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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
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
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 &
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
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.
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
12 Year Old Single Malt.
Rich, deep, golden mahogany.
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
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.
An aftertaste of great abundance rewards
the palate. A Highland malt of great
Tasting Whisky Suggestions
Where To Buy Dalmore Whisky Online
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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
- Dalmore 50 Year Old Cask Strength Black Ceramic Bottled 1980's.
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