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Dalmore 'The Quintet' (44.5%, OB, 70cl, +/-2020) - 090321

 



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Dalmore - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Highlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Cinquième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 8 (4 wash, 4 spirit) - Founded: 1839
Address: Alness, Ross-shire IV17 OUT - Phone: +44 (0) 1349 882362
Web:www.thedalmore.com - More info: Malt Madness


One of my favourite expressions so far:
Dalmore 50 yo (52%, OB, 2006, crystal decanter)
96 points - Last tasted: September 26, 2006 - Tasting notes: here
Dalmore

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Sherry Wine Dried fruits Tea Oranges Coffee Liqueurs Rum Caramel Chocolate

MM Distillery profile:
The Dalmore distillery, located north of Inverness, was founded in 1839. Founder Alexander Matheson didn't actually distill the whisky himself there; he immediately leased the distillery to the Sunderland family and they were involved in the operations until 1867. In 1874 Dalmore's number of stills was increased from two to four; quite an exception in those days. After Alexander Matheson died in 1886, Sir Kenneth Matheson sold the distillery to its former operators; brothers Alexander, Andrew & Charles Mackenzie.... More on Malt Madness.
Dalmore

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Dalmore ‘Castle Leod’ (46%, OB, Bordeaux finish, 5000 bottles, 2011) - 210211
  • Dalmore 'Cigar Malt' (43%, OB) - 050304
  • Dalmore ‘Cigar Malt Reserve’ (44%, OB, 2012) - 160212
  • Dalmore ‘Dee Dram’ (40%, OB, Rivers Collection, 2011) - 240611
  • Dalmore ‘Distillery Exclusive 2015’ (48%, OB, distillery exclusive, 450 bottles) - 160715
  • Dalmore ‘Dominium’ (43%, OB, Fortuna Meritas Collection, +/-2016) - 250716
  • Dalmore ‘Gran Reserva’ (40%, OB, 2008) - 050508
  • Dalmore ‘King Alexander III’ (40%, OB, 2008) - 050508
  • Dalmore ‘King Alexander III’ (40%, OB, +/-2017) - 031017
  • Dalmore ‘Luceo’ (40%, OB, Fortuna Meritas Collection, +/-2016) - 250716
  • Dalmore 'Mackenzie' (46%, OB, 3000 bottles, 2010) - 240611
  • Dalmore ‘Port Wood Reserve’ (46.5%, OB, +/-2018) - 170818
  • Dalmore ‘Quintessence’ (45%, OB, 2016) - 031016
  • Dalmore ‘Regalis’ (40%, OB, Fortuna Meritas Collection, +/-2016) - 250716
  • Dalmore ‘Tay Dram’ (40%, OB, Rivers Collection, 2011 ) - 240611
  • Dalmore 'The Trio' (40%, OB, travel retail, 1l, +/-2020) - 090321
  • Dalmore 'The Quartet' (41.5%, OB, travel retail, 1l, +/-2020) - 090321
  • Dalmore 'The Quintet' (44.5%, OB, 70cl, +/-2020) - 090321
  • Dalmore ‘Tweed Dram’ (40%, OB, Rivers Collection, 2011) - 240611
  • Dalmore 'Valour' (40%, OB, travel retail, 2013) - 200313
  • Dalmore ‘Valour’ (40%, OB, Fortuna Meritas Collection, +/-2016) - 250716
  • Dalmore 8 yo (43%, OB, 1960s) - by Angus - 261019
