Dalmore 2006 Vintage, 10 years old / 46% – Dalmore Distillery was established in 1839 and since 1960 it has been owned by Whyte & Mackay, the blending whisky company, currently part of Imperador Inc. The character of Dalmore single malt is in great part influenced by sherry casks even though the majority of newly made spirit starts maturation in bourbon barrels. Dalmore 2006 makes exception to the rule. The whisky was originally aged in first fill bourbon barrels then transferred into specially selected Jim Beam barrels for the final two years. Consequently, the spirit attracted lots of sweet and floral characteristics.
Nose: smooth and floral, apple blossom, violets, honey, vanilla, caramel, white chocolate, oranges, coconut flakes and touch of oak.
Palate: sweet and smooth, vanilla custard, caramel, honey, sugar cookies, bananas, stewed apples, raisins and hints of cinnamon.
Finish: medium long, vanilla, honey, oranges and hints of sweet spice.