Dalmore Cigar Malt Scotch Whisky (70cl, 44%)
Dalmore Cigar Malt was discontinued in mid-2009, causing uproar among all right-thinking, cigar-smoking whisky fans. This dram used to sit above the 12, and below the 15 in terms of both the price-point, and the age-profiles of the whisky that went into the blend, but the new version is a little different.
The whiskies that make up the reworked cigar malt are slightly older, which has pushed up the price somewhat.
But it’s a great whisky, whether you drink with its intended purpose in mind or not. And if you do enjoy cigars, you’ll want to know that the stick that provided the flavour benchmark for pairing is the hefty Partagas Serie D No. 4.
The 11 ounce tumbler measures 9cm in height and has an elegant pewter base to both add style and to give the tumbler a satisfying weight when being used. Together with the impactful stag’s head adornment on both sides, that makes this tumbler a firm favourite and an eye-catching piece of giftware.
Sure to be appreciated by those who want their barware to turn heads or simply like a beautiful glass to enjoy their favourite tipple in, the Double Stag Tumbler is provided in a stylish English Pewter Company box.
Nose: Malty. Rich and creamy. Lots of toffee. Mint chocolate. Fresh and lively. Cardamom. Quite complex.
Palate: Round and sweet. Good balance with the nose. The same rich mint chocolate note. A precise oak frame ties up the rich aromatic profile. Liquorice and raisins as well.
Finish: Lingering, fruity, sensuous.
Comments: A complex whisky, which needs time and attention to release its richness.