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Dalmore The Trio Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)
Composed from a tantalising trio of Matusalem sherry, Tawny port and bourbon barrels, the three parts are then brought together to harmonise. Scheduled as a duty free exclusive, any future supply remains uncertain. 40% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... Crikey, I had hoped this series was named after jazz bands or something like that, but that's rather the number of different casks the whiskies have been treated with. Ouch! So this time, the 'trio' consisted in first fill Port, first fill bourbon, and first fill sherry. NAS, naturally, but let's be serious, this could work. Colour: gold. Nose: blimey, this works indeed, as Dalmore's trademark oranges are singing loud right from the start. Lovely notes of acacia honey, a few juicy golden sultanas, juicy ripe peaches, a tiny touch of mint, some mirabelles for sure, drops of IPA and custard… It is, indeed, very 'Dalmore' and perfectly fresh. Mouth: we're going down three stairs at least, this is much more on leaves and leather, with a little cardamom, chlorophyll, and really a lot of bitterness. Very bitter ale. We were having high hopes after the nose, but were disappointed. To be honest, this happens with many pedestrian 'entry-level' OBs. Finish: medium grassy, bitter. No marmalade though. Unpleasant leathery aftertaste. Comments: really, the nose was lovely, but as far as trios go, I'm afraid this was more ZZ Top than one of Bill Evans'. No jazz indeed. 78 points. - whiskyfun.com