Dalmore King Alexander III 70cl 40°
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.
|Net Weight||0.7 kg|
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.