Nose: damson and chocolate. Treacle sponge. Dried fruits galore: raisins, prunes. Once it calms there’s again a tobacco note. Leather. A fruity coffee. Heather honey. A little bit of sandalwood, maybe even a touch of coconut.
Palate: classic Dalmore texture with such a big velvety mouthfeel. Dark chocolate. Cognac. Blackberries. Elderberries. Rich, autumnal sugary berries dominate: damsons or plum jam. Molasses. Blood oranges. A little big of sandalwood and ginger towards the finish – which is long and juicy. Dark sherry notes. You wouldn’t necessarily note that this is a slightly higher ABV than the other two, but the texture and the breadth of flavours (although still within that defined Dalmore profile) makes this far more interesting. It’s very nice, very moreish. Definitely a late Autumn whisky and I’d happily drink this all through the season.