Dalmore 12 Year

Review #14: Dalmore 12 Year


Distillery: Dalmore

Region: Highland

ABV: 40%

Age: 12

Price: $14/dram (at a bar)

Nose: Super strong on the solvent with a little hint of citrus. Really reminds me of Goo-Gone. Extremely unpleasant.

Palate: Palate is sweet but not very. You get a the citrus seemingly two ways, fresh and marmalade, along with some Japanese black sugar candies. Not bad.

Finish: Finish medium-short. A bit dry too.

Conclusion: I was extremely, extremely disappointed by this whisky. While the palate was decent, the nose was horrific and the finish was nothing to write home about. I expected more from Dalmore, perhaps I expected too much. This gets the honor of being the worst whisky I’ve reviewed so far to date…

Final Score: 65

Scotch whisky review #14, Highland review #5, Whisky Network Review #15

Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection.
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

Originally reviewed Apr. 24, 2018.

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