The Dalmore 18 Year Old Scotch Review

dalmore 18 scotch whiskyHaving tried and enjoyed several whiskeys from the Dalmore lineup, the 18-year old expression is a new one for me. The Dalmore 18 is aged for 14 years in American oak before being transferred to Sherry casks to finish maturing.

The Sherry influences are obvious and lend a rich, fruity quality to the whiskey. The nose is full of toffee, raisin and oak notes. Take a sip and taste some chocolate, coffee and cinnamon spice before it moves toward a pronounced orange finish and more woody notes.

Overall, The Dalmore 18 is a very good whiskey, but it tastes a bit younger than it is, and the gents at Dalmore might have eased up on the Sherry a bit.  Its $150 price tag makes it an unlikely daily dram, but if you can score a bottle it’s certainly worth sampling.

– 43% Alcohol by Volume
– $150

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Written by Kevin Gray


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  2. Drinking Consultants · November 18, 2010

    Sounds nice, but we’ll stick to the delicious 12-year-old at $25. I do love that new bottle, it’s one of the most sublime designs on the market!

  3. Sue Manning · March 29, 2011

    Trying to find this scotch to buy for my brother’s 70th birthday. He lives in Dallas. Can you tell me where it is available to buy? Thanks, Sue

  4. Cocktail Enthusiast · April 2, 2011

    Sue — You can try Sigel’s. They definitely sell Dalmore, though not positive if they have the 18-Year.

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