Whiskey Review: Dalmore Cigar Malt
My cask broker keeps telling me that Dalmore sells and I believe him, but ever since I’ve tried the core 12/18 range, I’ve not been a fan of it at all, so I’ve thrown in this sample in another, more exciting, Master of Malt order.
Dalmore Cigar Malt / 44% ABV / £7 30ml sample
It is a NAS single malt discontinued in 2009 and replaced by The Cigar Malt Reserve. I am slightly confused by this sample, because it is supposed to be the original Cigar Malt, but that was 40% and this sample bottle is labeled at 44%.
- Color: e150a
- Nose: sherry, leather sofa, sweat, cherry cough syrup
- Taste: oranges, beer jerky, spiced rum, very hot despite it’s low ABV
- Finish: extremely sweet, long, cloying; vomit
Closest thing for me to this is Grand Marnier, it has nothing about I like in any way. It’s most vile. I wish I hadn’t drank it.
This is the perfect gift for someone you hate and want to never appreciate good whiskey.
Edit: it’s actually given me a headache