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Dalmore King Alexander III 70cl 40°

Distillery : The Dalmore / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 21167

This sublime version of Dalmore results from a precise combination of whiskies aged in 6 different casks: French wine (Sauternes), Madeira, Sicilian Marsala, Jerez Sherry wine (Oloroso Matusalem), Douro Port wine, Kentucky Bourbon.

Richard Paterson, Cellar Master of the distillery, surpassed himself and managed to create a whisky of unique richness and fascinating complexity with King Alexander III. All the attractive features of each casks may be tasted in a single sip.

275,00 € tax incl.

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Volume0.7 L
Net Weight0.7 kg
ABV40 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryThe Dalmore
PeatNon Peated

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.

Colour: amber with apricot-coloured glow.

Nose: with a first hit on the malt, very appealing and fruity (candied citrus fruits, grapefruit juice, vine peach). Reveals a winey smoothness like a pastry or dessert wine (brioche and cream), with refreshing orange peels. 

Palate: full-bodied, rich, powerfully fruity, with orange peels swirling over dried fruits (nuts, roasted cashew nuts). A subtle, refined bitterness slowly flows over the mouth. The malt marks a noticed return with red fruits (blackcurrant) and blue grapes.

Finish: biscuity, slightly salty, with a spark of pepper, lingering over slightly astringent herbal notes and delicate gentian.

Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009.