dalmore 12 yo | 43%
An old 50ml miniature of Dalmore 12 yo 43% , Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Whyte & Mackay Distillery on cream label.
Rather punchy, very malty and caramelly at first nosing. Bold notes of burnt cake, a little winey, with something of a Cognac. Whiffs of smoke. Gets then very grassy and even farmy (hay) and meaty, and finally extremely coffeeish. Bold and rather complex, certainly quite better than the current versions, even if it’s a little austere.
Extremely creamy, malty, sweet, bold and nervous – quite hot. Strong notes of cooked wine, fortified white wine, crystallised oranges, marmalade. Lots of cake, mocha, sugared coffee, Tia Maria, Cointreau… And also some dried herbs, thyme, parsley, rosemary. Lots of heat and vivacity!
Long, rather hot finish, on rum, orange liqueurs and cooked caramel. Very good!