Mackillop’s Choice Dalmore Tasting Notes

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Dalmore, Scotch Whisky A-G

Mackillops Choice Dalmore 1989 (25 year old?) 51.2%

Bourbon Cask 7631/ Tasted: May 2014

The nose is over brimming with fragrant barley, luscious herbal honey and perfumed white fruit. Some beautifully fresh citrus emerges along with hints of straw, minerals and fragrant vanilla oak.

A soft, barley led beginning with some fresh American oak. Fleshy apricot follows along with hints of sweet coconut, toffee, lightly oxidised, nutty fruit, malt and herbs. The finish is wonderfully fresh with a lingering sugar dusted toasted coconut note.

Mackillop’s Choice Dalmore 1990 (26 year old) 54.6%

Bourbon Cask 252/ Dist: Jan 1990 Btl: Sept 2017/ Tasted: Nov 2017

Aromas of earthy, straw-like white fruit, barley and hints of coffee, baked fruit and mature American oak. Slightly buttery with time and some subtle Cognac-esque apple and cinnamon appear along with a touch of coriander powder.

The palate is luscious and coffee’d with honey, straw-like barley, Cognac-esque apple and hints of pepper, clove, cinnamon and wonderfully mature oak. The oak and baked fruit character carries through onto the mid palate and the finish is exceptionally long with malt, fruit and spice. A lovely, mouth-filling malt!

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