Review #1395 – Dalmore 11yr SMWS 13.75 “Briny Dancer”

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Dalmore, bottled by SMWS after 11 years of aging in an ex-bourbon barrel. This bottling, “Briny Dancer” is bottled at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1395 | Scotch Review #483

Distiller: Dalmore

Bottler: SMWS

Brand: SMWS

Selection: N/A

ABV: 59.1% ABV

Age: 11 Years

Nose: Graham cracker, waffles, fresh baked cake, vanilla bean, toffee and sweet almond.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, a bit hot. Amaretto, fresh baked bread, toffee and apple. Heat grows over time. Some pepper.

Finish: Long, hot, lots of apple and vanilla.

Overall: Really great nose, ok palate and ok finish. It’s super interesting just how different IB Dalmore is from OB Dalmore. Unfortunately, this one isn’t a winner, either. I bet some better aging would have smoothed this sucker out.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

3 Most Recent Dalmore Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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