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The Dalmore 21 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2023 Edition

$799.99

Size
750ml, bottle

The Dalmore 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2023 Edition is a pinnacle expression from the prestigious Dalmore distillery. Aged for 21 years in a combination of ex-bourbon and Matusalem oloroso sherry casks, this whisky boasts a complex and refined flavor profile. Expect a delightful balance of dark chocolate, Seville oranges, rich fruits, and a touch of spice, all delivered in a smooth and luxurious experience.

Description

Aroma

Initial Impression: Look for a welcoming sweetness with prominent notes of vanilla extract and hints of honey. These aromas are likely courtesy of the initial aging in ex-bourbon casks. As you delve deeper, expect a touch of citrus zest to emerge, possibly grapefruit or orange peel, adding a touch of freshness.

Deeper Sniffs: This is where the magic of the Matusalem oloroso sherry casks starts to unfold. Hints of dark chocolate and dried fruit like raisins or prunes might appear, adding a richness and depth to the sweetness. Depending on the specific cask used, a touch of nuttiness like almonds or hazelnuts could be present, hinting at the influence of the sherry. Some enthusiasts detect a subtle floral note or even a hint of coffee bean, adding another layer of intrigue.

Palate

First Sip: The medium body offers a satisfying mouthfeel without being heavy. The 43.8% ABV delivers a gentle warmth that complements the flavors. The sweetness from the aroma translates onto the palate, with vanilla and honey taking center stage. Hints of marmalade, a sweeter version of orange peel marmalade, might emerge, adding a delightful citrusy touch.

Midpalate: As the whisky opens up, the complexity truly shines. The dark chocolate notes from the oloroso casks become more pronounced, mingling with the sweetness to create a luxurious and decadent flavor. The dried fruit character expands, potentially revealing hints of figs or dates alongside the initial raisin or prune notes. The subtle nuttiness from the aroma becomes more noticeable on the palate, adding a textural element. A hint of Seville orange peel, known for its bittersweet character, emerges, balancing the sweetness and adding a touch of intrigue.

Finish

Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a pleasant warmth and a touch of oaky dryness on the palate. Hints of dark chocolate and dried fruit linger alongside a subtle citrus zest and a touch of nuttiness. The overall finish is long, smooth, and incredibly satisfying, showcasing the harmonious marriage of time, cask selection, and The Dalmore’s whisky-making expertise.

Additional information

Brand

The Dalmore

Size

750ml, bottle

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