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Dalmore 17 yo 1996/2014 (48.4%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, refill hogshead, cask #DL10206, 139 bottles) - 210514

 



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The Whisky Tasting Index - Dalmore (Highlands)

 

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


My favourite expression 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 ‘Gran Reserva’ (40%, OB, 2008) - 050508
  • Dalmore ‘King Alexander III’ (40%, OB, 2008) - 050508
  • Dalmore 'Mackenzie' (46%, OB, 3000 bottles, 2010) - 240611
  • Dalmore ‘Tay Dram’ (40%, OB, Rivers Collection, 2011 ) - 240611
  • Dalmore ‘Tweed Dram’ (40%, OB, Rivers Collection, 2011) - 240611
  • Dalmore 'Valour' (40%, OB, travel retail, 2013) - 200313
  • 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 15 yo (40%, OB, 2008) - 050508
  • Dalmore 18 yo (43%, OB, Matusalem sherry finish, 2009) - 041009
  • Dalmore 20 yo (43%, OB, Duncan Macbeth, 1950s) - 080214
  • Dalmore 20 yo (43%, OB, Duncan Macbeth, 1960’s) - 100706
  • 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 25yo (43%, OB, 1970's) - 100807
  • Dalmore 25 yo (42%, OB, 2013) - 091013
  • Dalmore 40 yo (40%, OB, 2007) - 170908
  • Dalmore 40 yo (40%, OB, +/-2009?) - 120810
  • 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 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 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 1996/2012 'Cromartie' (45%, OB, oloroso finish, 7,500 bottles) - 160212
  • Dalmore 2000/2010 (46, OB) - 111010
  • Peaty Dalmore 2000 (+/-59%, OB, cask sample, +/-2013) - 180314
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 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 17 yo 1992/2009 (59.1%, Cadenhead, ‘Sauterne’ hogshead, 319 bottles) - 110310
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
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
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 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 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 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