Review #172. Dalmore 19yr Signatory Vintage

Whiskey Network Review #172 | /r/Scotch Review #71: Signatory 1990: Dalmore 19yr Sherry Cask

Distiller: Dalmore

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 19 Years

Source: Sample

Nose: Plums, grapes and figs. There’s some sweet toffee and a bit of butterscotch candy. Light strawberry jam. There’s some faint wood char and a hair of fudge. Dark chocolate, the real kind. True dark sweets.

Taste: Sweet malty cereal. Plums and strawberry jam. There’s a good deal of sherry funk here too. Reminds me a good deal of the funk from a Signatory Mortlach I had a while back. It’s oily and sweet though, very satisfying sherry overall.

Finish: Medium but entirely gentle. No ethanol but the funk intensifies and some raspberry preserve gets thrown in with all of the other fruit and fudge. A great dessert dram.

Overall: I like Signatory and I think they make generally impressive picks. This guy falls nearer the bottom of my list of Signatory’s in terms of rating but there’s nothing bad to be said. It’s sweet and there’s definitely sherry. It’s fudgey and complex. It’s squarely a cut above an average dram and therefore I give it a 6. With the new scale, this means that Dalmore 19yr Sherry Cask lives happily with other drams like Macallan 12, Scapa 16, Glengoyne 12 and Bruichladdich Waves from my archive. Thanks for reading!

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Rank: 6


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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