The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve benefits from a judicious selection of aged stocks drawn from casks of three types: American white oak ex-bourbon casks, 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts and premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques.
Bottled at 44% alcohol by volume, the body, structure and character of this extraordinary expression is the perfect complement to a fine cigar.
Dried cherries, orange honey and Grand Marnier
A beautiful and healthy mix of sherry, orange zest, cherries, raspberries and tropical fruits. Honeycomb sweetness rounds out the fruit flavors.
Raisins, fruit preserves, sherry and oak
The first thing that you notice is the immediate taste sensation at the back of your mouth. From there a very smooth aftertaste.
NAS but real nice
This in the glass looks and feels finished. The nose confirms this as there resides something metallic on it. Nose: malts, old shoe shop, cardamon, not the usual Chinese spice or all spice. Heavy toffee/hard candy notes also in the rear and the something metallic, not necessarily in a bad way but its there. Taste, delightful stuff. chocolate, toffes, there is a vegetable note - peas, green beans something like. Water needs to be applied in mirco managed amounts, but this malt definitely needs at minimum a drop of water. Finished. very nice, finishes quick, which harkens back to the metallic note references in the beginning of this review. Nas, but nice stuff none the less. The quick finish could be off putting to some but hey that's whiskey. Whisky Vicky sez 84 (a very solid score indeed).
Pretty Awesome with a cigar
noses initially like a burbon, but tehn you get some grand marnier. But when you taste it - amn oh man, very smooth, some toffy, and a hint of vanilla - hey I am not a master distiller, just what I taste! Goesextremely well with a Camacho Triple Maduro or evgen something heavier...