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Dalmore 15yo

Postby vrbin » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:00 pm

Hello,
I am new here. I have received Dalmore 15yo for Christmas and I am looking forward to open it (I want to finish some other bottles before :) ). Has anyone already tried it? What can I look for?
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby Ganga » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:53 pm

We're still awaiting the new Dalmore lineup in California.
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:00 pm

As we are here in Quebec.
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby anationonfire » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:18 pm

As are we........ :x
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby vrbin » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:14 pm

..in fact I don't know if it is already available here in Czech Republic, my bottle was purchased in Germany... :)
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby vrbin » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:55 pm

...so yesterday evening I had first dram from the bottle and...

...yes, well done Dalmore! First imressions: Sweet, full, quite dense, definitely on sherry side, with notes of orange (which I liked already in 12yo Black Isle).

I recommend.
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:11 pm

Thank you for the feedback vrbin. I'm looking forward to these making it Stateside.
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby bond » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:47 am

Must caution, Dalmore deteriorates very rapidly once open..
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby vrbin » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:26 pm

I think this won't be the case. This one is so good it will be empty soon... :D
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby MoreDalmore » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:06 pm

...yes, well done Dalmore! First imressions: Sweet, full, quite dense, definitely on sherry side, with notes of orange (which I liked already in 12yo Black Isle).

I recommend.[/quote]

I will surely pick this up in the near future as the Black Isle is my number 2 whisky! So far I also tasted the new 12y and the Black Pearl but the Black Isle is still my favourite 8)

So can you tell us how the 15y differs?
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby MoreDalmore » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:10 pm

bond wrote:Must caution, Dalmore deteriorates very rapidly once open..


That's good to know. Can you give a timeframe of how fast? I had quite a few bottles ( 1000cl ) and didn't notice this; normally though the bottles are empty within a few weeks.
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:54 pm

bond wrote:Must caution, Dalmore deteriorates very rapidly once open..

Never had this problem and I've had some open for years.
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby anationonfire » Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:26 pm

bond wrote:Must caution, Dalmore deteriorates very rapidly once open..



:wink:

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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby MoreDalmore » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:43 pm

I also recently bought a 1 liter bottle for € 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 8)
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby Whiskytaster » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:07 pm

The 15 year was the winner of an unplanned tasting session of over 10 various drams at Heathrow wow, with a friend I was travelling with - a complete novice.

Any whisky that can act as such a great introduction to our world has got to be congratulated.
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Re: Dalmore 15yo

Postby Ganga » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:31 pm

At the Hi Time Event Saturday I had the opportunity to try the 12, 15 and Gran Reserva. I found the 12 to be similar to the older 12 but had a richer sherry component - sweeter, less oaky and malty (along with the oranges and spices already mentioned).

The Gran Reserva is similar to the old Cigar Malt although a little sweeter. (This is based on my first release Cigar Malt)

The 15 is much more elegant but less creamy than the 12. There is some cigar tobacco on the palate too.
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