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Dalmore Cigar Malt

Postby Marvin » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:05 pm

Why is it called "Cigar Malt"? Do the use cigars rather than peat?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:44 pm

Such wit !

I don't really understand the idea of marketing a malt at cigar smokers. Surely, they can't represent that big a percentage of the dramming public ?

I've yet to hear anything good about the Dalmore Cigar Malt. Its price has been slashed by £8 at one local store and its still not selling.
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Postby les taylor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:24 pm

This is what Richard Joynson says of it.

Dalmore OB Cigar Malt 43%alc.

Appropriately named whisky-wizardry from my chum Richard Paterson - judicious cask selection.

Truth is it's fool's gold, seems to have substance but in reality is an illusion.

Initially promising on the nose; this is tarier and should appeal to a cigar man, the Dalmore signature of oranges turns to lemons, but with time the whole thing turns to a bit of a lemon.

Its designed to be sipped with a cigar. :)
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Postby Marvin » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:41 pm

les taylor wrote:T

Its designed to be sipped with a cigar. :)


But....why?
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:42 pm

eelbrook wrote:
I don't really understand the idea of marketing a malt at cigar smokers. Surely, they can't represent that big a percentage of the dramming public ?




I'd say no more than Single Malters like ourselves representing a decent precentage of scotch drinkers.
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Postby Marvin » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:43 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:
eelbrook wrote:
I don't really understand the idea of marketing a malt at cigar smokers. Surely, they can't represent that big a percentage of the dramming public ?




I'd say no more than Single Malters like ourselves representing a decent precentage scotch drinkers.


So in other words a percentage of a percentage?
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Postby mikeymad » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:28 pm

It is a ploy that works now and then. You go into a cigar bar here in the US and you Will see a bottle of the Dalmore CM. They have to buy it.

Chalk one up for Richard....
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Postby Marvin » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:54 pm

You get cigar bars in the US? You dont here.
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Postby Wave » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:38 pm

Marvin wrote:You get cigar bars in the US? You dont here.


You don't now since of a Scotland-wide indoor smoking ban, but I'll bet there were before the ban. The US has no national smoking ban so there are still cigar clubs in cities that don't have a municipal smoking ban in place.


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Postby Marvin » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:47 pm

Wave wrote:
Marvin wrote:You get cigar bars in the US? You dont here.


You don't now since of a Scotland-wide indoor smoking ban, but I'll bet there were before the ban.


Nope.
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Postby Scotty Mc » Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:49 am

Could it be a marketing ploy for a bad tasting whisky? As smoking will lessen the effectiveness of the tastebuds, does it make the dram taste better? :shock: :lol:

Nice little conspiriacy there :lol:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:07 am

Well, of course it's marketing (which is not to say that some thought didn't go into it). There's a niche for everything. No doubt there's a malt out there designed for sipping while driving 300kph on the autobahn.
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Postby Admiral » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:33 am

Cigars are, naturally, robust and full-flavoured intruders on the palate, and it follows that it would take a pretty robust and full-flavoured dram to accompany it.

The Dalmore Cigar Malt, sadly, is no longer such a beast. Of course, it was when they actually first launched it (6 or 7 years ago now?), but like so many bottlings of this nature, it is no longer being bottled to the same quality it was when it first launched.

(Other examples of this are Bowmore Darkest, Glenfiddich Havana Reserve, and the Glenmorangie Wood Finish range).

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Postby Drrich1965 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:02 am

I had a 2005 version of the bottle, and did not enjoy it a great deal. I found it thin and not very fully tasting. I veyr much like the Dalmore 12; but the Cigar Malt was the weakling brother..
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Postby Elliot » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:59 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:Well, of course it's marketing (which is not to say that some thought didn't go into it). There's a niche for everything. No doubt there's a malt out there designed for sipping while driving 300kph on the autobahn.


Good Heavens, I hope not! No (more) cigar bars here in Ohio, due to our indoor smoking ban that passed yesterday.
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Postby kallaskander » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:23 am

Hi there,

as a non smoker I can not follow the idea of a cigar malt nor the whisky and cigar tastings that are so en vogue in Germany. Smoke benumbs the tongue and the whisky tastes different.
And that is the secret of the cigar malt from Dalmore, it works only with cigars. :lol:
And it is heavily cloured with E150. So you are right it screems marketing. But sometimes it works.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:12 pm

Admiral wrote:............. but like so many bottlings of this nature, it is no longer being bottled to the same quality it was when it first launched.

(Other examples of this are Bowmore Darkest, Glenfiddich Havana Reserve, and the Glenmorangie Wood Finish range).

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Just like a new frozen pizza on the market .... loads of toppings at first then a couple of months down the line you only have half :lol:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:29 am

...And what's a good cigar malt without anchovies?
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:13 pm

.... exactly ....




by the way Mr T-H have you possessed our Christian by some new transatlantic mind probing method .... just noticed your sig.... ??????
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:11 pm

Hey, I know wise words when I read them.
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