Dalmore / Gordon & MacPhail

Dalmore 2001 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail) Review

Dalmore 2001 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail) A Single cask Dalmore that hasn't been near a cask (or 6) of some weird Sherry or wine is exactly what I wanted from the Gordon and MacPhail Dalmore 2001 from their Connoisseurs Choice range, and it certainly delivered.

All Dalmore starts like in ex-Bourbon casks before being finished in Sherry or Wine casks for the distillery bottlings, but this independent bottling has remained in ex-bourbon giving it a softness and maturity way beyond its years.

Vanilla, fruity notes and hints of floral elements work together in this dram to show the distillery exactly how it should be done. If you've not tried a Dalmore thats not been Sherried, you're missing out. Well done Gordon and MacPhail you've pulled another blinder with this one.

One definitely to try, head over to The Whisky Exchange for a bottle

Many thanks to Gordon & MacPhail for the official sample

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Theres a really typical ex bourbon maturation note of sweet fresh vanilla then fruitiness and floral notes, a mix of fresh strawberries, orange peel and carnations and almost a gentle whiff of tomato plant

Palate

soft fruity notes with orange peel and hints of dried banana chips, a touch of cask char and toasted orange peel oil and some light vanilla & victoria sponge

Finish

sweet, cask char, gentle

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Dalmore 2001 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 2001 Vintage
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Dalmore
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 14/10/2016 by Tom



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