Dalmore Vintage 1998 70cl 44°
Dalmore Vintage 1998 comes from the trilogy of the Dalmore vintage collection refined in Porto casks with the 1996 and 2001. They mark the special link between the distillery The Dalmore and the cellar master of the house W & J Graham's based in the Douro region of Portugal.
Richard Paterson, master distiller of The Dalmore had the chance to access these exceptional barrels that have contained a Port of great wealth for more than 30 years.
This Single Malt vintage 1998 has benefited from this maturation to develop notes marked by marmalade, honey bananas, molasses and grapes. It's a very beautiful expression.
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Established in 1839 by Alexander Matheson, this Northern Highlands distillery owns a very old still which neck is cooled by a water stream, which clears the distillate from its heaviest elements.
This might explain its ability to age for a long period (more than 50 years), even if a bottle of that age is extremely rare and pricey. The Dalmore is one of the rare distilleries that used to be managed by a woman, between 1860 and 1866. When the Mackenzie family bought the distillery in 1866, she brought with her the symbol of the clan – a stag head with twelve horns – meaning “royal”, labeled on each bottle released by the distillery. In 1960, the distillery merged with the Whyte & Mackay company, founded by Mackenzie relatives.