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New Dalmore 12yo

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:48 am

I saw the new Dalmore 12yo in a local store, though the price was $50. Has anyone tried this whisky? I already checked Whiskyfun and Serge seemed to think that it was ok and I am just looking for other opinions. Thank you

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:40 pm

I don't know if it will ever get here. Retailers aren't happy about the new pricing. And if it is going to be that price, there are many whiskies of better quality that are more afordable.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:55 am

Ganga, is it available in CA yet? The place I found it at is one of the more expensive places in Phoenix but they have the best selection around. I will be at a tasting there in two weeks (Benriach/Springbank) and if I decide not to buy anything from the tasting I will use my $10 off coupon on the Dalmore.

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby Whiskymc » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:58 pm

I received an email from The Dalmore last week with a link to some info on their various whiskies (including The 12).

Check out the following:

http://www.thedalmore.com/book
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby anjana101 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:28 pm

Over hear on the East Coast you can get it for $32-$40.They have come out with all types of experssions.I have placed an order for the 15 which has a lot of sherry and King Alexander III.

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby AspiringGent » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:34 am

It's about $60 CDN here. I might have to jump on it before the price increases.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby mikeymad » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:26 am

Thanks Sean,

Good to know that it has made it over here. I will be waiting for more info on it as well... I liked the old 12, but then again it was $20-$26USD....

oh and we have not seen it out here yet...

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:04 am

mikeymad wrote:Thanks Sean,

Good to know that it has made it over here. I will be waiting for more info on it as well... I liked the old 12, but then again it was $20-$26USD....

oh and we have not seen it out here yet...

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Thanks Mikey, I am kind of shocked that it came to AZ before CA.

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby jhershauer » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:30 am

This is on my list of whiskies to try, also. I saw it there when I signed up for the Springbank/BenRiach tasting...didn't realize none of the big box stores have it.

The $10 coupon might be the way to go at the tasting, although I'm hoping to really like one of the peated BenRiach expressions.

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:43 am

jhershauer wrote:This is on my list of whiskies to try, also. I saw it there when I signed up for the Springbank/BenRiach tasting...didn't realize none of the big box stores have it.

The $10 coupon might be the way to go at the tasting, although I'm hoping to really like one of the peated BenRiach expressions.

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I am hoping to like the one of the Benriachs (though Serge did not give them very good ratings)well though the Springbank 15 looks very nice.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby jhershauer » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:08 am

I broke down and bought a bottle of this yesterday (don't worry Sean, there were two more bottles sitting there). This was my first Dalmore, and I really like the profile. It could definitely stand to be bottled at a higher ABV. It's an easy drinker, but it leaves you wanting more of everything.

Note that John Hansell just reviewed the whole Dalmore range at http://blog.maltadvocate.com.

Sean - if you want to try it first, I can arrange to get you a sample. Either at the tasting on the 12th, or possibly before if you want to try it before you get your $10 coupon.

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby oldrip57 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:42 am

After about a 9-month absence, I'm seeing the new trade dress at about $50 U.S., compared to the former $35. It was a favorite at the former price, but whether or not I buy again will depend on how it compares, price-wise, with other bottlings. If all go up commensurately, it's still a bargain. If it's now the same price as Glenmorangie 12yo, less so.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:56 am

Jeff was very generous and gave me a sample of this at the tasting this past weekend and I thought that I would post my initial impressions.
N: is very nice and fruity. Lots of sherr and some unerlying malt
P: starts off sherried (dry red fruits, red currantsn etc) and slightly weak
F: very short and weak.

A nice easy drinking whisky but slightly disappointed. Could possibly be a great whisky if bottled at 46% instead of the 40%. Not worth $50 IMHO, maybe $35. will try again and post my notes.

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby jhershauer » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:40 am

pkt77242 wrote:A nice easy drinking whisky but slightly disappointed. Could possibly be a great whisky if bottled at 46% instead of the 40%. Not worth $50 IMHO, maybe $35. will try again and post my notes.
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They apparently decided to increase the price of their whole lineup when they re-introduced it. If they can start shipping over here in quantity, maybe we'll see some discounts at the big box stores.

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:15 am

Just to update on prices. Total Wine here in AZ has it for $40 which is a little more reasonably priced.

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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:14 am

lawschooldrunk wrote:older bottle used to go for $27. now, $40- for the old! And the store did not even get in the new bottles! :headbang:

Exactly what I've been seeing here. It seems like the distributor is not reordering but is charging his restocking costs.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby anationonfire » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:59 am

Have not seen the new 12 yet, The new 15 has been here for about 2 month's and they want $85 for it....

The old Dalmore 12 was a steal that is why I have 4 bottles stashed away.
Very nice all around staple that can keep any one happy.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby craig-mcgill » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:21 am

Anyone who wishes is more than welcome to become a guest blogger at the Whyte and Mackay whisky blog - http://www.themasterblender.com - to post their thoughts on the whiskies.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby talisker10 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:36 pm

Bought it for $42. Very good every day whiskey. Love the lingering plums in the finish.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby Ganga » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:10 am

I had the New Dalmore 12 back in October. I found it a much richer whisky than the previous 12. And less oaky. Will setup a tasting of several of them in January: 80s bottling, 90s bottling, 2008 bottling and the new 2009 bottling.
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Re: New Dalmore 12yo

Postby davem62290 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:20 am

Just got a bottle for $29.99 online price. (suddenly a cheaper price?) Maybe the economy was not supporting the new price line. Complex sherry, vanilla, slightest or no peat.. Never had the old bottle. Really one of my favorites immediately. Maple Syrup just popped out. :dead:
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