The Dalmore 15 years old
£51.95 (£74.22 per litre)
Matured in American white oak and three styles of sherry wood. Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Tasting Notes. Twelve years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks precede a three year finish in three different sherry woods: Amoroso, Apostles and Matusalem oloroso. A robust, yet elegant spirit. Aroma - Orange marmalade, cinnamon and nutmeg. Palate - Mandarin, vanilla, ginger and crushed apples. Finish - Peppery spice and oak. 1263. The Dalmore's heritage dates back to 1263. It was in this year that an ancestor of the Clan Mackenzie, owners of The Dalmore distillery for over a century, saved King Alexander III 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 12 point stag, representing a 'Royal', in their coat of arms. This striking icon has since adorned each bottle of The Dalmore, symbolising The Dalmore distillery's regal legacy. The Art of The Dalmore. The Dalmore is crafted using a 150 year old artisan process passed down through the generations. Harnessed by the skills of our craftsmen, eight hand beaten copper stills of variable shape and size deliver a full flavoured complex new spirit. This is then tempered and enriched over the years in the finest American white oak ex-bourbon casks and hand selected oloroso sherry butts, sourced from world renowned bodega Gonzalez Byass. Master Distiller Richard Paterson then makes his final selection, harmonising the spirit of the chosen casks in bespoke sherry butts until he decides that the precious contents are ready for bottling.
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