This delicate and approachable vintage is initially matured for 12 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks. The character of The Dalmore 15 is achieved by then splitting the whisky equally between three different sherry woods; Amoroso, Apostoles and Matusalem oloroso for a further three years. The spirit is finally married together in an upstanding sherry butt, allowing the flavours to infuse.
Nicely balanced Sherry and Christmas spices on the palate, plus lush malt and a drier, gingery nuttiness. That nuttiness carries through into the long and progressively drying finish, where there is also a final note of vanilla.