  • Dalmore 12 yo (43%, OB, bottled 1977) - 271205
  • Dalmore 12 yo (43%, OB, cream label, mid 1990’s) - 271205
  • Dalmore 12 yo (43%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 78
  • Dalmore 12 yo (40%, OB, 2004) - 290904
  • Dalmore 12 yo ‘Black Pearl’ Madeira Finish (40%, OB) - 150305
  • Dalmore 12 yo ‘The Black Isle Edition’ (40%, OB, 2005) - 100706
  • Dalmore 12 yo (40%, OB, 2008) - 050508
  • Dalmore 12 yo (40%, OB, +/- 2010) - 210211
  • Dalmore 12 yo (40%, OB, +/- 2015) - 160715
  • Dalmore 12 yo (40%, OB, +/-2017) - 030417
  • Dalmore 12 yo (40%, OB, +/-2018) - 170818
  • Dalmore 12 yo ‘Sherry Cask Select’ (43%, OB, 2020) - 201020
  • Dalmore 15 yo (40%, OB, 2008) - 050508
  • Dalmore 15 yo (40%, OB, +/-2015) - 250716
  • Dalmore 18 yo (43%, OB, Matusalem sherry finish, 2009) - 041009
  • Dalmore 18 yo (43%, OB, +/-2016) - 030417
  • Dalmore 20 yo (43%, OB, Duncan Macbeth, 1950s) - 080214
  • Dalmore 20 yo (43%, OB, Duncan Macbeth, 1960’s) - 100706
  • Dalmore 20 yo (43%, OB, Duncan MacBeth, late 1960s) - by Angus - 091217
  • Dalmore 20 yo (43%, OB, bottled 1971) - 301204
  • Dalmore 20 yo (43%, OB, 20th Anniversary Whiskyteca, +/-1978) - no notes - 91
  • Dalmore 21 yo (43%, OB, circa 2004) - 271205
  • Dalmore 21 yo (42%, OB, 8,000 bottles, 2015) - 051015
  • Dalmore 21 yo ‘Matusalem Oloroso Sherry’ (55.9%, OB, Private Cask, China) - 220420
  • Dalmore 25yo (43%, OB, 1970's) - 100807
  • Dalmore 25 yo (42%, OB, 2013) - 091013
  • Dalmore 25 yo (42%, OB, +/-2017) - 031017
  • Dalmore 35 yo (40%, OB, 2016) - 031016
  • Dalmore 35 yo (40%, OB, +/-2018) - 061119
  • Dalmore 40 yo (40%, OB, 2007) - 170908
  • Dalmore 40 yo (40%, OB, +/-2009?) - 120810
  • Dalmore 40 yo (42%, OB, 2017) - 031017
  • Dalmore 40 yo (42%, OB, 750 decanters, 2018) - 061119
  • Dalmore 50 yo (52%, OB, 2006, crystal decanter) - 260906
OB - vintage
  • Dalmore 45 yo 1964 'Aurora' (45%, OB, oloroso sherry, 200 bottles, 2010) - 111011
  • Dalmore 40 yo 1966 'Astrum' (42%, OB, 2011) - 071112
  • Dalmore 30 yo 1973 'Gonzalez Byass finish’ (42%, OB) - 050304
  • Dalmore 33 yo 1973/2006 (45%, OB, Cabernet Sauvignon Finish, 1000 bottles) - 100807
  • Dalmore 38 yo 1973/2012 ‘Constellation’ (48.1%, OB, hogsheads, finished for 3 years in a cabernet sauvignon, then for four years in fresh bourbon, cask #10) - 171114
  • Dalmore 28 yo 1974/2002 (57.9%, OB for Japan, cask #5083) - 170308
  • Dalmore 32 yo 1974 (52%, OB, Mathusalem sherry butt, 780 bottles, 2006) - 260906
  • Dalmore 1981/2009 'Amoroso Sherry Finesse ' (42%, OB, Amoroso finish, 484 bottles) - 041009
  • Dalmore 1981/2009 ‘Matusalem Sherry Finesse’ (44%, OB, Matusalem sherry finish, 474 bottles) - 110310
  • Dalmore 1990/2012 (51.8%, OB, LMdW, bourbon barrel, cask #1) - 120912
  • Dalmore 21 yo 1990/2011 (56.5%, OB, Constellation Collection, cask #18, 777 bottles) - 071112
