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The Dalmore 18-Year-Old Whisky (Whisky Review)

Updated: Jun 15, 2023

dalmore 18 year old whisky

Time for another dram!

I was lucky enough to receive this wonderful whisky as a gift, out of the blue, as I was just finishing a bottle of the Lagavulin 16. That was definitely good timing and it was exactly what I needed as a change from the abovementioned whisky and its peatiness. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the Lagavulin, I'm just a bigger fan of the less peated (smokey) drams.

A bit about

Aged in American white oak ex-bourbon casks then transferred to Matusalem Oloroso sherry casks, The Dalmore 18-Year-old whisky is rich and fruity and in my opinion, very well deserving of all the Gold and Silver awards it has received at International Wine & Spirit competitions throughout the years.

The Dalmore Distillery, located north of Inverness is on my list of places I want to travel to next year in the hope that I will find out more about their history and craft, straight from the source.

A Highland single-malt, the Dalmore 18-Year-Old, is, in my opinion, a superbly smooth whisky, well worth its price - in the UK you can find it on various websites at around £110.

Time to try it!

It smells of vanilla, orange and a hint of chocolate and you can feel some sherry and raisins on the palate combined with dark chocolate. The rich citrus finish makes it, in my opinion, perfect for a colder season, and I'm not going to lie to you, the combination of orange and chocolate flavours definitely makes me think of Christmas.

I like the product itself and I am definitely a big fan of the presentation. The box fits so well on the shelf that I'm going to struggle when the time comes for it to be replaced.

dalmore 18 year old whisky next to box

This wonderful whisky is on the sweet side, although not as sweet as you might expect given the sherry barrels in which it's matured. It's complex and, with 43% ABV, it's not too strong or overpowering (at least for me).


I think this is a delicious whisky with a good balance of flavours and I would honestly recommend it to any whisky lover so, if you have a chance, please try it.

You might not like it as much as I do or you might think it's the best whisky you've ever had, either way, I'd love to hear about it!

I do wish to remind whoever is reading this that I don't get paid for this short review, I simply enjoy whisky and I enjoy sharing my experience with you.

If you've ever tried the Dalmore 18 year old please let me know in the comments below what you think of it, or, if you find this post useful or entertaining, please click on the little heart below, nothing weird will happen, but it will definitely make my day a bit brighter.

As always, please drink responsibly.

I hope life is treating you well. Take care

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