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Stories from January, 2015

The Dalmore 15 years old Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Dalmore

Another dram of Maverick’s Whisky Advent Calendar, this time a Dalmore 15 years old. A distillery famous because of their world-renowned Consternation Collections: yet another expensive collection of whiskies.

I have to say that I like the style of the Dalmore distillery but I really dislike their approach to whisky drinkers: making good stuff expensive and watering down the average stuff… #ripoff

Anyway, let’s review it

“Excellent nose and a quite solid sherried whisky but I think it has more water than it should”

89
Dalmore 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The new flagship expression from Dalmore that after fifteen years achieve the perfect balance on the combination of citrus orange, aromatic spices, nuttiness and dried fruits from European oak sherry casks.

But not just any sherry casks, but those that have been used to create some of the worlds most premium fortified wines - Amoroso, Apostoles and Matusalem sherries from Gonzalez - Byass, Spain.

Lovely Dalmore Single Malt whisky. If you like it, you should give a try to some of the Macallan whiskies like this 10 years old Sherry Oak.

This dram has a tawny-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, citrus, tobacco, vanilla, spices, cinnamon, wood, flowers, nuts.

Palate (89): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, nuts, spices, vanilla, wood, cinnamon, cocoa.

Finish (89): longer than average. honey, cocoa, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Dalmore 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky with 89 points over 100.

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It is a quite good whisky but I have the feeling that this was truly fantastic and it was watered down to make the expensive stuff looks better…


Glenfarclas 10 year old Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Glenfarclas

I should have posted all this stuff before Christmas because it was part of the Maverick’s Advent Calendar, but… I just drank the stuff… and wrote the tasting notes… and forget about it. Now that I have completely tasted them all I have to say that it has been a fantastic experience to discover new whiskies and to revisit old classics… like this Glenfarclas 10yo.

“A delicious nose that suffers because of a watered down experience... This stuff bottled at 46% should be glorious!”

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Glenfarclas 10 year
Once upon a time, there was a whisky distillery in the Speyside managed by the same family for generations. And still is, Glenfarclas is one of the last family distilleries out there, in a world of shark-like giant enterprises.

This Glenfarclas 10 years old is a straw-gold , delicately light, sweet and malty dram leaving a long slightly spicy finish. Always impeccably well-made, this is a whisky that always delivers in quality.

If you like the Macallan, this single malt is something you shouldn't miss at all.

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (90): more than average. honey, sherry, spices, citrus, cinnamon, wood, nuts, tobacco, flowers.

Palate (87): light, smooth. honey, citrus, wood, spices, cinnamon, nuts, leather.

Finish (87): no finish. honey, citrus, spices.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Glenfarclas 10 year with 88 points over 100.

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I really love this way of tasting whisky because you are “forced” to taste whiskies that you won’t be tasting on your own… I really prefer to drink a Glenfarclas 25 years old than the 10 years old… so I ended up never revisiting the low part of the range :)

You can still order your own Maverick’s #whiskyadvent calendar at Master of Malt.