Dalmore 21 Year Old
This recently announced The Dalmore 21 is initially matured in American white oak and finessed in hand-selected first-fill Matusalem oloroso sherry butts from the Gonzalez Byass bodega in Jerez de la Frontera.
There's something about Dalmore when it's in ex-bourbon before the sherry finessing is seriously lovely stuff and when it comes to sherry notes I really do prefer it light and gentle.
This is lovely, there's a lot more of the influence from the ex-bourbon/American oak than I expected in here, it's the most fresh vanilla based official bottling that I've had, really interesting gentle sherry notes, this is lovely, really lovely, oh how i wish my wallet would stretch to a bottle of this.
Thanks to The Dalmore for the official sample
There's lots of lovely gentle chocolate orange notes here, like orange matchmakers in vanilla ice cream, some gentle oak floats through the sherry notes also, chocolate powder covered cappuccino, new leather, hints of beeswax and citrus fruit peel.
Sweet and lots of the ex-bourbon influence comes through here, there's fresh vanilla, it's light and gentle, light syrup, macchiato coffee with leather and orange matchmakers, some oak sap and bitter dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate and hints of spiced oranges
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