WINE & SPIRITS
DALMORE 18 YEAR SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKEY (750 ML)
The first 18 years to be released from the Dalmore stables, its maturation occurs in American oak barrels for fourteen years before spending a further three years in Matusalem Sherry butts and a final twelve month period settling in upstanding Sherry butts. Matured initially for 14 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the whisky is then transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry wood for a further four years. Bottled at 43% alcohol by volume, The Dalmore 18 year old offers a provocative and intense taste experience with an enduring aftertaste of cinnamon and nutmeg. A rich nose, nicely sherried with butterscotch, toasted walnuts, and clove mixed with fruitier notes of candied orange and raisins in rice pudding. Behind that, notes of polished oak, and hints of worn leather and coffee beans. A creamy, robust entry full of burnt toffee, unsweetened chocolate, and honey roasted nuts. Quickly spicy, lots of clove, coarse vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, fresh grated nutmeg, and a little saltiness. A strong, tannic, oak influence gets pretty big, but it works, quite drying with good mouth-watering acidity as well. Nice, lingering combo of wood, clove, and sherried sweetness.