The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve is exactly the kind of whisky you’d want when having a Cigar. On the nose: vanilla, cinnamon and berries – with a very small amount of oak in the background. On the palate: those flavours of vanilla will be confirmed. However more tropical fruity notes will start to emerge in the form of bananas and pineapple. These flavours will also be accompanied by toffee. The finish: is very smooth – with a moderate alcohol kick and a delightful orangey zest taste.
The verdict: Despite these beautiful flavours, this scotch didn’t really do it for me, it was a little bit flat. However, I’m sure this was because I wasn’t puffing away on a nice Hoyo de Monterrey – Hmmm? As with all single malt scotches – this is best enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe. I’d suggest as the whiskies namesake, to light up one of your favourite cigars.
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve Scotch Whisky can be found online at The Whisky Shop for approximately £66