- Amerikansk ek
- Europeisk ek
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ENGLISH - INTRODUCTION:
This exclusive malt was launched as a new part of their core range, and is annually limited to 3000 bottles. Firstly, it’s matured in American oak. Then divided into sweet palomino sherry casks and first fill bourbon barrels. The two are then married in bourbon barrels before a finish in Portuguese tawny port pipes.
Även vid sina nätta 42% så finns det en frisk spritighet som påminner om den skarpheten man kan hitta i tranbärsjuice. Också när man doftar lite längre från glaset tittar det fram saltlakritsremsor.
ENGLISH - NOSE:
The nose is dominated by dark fruits and berries, such as dates, raspberry juice and blueberry-scented soap. Behind the thick fruit basket are still lots of other notes, such as roasted espresso coffee, dark chocolate cake, pears, but also hints of violet and chilli.
Even though the abv is at a meager 42%, this liquid can still deliver an alchoholic "zing" that reminds me of cranberry juice. Also, when sniffing from a distance, salty liquorice-strips start to envelope.
ENGLISH - PALATE:
As dark and full as its nose, majbe even fruitier and a little bit syrup-y, both in its mouth feel and taste - a very gentle approach to the tongue. Unfortunately, it tends to get quite diluted after just a couple of seconds, so the rule about having the whisky in your mouth as many seconds as its age does not work for me with this one.
ENGLISH - FINISH:
Medium-long finish. The port is clearer than before and contributes with overripe plums, burnt sugar, leather and syrup. Quite bitter notes in general. The bitterness settles down after a couple of seconds and leaves room for the sherry to bloom out.
Den här har enligt mig lite av de negativa tonerna från portlagringen (bittra, övermogna frukter.. ja, nästan till och med unkenhet ibland). Sedan tror jag att denna hade plockat till sig mer poäng ifall alkoholstyrkan var högre.
Sedan om man kollar prislappen på just den här flaskan, så kanske man undrar ifall den är prisvärd (ca 7000 SEK)? Nja..
ENGLISH - CONCLUSION:
Dalmore.. My opinion is when they start to reach an old age, some tend to be outstanding. Such as the vintage 1978 released in 2011.
This bottling however has a bit of the negative notes from the port that I sometimes experience (I'm thinking of the bitter, overripe fruits that tend to feel.. almost stale). Also, I would guess that this whisky would’ve collected more points in my book if the abv would be higher.
Finally, if you would check the pricetag on this whisky, you would probably wonder if this is a bang for the buck (€740)? Well..