Dalmore 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Dalmore 12 Year Old
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Dalmore 12 is aged for the first nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, before half is transferred to ex-oloroso sherry casks for the final three years. The result is a whisky with a combination of sweetness and rich, sherried flavours.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Christmas Cake Christmas Cake

Dalmore 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Aroma: Orange, dark plums, chocolate, marzipan.

    Taste: Citrus, Christmas cake, coffee, cinnamon.

    Finish: Orange, vanilla, plums, cinnamon.

52 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    22 December 2016

    My first review here...perhaps I have a bad bottle? This one has strong alcohol on the nose and at first taste. The Christmas cake and citrus get lost - and then disappear with the bitter finish. Not a good one at all, and I had high hopes.

  • 5
    22 December 2016

    A wonderful single malt. I've only tried the 12 year old but it was one of the best 12 year old single malts I've tried. If you like Highland Single Malt I very much recommend Dalmore.

  • 4
    7 December 2016

    Got to try this one the other day, strong Christmas Cake notes on the nose, dried raisins and damp oak on the palate and a bitter citrus and vanilla on the finish. Shame it is coloured, always like to see whisky in it's natural state.

  • 4
    5 November 2016

    Lovely fruit flavors are very apparent on the nose. Lots of raisin and dried plum come through after letting it breathe in the snifter for bit. It has a sweet raisin flavor, think oatmeal cookies with a pleasant finish. Definitely a great single malt

  • 2
    31 July 2016

    I found it distasteful. It tastes as if having it with tonic water. Dont recommend.

  • 5
    24 July 2016

    This whiskey is a master piece . I love the taste of it and the way it goes down.

  • 1
    26 May 2016

    Another 40 %, chill filtered, caramel colored, 12 year old highlander. Why even bother? I dont care the fancy bottle, but whisky inside. Sweet but a bit sulfuric nose, very thin on palate. Not memorable at all and definitely not value for money.

  • 4
    17 May 2016

    "Nose" (undiluted) Damp leaves, moist earth, like a walk through the forest after rainfall. "Palate" (undiluted) Initially, a sweet taste of Oloroso sherry is delivered. Taste of orange zest and pomegranate soon follow. While this single malt is sweet, it still manages to have a slightly dry, oak laden, crisp mouth feel by the time of the finish. "Finish" (undiluted) Drying thinly across the palate with a nice flourish of spice. Gentle warmth, as it disappears from the palate leaving in its wake: subtle Virginia tobacco smoke and dusty oak.

  • 3
    1 May 2016

    One of the few Single malts that I liked very much at first time (one of the best Single malt ever tasted), but it was a 5cl sample from the taste profile previous to 2008, not this new Dalmore12. I bought D12 and D15 here in the TWE a few months ago and unfortunately, this new profile does not attract me (even D15), in my humble opinion there is nothing to do with the old Dalmore 12. How can they change that much? Maybe in the future, I will come back again to this Dalmore and educate my palate to this new profile.

  • 5
    16 March 2016

    This is an excellent whisky for the price. While I am not generally a fan of sherried whiskies I enjoyed this because the sherry does not give it a syrupy quality. Very well balanced with dominant notes of raisins and vanilla with a nice amount of spice to offset the sherry sweetness.

  • 5
    28 January 2016

    I like the 15 better, but the 12 sure is good value for money. I just like Dalmore's general orangey aroma and spicy flavour profile!

  • 3
    25 December 2015

    It is decent. I will buy it again

  • 5
    7 October 2015

    Love Dalmore

  • 5
    1 October 2015

    Just tried a bottle for the first time. Wow ! A truly delicious malt with a long lasting deep warming finish. ( Tim 22nd May I''m sorry you''re wrong Glenfidich does''nt come close to this and Mr serious 28 Jan I don''t know where you get smoke from, there is''nt any ) will definitely be getting some more !!

  • 3
    22 May 2015

    Promises more than it delivers. Sweet and spicy at first yet wet ashtrays and stagnant water are prominent. Better off going for a glenfiddich 12.

  • 5
    20 May 2015

    Rich and unbelievably delicious. A little thin on the mouth feel, but other than that, this is downright amazing. Notes of milk chocolate, orange and marzipan. "Seductive" comes to mind with this one. Essential.

  • 4
    2 April 2015

    The aromas were so intense upon opening the bottle. The room smelled like I just brewed a cup of coffee. There was also dark chocolate, raisins and roasted nuts. The aromas carried on to the palate and I tasted coffee, dark chocolate and nuts. The mouthfeel was buttery/oily and this scotch is slightly sweet. However, the aroma and flavor started going downhill after the bottle was opened for a month and only about 2/3 level. This precipitous drop in aroma and taste was very disappointing. The seal was tight and the bottle was stored in a cool room. I loved the beginning but the end was way too soon. Next time I''ll just have to drink it down a little faster!

  • 5
    28 January 2015

    Very well balanced, long lasting sweetnes and rich flavours and i also senced a hint of smoke. The finish is long and mellow. I enjoyed it very much.

  • 3
    11 January 2015

    The nose is sweet and the taste is good, but I''m not fond of the aftertaste. Just a little bitter.

  • 5
    4 November 2014

    Probably as smooth a scotch as I have ever tasted

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