The Dalmore's heritage dates back to 1263, when an ancestor of the Clan Mackenzie, owners of The Dalmore distillery for over a century, bravely saved King Alexander III of Scotland from the fury of a charging stag. In recognition of this noble act the grateful King granted the Clan Mackenzie the right to use a Royal 12-point stag in their coat of arms. This striking icon has adorned each bottle of The Dalmore, symbolising The Dalmore distillery's regal legacy. The Dalmore is crafted using a 150 year old artisan process passed down through the generations. Eight hand beaten copper stills of variable shape and size deliver a full flavoured and complex new spirit, which is enriched over the years in the finest American white oak ex-bourbon casks and hand selected oloroso sherry butts. Matured initially in American white oak, this rare whisky is then carefully divided into hand-sourced 25 year old sweet Palomino Fino sherry butts and 1980 first fill bourbon barrels before being transferred, for the final time into Tawny port pipes from Portugal, for an outstanding triple wood finish.
Nose - Exotic fruit, marzipan, vanilla pods, treacle toffee, fig cake and sweet balsamic.
Palate - Orange peel, chocolate truffles, liquorice, sweet damsons and sherry soaked raisins. Finish - Demerara sugar, maple syrup, bitter chocolate and spiced gingerbread.