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The Dalmore 25 Year Old

21st October 2013
The Dalmore extends its core range with the addition of The Dalmore 25 Year Old.

The Dalmore distillery has announced a new addition to its core range of whisky with the launch of The Dalmore 25 Year Old.

The Dalmore 25 year old will join the 12, 15, 18, Cigar Malt Reserve and King Alexander III as a permanent addition to the collection.

Crafted by Master Distiller Richard Paterson, I am told that The Dalmore 25 combines festive aromas of exotic fruits, marzipan, vanilla pods and fig cake.

As with all of The Dalmore’s whiskies, much of The Dalmore 25’s unique character and quality comes from the wood selected to mature the whisky.

This 25 year old has been matured initially in American white oak casks before being divided into hand-sourced 25 year old sweet Palomino Fino sherry butts and 1980 first-fill bourbon casks. These exceptional whiskies are then expertly married together in bourbon barrels before finally being transferred into Tawny Port pipes from Portugal, giving additional layers of complexity and richness.

Only 3,000 bottles of The Dalmore 25 year old single malt will be produced annually with an RRP of £600. Bottled at 42% ABV it will be available from specially selected whisky retailers worldwide from 25 October and available in North America from early 2014.

Dalmore Master Distiller Richard Paterson said, "The Dalmore 25 is matured in casks that have previously housed a very special grape which creates a sweeter style of sherry. As a result, the cask has gifted a wonderful a palate of orange peel, chocolate truffles and spiced gingerbread.

"The Dalmore 25 is a truly spectacular addition to The Dalmore Principal Collection, and a must have for fans of the distillery."

A recent winner of a Gold medal at the 2013 International Spirits Challenge (ISC) awards The Dalmore 25  will be officially unveiled at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

The Dalmore 25 Year Old Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Exotic fruits, marzipan, vanilla pods, treacle toffee, fig cake and sweet balsamic.

Taste: Orange peel, chocolate truffles, liquorice, sweet damsons and sherry soaked raisins.

Finish: Demerara sugar, maple syrup, bitter chocolate and spiced gingerbread.

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