To make Dalmore King Alexander III, Master Distiller Richard Paterson selected a range of differently aged malts matured in a mixure of French wine casks, Madeira drums, sherry butts, Marsala barrels, port pipes and bourbon barrels from Kentucky. A remarkable feat of blending.
Nose: Chewy, rich, developed chocolate toffee, very fruit and spice forward with vanilla, fresh fig and toasted oak.
Palate: Compelling, honey, orangey, sweet and even savoury with biting hot berry notes. Some tannin and mustiness as well as herbs and spice dominate the second half of the palate.
Finish: Long, warm and developing malty chocolate and mince pie, earthy, musty and fresh.
Who likes this dram: Wood lovers, fruit fans, fans of peat and sherry, serious lovers of malt and whiskey.
Nose: Sweet and spicy fruit, juicy and rich with sweet pastry chocolate, sweet cola, roasted almonds and hints of tropical fruits, flowers and fruits.
Palate: Biting and bold replacing bitterness but also more complex and layered with sweet notes of toffee, honey, lemon curd and cream, sweet red grapefruits, barrel wood and spices and a kind of ripe, rich malty richness of chestnuts and Almond dacquoise in a warm, sweet, peppered pudding.
Finish: Long and warming with the same nutty, bitter-sweet, malty sweetness that started on the palate.
Who likes this dram: Malt, chocolate, fruit and spice lovers, like it on the dry side.
What it means: Being finally able to try Dalmore King Alexander III was a long time coming but it was well worth the wait. It is a sublime dram that elevates and adds layers, complexity of character and layers of flavour to anything it touches.
It is very great in taste, feels awesome feelings, It’s very good. I recommend it.really enjoyed this whisky, awesome taste, rich and full. gave me really good feelings in the taste notes and also the smell.
Really good whisky for the money! Liked it from all sides, great! Who likes this dram: Fans of citrus and peat, like it young.
Yes, I’m leaving this review. I’ve been waiting for the chance to try this bottle for a while, and finally I got it. Yes, I’m here to give you all the advice you need. Purchase this bottle If you like: wood sweet, peat smokey, green grass, honey, apple and strawberry.
This was a fantastic dram. I really enjoyed it. Very smooth and a wonderful taste with all the complexity and flavours of a great whisky.
I always wanted to try this and finally was able to. Review – I did enjoy it a lot, very rich and warm and a great dram. I will buy again.
A-The nose is inviting.
B-The mouth feel matches. A little acidic, but pleasant.
C-The finish is satisfactory. Drinking this whisky may become tiring after a while, but it is just fine all the same.
D-The finish is acceptable. Not quite your favorite, but really well done.
This was the first whiskey that my wife and I ever bought. She didn’t like it but tried it for a second time. Days later I was on an airplane with a bottle of it and a good friend of mine said, “Try it again.” At that time, I thought it was a great whisky. Not sure why it went downhill. I would get it again. Just my opinion.
I have been looking forward to trying this for a while. I had some fantastic whiskies in Scotland to compare it to, but it is definitely a quality whisky. I wouldn’t touch it on its own at 124.95 a bottle though, as it seems overpriced. However, I could see it really shining in this islay tagged blend.
I got to try one of these one night at the Davio’s restaurant in London. It was one of the smoothest whiskies I have ever tasted. I’ve only had a few others like this. It was sweet and mellow. I certainly look forward to having one of these every so often.
She was gorgeous. Similar to the inn this is the perfect summer sipper. Lovely florals. Delicate dried fruit over towards the middle with the tiniest drop of sherry. The finish is this huge oaky bourbon barrel. Plenty of heat, lots of fun.