The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Whisky is created using a variety of stills varying in size and shape. It is with these stills that the distillery has been creating its award-winning whisky for over 150 years.
Nestled on the banks of the Cromarty Firth near Inverness, The Dalmore distillery is exposed to the bracing elements of the North Sea. Established by Alexander Matheson in 1839, The Dalmore remained under Matheson’s command for 28 years.
When Andrew and Charles Mackenzie took over, they brought with them a legacy of the Clan Mackenzie and the 12-pointed stag that has appeared on The Dalmore bottles ever since. The stag is a Royal seal granted to their ancestor Colin of Kintail as a gesture of thanks by King Alexander III for saving his life against a charging stag while out on a hunt.
Their maturation process is unique, many using two or more wooden casks over time; American white oak ex-bourbon and aged sherry casks are the primaries. Master Distiller Richard Paterson hand-picks every sherry cask for its exceptional character.
At Drinks21 we’ve selected five of the best the distillery has to offer:
Discontinued in 2009, this NAS is one for the collection sitting somewhere between 12 and 15 year old.
A rich, fruity and spicy flavour profile perfect for the colder months. It is aged 14 years in American oak before being transferred to sherry butts for a further 4 years.
Matured in an impressive 6 different casks (madeira, sherry, marsala, Kentucky bourbon and port), this truly is a whisky fit for a king.
This delicate and approachable vintage is initially matured for 12 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks.
Deep and golden, this whisky has scents of orange marmalade and aromatic spices and hints of vanilla. The classic The Dalmore bottling.
Find out more about the distillery here.
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