Dalmore 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Dalmore 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £40.45 £33.71 ex VAT (£57.79 per litre)
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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.

59 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    2 days ago

    Warning, I'm not a fan of high peat. However, I bought a bottle, took a small draft, THEN looked at Whiskey Wash's review. "On the whole, however, the whisky disappoints on the palate. Its sophisticated range of flavors notwithstanding, it seems thin, washed out, and lacking the intensity that the color and aroma would have promised. " NOW YOU TELL ME? D'oh. And, yes, own damn. I give it marks for 'not peaty', but not enough of any else.

  • 2
    4 days ago

    Tastes like an American whiskey. Not what I expect out of a single malt highland scotch. If you like this then you probably also like Jack Daniels, ick.

  • 5
    14 days ago

    If I was blindfolded I would swear this was a bourbon. I'm a big fan of Scotch and typically enjoy islay but I bought this because the bottle stuck out and I'm really glad I did. There is absolutely no peat flavor at all and is sweet and dangerously smooth. Great after dinner cocktail. Good price point as well. PS bottle looks good on your shelf.

  • 5
    7 April

    Excellent whisky

  • 3
    6 April

    I tried this whisky for the first time at a bar and ended up finishing the bottle for them that night (it was about a third full when I began.) I truly enjoy the smoothness and more reserved palate, not too complex and very good for novice scotch drinkers, like me. I have heard much better things about The Dalmore 15 and The Dalmore King Alexander III, but for the price this isn't a bad choice at all!

  • 3
    6 April

    If anything it's a bit too smooth although not unpleasant ,I prefer something a bit more peppery something with a bit more bite,highland park and glen ord spring to mind,on the nose the smell of caramel is prominent and the texture is syrup like.having said all that it is a very pleasant dram taste wise .as for the price I think there are better malts available at a better price .

  • 3
    4 March

    Great whiskey for the price lots of spice and Christmas cake

  • 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

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