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Dalmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky


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Northern Highlands
1839
River Alness
Whyte & Mackay Ltd
Operational
Yes
+44 (0)1349 882362
(Call for visiting hours)
Dalmore Whisky Distillery
Dalmore distillery was established in 1839 by Alexander Matheson. The distillery sits on the shores of the Cromarty Firth and is positioned opposite the Black Isle. The name is half Gaelic and half ancient Norse and means "the big meadowland".
 
 In 1886 the distillery was bought by the Mackenzie family and the "twelve pointer stag" which adorns each and every bottle of Dalmore to this day was introduced from the Mackenzies clan crest.
 
 During the first World War, all the maturing whisky was removed to three other distilleries in the area and Dalmore’s warehouses were requisitioned by the navy as a mine making factory. The distillery was handed back in 1920 and the whisky was returned, amazingly with not one single cask missing.
 
 In 1956 a Saladin box was installed for malting of the barley. This operated until 1981, when malting production ceased. The Mackenzies retained ownership until 1960 when it was bought by the Glasgow based Whyte & Mackay Group.

Dalmore Whisky
The Dalmore is a satisfying whisky, with a full flavour and body. Its long, lingering, generous aftertaste makes it a classic Highland malt. Each Dalmore malt has its own unique character.
 
Pure, clean water taken from the local River Alness is used to create The Dalmore in the time-honoured way, and the small band of stillmen who run the distillery, originate from a handful of local families, who work together in creating the finest of Scotch Malt Whiskies. This experience, craft and pride in their work, ensures that Dalmore's unique character and quality never falters - it remains the classic Highland malt.

The Worlds Most Expensive Whisky
Dalmore is now the worlds most expensive Whisky. In May 2005 in a hotel in England, a businessman paid £32000 for a rare Dalmore 62 Year Old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky. After purchasing the rare bottle of Dalmore he then consumed it with some friends, he even gave the lucky bar manager a glass. This is the most expensive we have heard of to date, if you know of any more expensive please let us know.
 

Dalmore Tasting Notes


Dalmore 12 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Rich, deep, golden mahogany.
Nose: Intense and firm. Well structured with silky smooth malty tones - a hint of Oloroso sherry lingers in the background. It shows great finesse, extolling fragrances of orange, marmalade and spiced notes.
Taste: Good attack on the mouth, more elegance than muscle. The aged Oloroso butts smooth its rich, fleshy body with great harmony. Almost a concentrated citric mouth-feel captivates and tantalises the middle part of your tongue.
Finish: An aftertaste of great abundance rewards the palate. A Highland malt of great distinction.

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Dalmore Bottlings


Dalmore offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • Dalmore 12 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 21 Year Old Single Malt Sherrywood Cask.
  • 30 Year Old Single Malt.
  • Dalmore Cigar Malt Heavily Sherried.
  • Dalmore 1973 30 Year Old Gonzalez Byass Sherry Finish.
  • Dalmore 50 Year Old Dark Sherry Crystal Decanter Very Very Rare Malt Single Malt Whisky Available From The Whisky Exchange
  • Dalmore 50 Year Old Cask Strength Black Ceramic Bottled 1980's.

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