  • Dalmore 19 yo 1992/2012 'Constellation' (53.8%, OB, first fill bourbon barrel, finished for 9 years in a Port pipe, cask #18) - 171114
  • Dalmore 1995 ‘Distillery Manager’s Exclusive’ (40%, OB, for The Whisky Shop, 1800 bottles, 2011) - 161211
  • Dalmore 1995/2012 'Distillery Exclusive' (57.6%, OB, 650 bottles) - 040613
  • Dalmore 20 yo 1995/2016 (53%, OB, for La Maison du Whisky, Sauternes finish, cask #4, 290 bottles) - 031016
  • Dalmore 24 yo 1995 ‘Madeira Wine Cask Finish’ (56.4%, OB, Private Cask, cask #29) - 220420
  • Dalmore 1996/2012 'Cromartie' (45%, OB, oloroso finish, 7,500 bottles) - 160212
  • Dalmore 20 yo 1996/2017 (45%, OB, Port pipe finish) - 031017
  • Dalmore 19 yo 1999 ‘Moscatel Cask Finish’ (54.9%, OB, Private Cask, cask #10) - 220420
  • Dalmore 2000/2010 (46, OB) - 111010
  • Peaty Dalmore 2000 (+/-59%, OB, cask sample, +/-2013) - 180314
  • Dalmore 10 yo 2006/2016 (46%, OB, for France) - 030417
  • Dalmore 10 yo 2009 (42.5%, OB, +/-2020) - 100321
Adelphi
  • Dalmore 17 yo 1990/2007 (59.7%, Adelphi, cask #7327, 590 bottles) - 170908
Blackadder
  • Dalmore 28 yo 1976/2005 (58%, Blackadder, cask #BA0244, 348 bottles) - 170308
The Bottlers
  • Dalmore 30 yo 1966/1996 (52.3%, The Bottlers, cask #6871) - 020404
  • Dalmore 30 yo 1966/1996 (53.7%, The Bottlers, D. 09/’66 Btl. 10/’96, cask #6870) - no notes - 86
Cadenhead
  • Dalmore 15 yo 1963/1978 (80 proof, Cadenhead Dumpy) - by Angus - 041118
  • Dalmore 1963/1985 (46% Cadenhead, dumpy black label) - 240609
  • Dalmore 30 yo 1963/1993 (54.5%, Cadenhead) - 180205
  • Dalmore 37 yo 1976/2014 (46.2%, Cadenhead, Small Batch, butt, 150 bottles) - 210514
  • Dalmore 14 yo 1987/2001 (60.2%, Cadenhead, bourbon hogshead) - 170207
  • Dalmore 21 yo 1989/2011 (51.4%, Cadenhead, bourbon hogshead, 156 bottles) - 240611
  • Dalmore 24 yo 1989/2013 (46.6%, Cadenhead, small batch) - 140813
  • Dalmore 24 yo 1990/2015 (54.9%, Cadenhead, Rum Cask, 468 bottles) - 051015
  • Dalmore 25 yo 1990/2016 (56.3%, Cadenhead, Single Cask, sherry butt) - 030417
  • Dalmore 17 yo 1992/2009 (59.1%, Cadenhead, ‘Sauterne’ hogshead, 319 bottles) - 110310
  • Dalmore 16 yo 2001/2018 (48.9%, Cadenhead, Sherry Cask, 180 bottles) - 111019
  • Dalmore 18 yo 2001/2019 (51.8%, Cadenhead, Sherry Cask, 246 bottles) - 111019
Chieftain's - McLeod
  • Dalmore 1996/2010 (56.7%, Chieftain's, pinot noir finish, cask #91671, 335 bottles) - 180314
Douglas Laing
  • Dalmore 21 yo 1990/2011 (54.7%, Douglas Laing, Director's Cut, sherry butt finish, DL Ref #7152, 297 bottles) - 120912
  • Dalmore 14 yo 1991/2005 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 340 bottles) - 170207
  • Dalmore 17 yo 1996/2014 (48.4%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, refill hogshead, cask #DL10206, 139 bottles) - 210514
Duncan Taylor
  • Dalmore 17 yo 1990/2008 (56.9%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #7328, 378 bottles) - 110808
