Highland sherried goodness from The Dalmore is the perfect way to treat the whisky aficionado in your life this festive season. Which expression will you choose?
About The Dalmore
Dalmore distillery was founded way back in 1839 in the lush Scottish Highlands, and since then they have continued to place the utmost importance on the casks used mature their precious spirit. They are hand-selected by Master Distiller, Richard Paterson – who has been with the distillery for over 50 years – from the prestigious González Byass sherry house in Jerez, Spain. The personal curation of casks, alongside a heritage of expertise through generations, creates a world-renowned single malt whisky.
The Dalmore 12 Year Old has an attractively perfumed nose of sweet malt, thick cut orange marmalade, sherry and a hint of leather. It’s full-bodied, with sweetening sherry in the mouth, along with spice and balance, delicate, citrus notes. The finish is as long as your arm, with spice, ginger, lingering Seville oranges and even a suggestion of vanilla.
The Dalmore 15 Year Old is treated to a three-year finish in three different sherry woods - Amoroso, Apostoles and Matusalem Oloroso. The result is a robust, yet elegant spirit, with chocolate and winter spices on the nose. The palate shines with orange zest and chocolate, before a malty and coffee-flavoured finish.
The Dalmore King Alexander III was crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland's King in 1263. It brings together whiskies matured within ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem Oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques, which result in harmonious flavours of sweet spice, dark chocolate, hazelnut and caramel.
The pinnacle of The Dalmore's Principal Collection, this 21-year-old single malt is only available in limited annual batches. The 2023 release has benefitted from an exquisite three-year finish in rare 30-year-old first-fill Matusalem Sherry casks, resulting in rich flavours of sweet liquorice, forest fruits, roasted walnuts and marzipan.