Provenance: Highlands (Scotland)
Typology: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing barrel: Ex-Sherry Oloroso First Fill
Additional coloring: No
Owner: Dram Mor Group
Average price: €65.00
Official website: drammorgroup.com
Second of the three Christmas bottlings of Dràm Mòr, with a malt from a single barrel of a distillery that you don’t see often from IB, Tullibardine.
I would like to take this opportunity to report the news that this small independent bottler was sued a few months ago for passing off, i.e. for choosing a brand name similar to a pre-existing one, in order to mislead customers at the time of purchase. Only one on two terms coincides on labels, with distinctly different graphics, and the bottlings also target different market segments.
This is a matter for the courts and it’s certainly not for me to decide whether the complaint is well-founded or not. What is certain is that it’s sad to see these brawls between producers, especially when they are so different in size.
If you want to know more, please follow this link.
Grenade in the glass.
A sherried bang assaults the nose, with a flood of figs and mature dates, raisins, nutmeg, candied orange, trifle. Sandalwood in the background. Almost overcharged.
Vinous at the entrance, with a wave of spicy heat, pepper and nutmeg, it glides with good oiliness on the palate dragging along caramelized cane sugar, candied fruits (tropical fruit, orange, apricot), dark chocolate, coffee, pecans. It gets dry in length, with a certain roughness of wood and leather in the background.
Average long and dry finish of coffee, dried fruits, spices, chocolate.
For strongly sherried whisky lovers this is a bit of a Mecca, a concentrate of scents and flavors that will send them into a frenzy. Personally, I prefer more balanced tones, which reveal more the soul of the distillate, but with these premises of youth and barrel charge it was hard to expect something different.
Other bottlings in the blog:
Tullibardine 225 Sauternes Finish
More from Dràm Mòr in the blog:
Dràm Mòr Aberlour 7yo
Dràm Mòr Glen Garioch 8yo
Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9yo Moscatel Finish
Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9yo Spanish Red Wine Finish
Dràm Mòr Linkwood 10yo
Dràm Mòr Tomintoul 15yo