I also recently bought a 1 liter bottle for â‚¬ 42,50 ( last thursday ) and into my 6th or so dram from it as I write this.
Here are my impressions so far :
NOSE : Light on the nose with mostly oranges on the foreground
PALATE : Oranges again but now with nice spicey citrus fruits ( grapefruits for me )
FINISH : Rather short finish ; only the spicey notes stay longer
Overall not so creamy as expected and certainly not as the 12.
It''s more like the Black Pearl but that has more spice and a longer finish.
Adding some water (whisky/water 95/5 or even less ) lesson the impact of the spicey notes and makes it a bit more creamy.
Overall a very nice Dalmore but I do prefer the 12 and especially the 12 Black Isle which still is my favourite Dalmore