Dalmore Whisky the latest release from Dalmore, http://brewerri.com/dalmore-whisky/one of Scotland’s most expert and accomplished distilleries, is a stunning 20 Year Old that was released only for the Asian market, specifically China and Taiwan. This is a whisky that typifies what it means to be top-quality scotch – it’s complex, interesting and looks as good on the outside as it tastes on the inside.
The first part of the spirit’s 20 year maturation period is spent inside first fill ex-bourbon barrels, resulting in a light citrusy range of notes that come through on the nose. It was then transferred to Tawny Port Pipes, sourced from the Douro region of Portugal, known for their outstanding quality. This helps to bring an extra level of depth to the dram, with figs, gingerbread, dark chocolate and black cherries coming to the fore. The citrus reappears on the finish in the form of caramelised orange and a little marmalade comes through and lasts until your next sip. It’s an incredibly sophisticated and well composed dram that is perfect for a cold evening in front of the fire with close friends and family.
Dalmore 12 is aged for the first nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, before half is transferred to ex-oloroso sherry casks for the final three years. The result is a whisky with a combination of sweetness and rich, sherried flavours.
This Highland single malt from The Dalmore has been crafted by Master Distiller, Richard Paterson, using some of the distillery’s rarest and most exceptional whiskies. Matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before spending five years in 1961 and 1963 vintage Colheita port pipes, the whisky is then married together and finished in first-fill American white oak ex-bourbon casks. The result is a 45 year old single malt that is smooth and complex with a tremendous finish.The nose has rich molasses and toffee, with treacle cake and blood oranges, almonds and fresh coffee. The palate has a soft liquorice note alongside red berries, hazelnuts and dark chocolate, all dripping in Manuka honey. The finish has Bramley apples and juicy dates lingering.
Dalmore 15 Year Old is a distillery bottling first launched in 2007 and matured in matusalem, apostoles and amoroso sherry casks.
Heavy sherry, full, creamy
Dried fruit, spicy fruitcake, butterscotch.
Apple spice, butterscotch hints of oak