Tasting The Master of Malt Dalmore 1996 14-year-old Single Cask

Another of MoM’s new single cask bottling at a good price, this time from the Dalmore distillery. A refill Hoggy took care of this dram for 14 years until bottled at CS. IB Dalmores are not bottled very frequently so this is should be interesting.

The Master of Malt , Dalmore 1996 14yo , Single Cask, 55.50%, £45 (Distilled 29th October 1996 , bottled 17th June 2011)


Nose: vanilla and coconut. Quite a bit of alcohol burn. With water getting more wet hay, and a bit woody.
Palate : malty. Some dried fruit and wet oak. Raisins , white pepper.
Finish: dried fruit, honey, toasted oak. And pepper.

Bottom line:

I was hoping for a little more sherry effect on this one.Not that it does not have it, but it’s too restrained IMHO. A good dram, but not great as I had hoped having tasted previous MoM single cask expressions. AS for pricing, it’s very fairly priced. I suggest you try it first (dram sized) then decide for yourselves.

Score: 79/100


Many thanks to the chaps at MoM for this official sample

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