Douglas McGibbon Dalmore Tasting Notes

Posted: October 22, 2011 in Dalmore, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Dalmore 2001 (10 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0724/ Dist May 2001 Btl: Oct 2011/ Tasted: Oct 2011

A soft, slightly earthy nose with a hint of berry fruits in syrup, crisp barley and a touch of honey. Quite pleasant for a Bourbon casked Dalmore. 

The palate opens with some lovely spicy honey followed by the intense alcohol. When that clears it leaves a fudgy/ toffee’d oak character. A bit on the short side but pleasant nevertheless.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Dalmore 2001 (10 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0767/ Dist May 2001 Btl: Feb 2012/ Tasted: Feb 2012

A feinty and oily nose of syrupy sweet tinned fruit. A bit murky and faintly metallic. The palate is oily and industrial. hard, murky, acerbic, grubby, underdeveloped with a murky spice finish.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Dalmore 2002(?) (11 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0685/ Dist: 2002(?) Btl: June 2013/ Tasted: July 2013

Quite a full nose with lightly grassy white fruits. Slightly oily with a touch of manure and vanilla. 

The palate opens with some sweet barley and light honey. Quite full with vanilla and a touch of soft toffee. Very mineral/ stony finish with the oils lingering.

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Dalmore 2000 (12 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0974/ Dist: June 2000 Btl: Mar 2013/ Tasted: Apr 2013

An earthy and slightly oily nose with hints of cereal and rose petal marc. Quite young with a touch of nascent oak. 

Light and simple on the palate, again displaying a lot of oily, youthful cereal and marc-like notes. Some dried straw and malty, baked fruit comes through on the middle. Long and a little austere on the finish with hints of spice and cream.

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