfectly balanced and smooth whiskey. Delicious flavour with just the right hint of smokeynes.

  • 5
    17 April

    Great whiskey and great Company defiantly recommend

  • 5
    16 March

    One of the finest examples of Scotch whiskey I have had the pleasure of tasting. Nose is very inviting, palate has that chocolatey, smokeyness, finish is citrusy and elegant.

  • 5
    29 December 2017

    I brought this as a gift and it went down really well with the recipient who knows his whisky.

  • 5
    25 December 2017

    My friends favorite single malt. He always has his friends over when he gets a bottle. Hard to find here in the states!

  • 5
    22 November 2017

    This is my favourite Whisky and has been for a year or so now. Great smooth taste and brilliant nose.

  • 5
    1 November 2017

    Rich and smooth. Nice balance of slightly sweet with undertones of oak. One of my top favorites!

  • 5
    3 July 2017

    Opened this evening to celebrate a special occasion with friends. What a treat! Sherry, fruit, spice and wood, all in perfect harmony with one another. The nose on this whisky is one of the best I've ever experienced and the taste is not too far behind. The entire experience is one of layered complexity - highly recommended.

  • 5
    14 May 2017

    absolute perfection for a non peaty whisky. Very smooth, complex, powerful... flavors are bold, complex, and it hits you hard while maintaining smoothness. A masterpiece

  • 5
    10 April 2017

    this whiskey is just wonderful great flavors ,my first order from this company, all is great packing was great just a great experience will order agian soon

  • 5
    26 June 2016

    Wow. If you're a fan of the Dalmore, this is the ticket...though again, as with the 15, a word of caution. Assuming you've tried and loved their entry-level 12 year old single malt, don't expect the same satiny-smoothness here. Yes, the 18 is smooth compared to other scotches, but it has a much more obvious burn to it than the 12 or 15 (probably due to the 43% alcohol). The flavour here is intense beyond reason - all the grapey, heavily-sherried richness of the 12 and the 15 are here in spades, but with an added hint of anise/liquorice-ness and a rough oakiness, along with a distinct cinnamon note. This scotch literally perfumes itself out of the glass, much like a harsh Islay scotch's fumes creep out. If you love the 12 and the 15, and simply want all those flavours maxed out to the inth degree, then the 18 is the ticket. A luxurious, full-bodied highland scotch well-worth trying.

  • 5
    1 January 2016

    Loved it. Strong dark Chocolate and Coffee notes.Great Finish.

  • 5
    2 August 2015

    Fantastic - absolutely loved it

  • 5
    8 March 2015

    A fantastic dram, in this price range so so reasonable. Nose is rich, smooth & deep; you can just breath this in forever. Upon taking a sip, the arrival is sweet, complex and packed with character. Had me smacking my lips. Don''t ponder upon getting a bottle, just do it - and you''ll be welcomed into the warm world of great whisky appreciation.

  • 5
    22 January 2015

    This was my introduction bottle to a Highland region whisky and I must say it was a pleasant encounter. This 18yr is not only is smooth and flavorful in which you shouldn''t underestimate its ability to smoother your palate. It makes you really appreciate the time spent on making such a fine whisky, especially aging it in 3 ways before bottled.

  • Jason 26 September 2012

    Very very nice

  • jud l/h 15 June 2012

    one of the best i have ever triede

  • Anonymous 12 December 2011

    one of my favorites,lovely notes of chocolate and raisins, well worth its price. take your time and enjoy it.

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