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.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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.

72 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    5 days ago

    Carrot cake, gingerbread, christmas cake and orange peel. Definitely either a desert or winter warmer scotch.

  • 5
    1 May

    Was given this whiskey as a gift from my son following his wedding. Beautifully smooth with an incredible after burn. A few moments later the taste of sherry and vanilla. A great whiskey.

  • 5
    9 March

    Excellent whisky!!

  • 5
    17 February

    For years I've a Macallans drinker. I first started my single malt journey with Dahlwinnie which got me to forever give up blended scotch whiskey. Then I was introduced to Macallans and I thought there's no further to go; 12 year, 18 year, cask strength and even 25 year at a Times Square pub in NYC no less! Periodically I'd go back to Dahlwinnie or have Highland Park but I thought Macallans was it. The Dalmore (12 year) is smoother and needs no water or ice (thank the gods!) than all the Macallans except perhaps the 25 year. I LOVE this single malt: the nose, the start, the middle and the finish don't disappoint. And yes I've had Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich Oban, and others and this easily stands with the best of those, despite, or perhaps because of, it's lack of high peat or smoke.

  • 5
    21 January

    This is damn good whisky. Love it.

  • 4
    18 January

    Very good but after trying the Cigar Malt and 18 year...can’t say the 12 is my favorite. The finish throws me off a bit. Not as smooth as i’d like. Still very good though and I’d recommend it. Not all palates are the same!

  • 5
    30 December 2017

    Smooth lovely festive flavours excellent.

  • 5
    21 October 2017

    Very nice on the palate could taste the Christmas cake we make this one 9/10

  • 4
    16 September 2017

    I like this "Girlie Man" Scotch. Just a touch of water opens up the flavors. I also like Chivas Regal with lemon peel rubbed around the rim and Dahlwinnie 15 with ice. But I also like Lagavulin 16 neat with a beef steak. I've only found one Scotch I don't like--so far.

  • 4
    5 September 2017

    Wonderful full bodied scotch. Perfect dram for Christmas. Love the notes of Christmas cake, pudding, chocolate, prunes, orange. Fantastically smooth. Definitely an easy go-to.

  • 5
    9 August 2017

    If I want sweet dram that still smells and drinks like a scotch...this is my go to. Excellent.

  • 5
    7 May 2017

    It was so smooth and good.

  • 5
    5 May 2017

    Highly recommended 12 year old. This bottle in particular is outstanding. I can see it be being thin an not as syrupy as other highlands.. but the value is there. An for a entry level 12 year scotch compared to its peers this takes the cake among Macallan. That is if you like delicious ethanol. Happy drinking!

  • 3
    25 April 2017

    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
    23 April 2017

    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
    13 April 2017

    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 2017

    Excellent whisky

  • 3
    6 April 2017

    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 2017

    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 2017

    Great whiskey for the price lots of spice and Christmas cake

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