  • Dalmore 18 yo 1990/2009 (56.7%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #7329, 298 bottles) - 240609
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Dalmore 2001/2015 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, refill hogshead) - 030417
  • Dalmore 14 yo 2005/2020 (57.6%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, refill bourbon, cask #1600212, 255 bottles) - 100321
Hart Bros
  • Dalmore 11 yo 2007/2018 (55.1%, Hart Bros., 'First Port Pipe Filled') - 100321
Jack Wieber
  • Dalmore 1976/2007 (59.9%, Jack Wieber, The Cross Hill, 110 bottles) - 170308
James MacArthur
  • Dalmore 1963/2001 (48.1%, James MacArthur, Old Masters, oloroso sherry, cask #5753) - 040613
  • Dalmore 12 yo 1997/2009 (59.8%, James MacArthur, bourbon, cask #5604) - 110310
MacKillop's Choice
  • Dalmore 1986/2004 (43%, McKillop’s Choice, cask #3090) - 271205
  • Dalmore 1986/2008 (57.6%, McKillop's Choice, cask #3096) - 240609
Malts of Scotland
  • Dalmore 2000/2012 (53.4%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 12035, 290 bottles) - 091013
Master of Malt - Boutique-y
  • Dalmore 14 yo ‘Batch 3’ (51.3%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 811 bottles) - 111019
The Nectar
  • Earldom 17 yo 1990/2008 (46%, The Nectar, Daily Dram, 220 bottles, Dalmore) - 090408
Signatory
  • Dalmore 20 yo 1978/1999 (56.6%, Signatory, cask #10133, shery butt) - 090408
  • Dalmore 22 yo 1990/2013 (59.9%, Signatory, Waldhaus am See, cask #9419, 591 bottles) - 200313
SMWS
  • Dalmore 17 yo 1988/2005 (59.3%, SMWS, 13.36, 588 bottles, 'Tea and marmelade') - 170908
Various IB
  • Dalmore (49.1%, Asta Morris, cask #AM005, 2013) - 180314
  • Dalmore 18 yo 1976 ‘Auld Lang Syne’ (62.3%, The Whisky Connoisseur, 5cl, +/-1994) - 201020
  • Dalmore 35 yo 1965/2000 (53.1%, Big Market Berlin, 130 bottles) - 100807
  • Dalmore 17 yo 1990/2008 (46%, The Whisky Agency, 90 bottles) - 050508
  • Dalmore 1990/2007 (46%, Montgomerie's, cask #68) - 110808
  • Dalmore 29 yo 1991/2020 (49.4%, WhiskySponge, The Patersponge Collection, refill bourbon, 205 bottles) - 201020
  • Dalmore 14 yo 1996/2011 (55.5%, Master of Malt, refill hogshead) - 071112
  • Dalmore 16 yo 1996/2013 (46%, The Maltman, sherry finish, cask #3221) - 140813
  • Dalmore 1996/2013 (46%, L’Esprit, cask #BH9092/RB58) - 111019
  • Dalmore 17 yo 1996/2013 (52.9%, Whisky & Rhum, L'Esprit, cask #BH9092/RB58) - 051015
  • Dalmore 18 yo 1996/2014 (51.8%, Gleann Môr, A Rare Find, cask #2097, 279 bottles) - 051015
  • Dalmore 17 yo 1996/2014 (53.5%, Single Cask Collection, bourbon hogshead, sherry finish) - 210514
  • Dalmore 12 yo 2000/2013 (46.1%, Single Cask Nation, finished in PX hogshead, cask #6951, 238 bottles) - 180314
  • Dalmore 13 yo 2000/2013 (56.3%, Single Cask Collection, Willy Opitz Homok finish) - 171114
  • Dalmore 11 yo 2007/2018 (64.4%, Highland Laird, cask # 516965, 240 bottles) - 111019