Dalmore Cigar Malt was first discontinued in mid-2009. The whiskies used for the reworked version were actually slightly older, but naturally, still, pair perfectly with a cigar.
Appearance: Similar colour to the first two, that autumn leaf orange. Quite deceiving, at first it appears not to leave any trace on the glass, after a few seconds it becomes evident that there is an oily film and short thick legs start to form.
Nose: Quite earthy/forest floor/tree bark. Slight whiff of sulphur, strawberries, new-make berry, baking sponge cake and dark fruit compote. I like this nose, a lot. Coffee ice cream now.
Palate: On the palate, there’s a lovely oily texture. That slight sulphur is more evident and a spice tingle. Some vanilla (custard) and chilli too.
Toffee popcorn and semolina pudding.
Finish: Sweet chilli sauce, white pepper, BBQ smoke and strawberry jam.
Overall: I really like this, love the earthy flavours and the butteriness on the palate. If the sulphur element was dialled back a smidge it would be a corker!