Dalmore Vintage Highland Single Malt Whisky, 2008
Matured originally in first fill distillery run bourbon barrels then transferred into specially selected Beam bourbon barrels for two years. The result is a softer, gentler floral whisky. Seductive and enticing aromas of lemon grass, Manuka honey, vanilla pod and toffee apple flaunt themselves in an elegant manner before a wave of ripe grapefruit, Cape gooseberries, freshly cut flowers and tangs of Ylang Ylang. The palate features ripe orchard fruits, Turkish Delight, moist lemon drizzle cake with banana bread taking centre stage.
The Dalmore's heritage dates back to 1263, when 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 '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 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 then enriched over the years in the finest American white oak ex-bourbon casks and hand selected oloroso sherry butts. 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.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||46.0%|
|Closure Type||Cork Stopper|