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Dalmore 18

Postby toshie » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:28 am

A colleague had a tasting of Dalmore 18 at Glasgow Whiksy Live and pronounced it about the best malt he's tasted. He's a mere 51YO, so what does he know :lol:
Does anyone know when it might be on sale and at what kind of price point?
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Postby jimidrammer » Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:36 pm

Glad to hear of this one, although I don't know anything of it. I, too would be interested in more info. I thought the Dalmore 12 to be a little harsh and not well integrated, yet I seem to be in the minority. I can see an 18 being smoothed out across the profile. I'm sure if it's a new release it could be a year or more before we see it this side of the pond. :(
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Postby Aidan » Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:45 pm

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Postby toshie » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:13 pm

If I'm in San Fran before it comes to Sauchiehall Street, then I'll certainly pop in :lol:
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Postby Aidan » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:51 pm

toshie - get them to post it to Tierra del Fuego and collect it there... :)
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Postby Admiral » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:44 am

I can see an 18 being smoothed out across the profile.


Be careful with such assumptions. 12 to 18 years is a big leap in age - more of an exponential leap, rather than a linear progression.

Being "smoothed out" is one thing - certainly, we could expect the more volatile or harsher elements to have been well and truly tamed by 18 years. But 18 years can also introduce excessive oak, and some malts will be dry and tannic at that age, which often isn't too palatable either! :wink:

18 years can also smooth out or tame the very elements that gave the same whisky sparkle, life and flavour when it was just 12 years old! :D

Cheers,
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Postby kallaskander » Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:28 am

Hi there,

jimidrammer, I second you on the Dalmore 12. I never found an access to it, or it never found me. Whatever.

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Postby bamber » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:05 am

Count me in on the Dalmore 12yo indifference. Well made whisky but it did not really inspire me either.
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