Dalmore Vintage 2001 70cl 40°
Completing the Dalmore trilogy of vintages aged in Port casks with the 1996 and 1998, this Vintage 2001 has enjoyed a 15-year maturation. Like the two other vintages that make up this collection, it has been refined in Port cask, illustrating the special relationship between the distillery The Dalmore and the cellar master of the W & J Graham's house based in the Douro region of Portugal.
Dalmore Vintage 2001 is marked by pastry notes, caramelized peaches, hot bread, Turkish pastries, figs and coffee notes. It has aged in American white oak barrels before being refined in Porto casks.
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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.