As mentioned in our Dalmore 12 review, the reddit community does not like Dalmore much. There are some good points: they’re a bit watery (and a bit pricey). But the broader market likes Dalmore; some because of the shiny …
After we wrote our Dalmore review, I realized that I had never tried a cask strength Dalmore (SMWS distillery code 13).
The /r/scotch community kind of has a thing going against Dalmore. I agree with a lot of the qualms. For one, it's relatively pricey. The biggest gripe seems to be because it is typically bottled at 40% and chill filtered, which reduces a lot of the strength that whisky aficionados enjoy. "Watery palate" is a good descriptor.
Dalmore King Alexander 3 is aged in 6 different types of barrels (this is getting a little silly), including bourbon, Marsala, Madeira, Cab, oloroso and Port
Not representative of how good SMWS can be.