The Dalmore 25 year old forms part of The Dalmore Principal Collection and only 3,000 bottles are available globally each year.
During a quarter century of patient aging, this whisky passes through a range of cask types, creating wonderful depth and complexity of flavour. Initially matured in American white oak barrels, the whisky is then transferred for a further aging period in a combination of Palomino Fino sherry butts and first fill bourbon barrels. Each batch is then mixed and rested, or 'married', in bourbon barrels before being transferred into Tawny port casks, known as pipes, from Portugal for a final, delicate finishing period.
Bright amber with burnished copper lights. A reserved nose to start, but complex: tobacco, hard toffee, dry fruitcake. Opens to more tobacco, fruit pastilles and a hint of chocolate. A rich and unctuous texture and a densely sweet taste, drying , with traces of treacle toffee, dark chocolate and tobacco. More fruity with water.