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Dalmore 18 Years Old 70cl 43°

Distillery : The Dalmore / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 21786

Dalmore 18 Years Old is a flagship of the Dalmore range. This 18 Year-Old version has firstly been aged for 14 years in American white oak casks that contained Bourbon whiskey, then has been transferred into Matusalem Sherry casks for an additional 3 years then 1 year into Sherry to become mellower.

18 Year-Old Dalmore offers then a tasteful, exciting experience for the senses with an impressive, lasting scent of oak, cinnamon and nutmeg. Generous aromas of orange marmelade, dark chocolate, candied citrus, rich coffee and cloves envelop the palate with amazing sweetness.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
Net Weight0.7 kg
ABV43 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryThe Dalmore
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
Age18 years
MaturationBourbon & Matusalem Sherry
PeatNon Peated
PackagingCase
Reference:21786

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: copper.

Nose: warm, pleasant, and charming. A lovely pine sweetness, spicy cinnamon and lemon notes rise from the glass.

Palate: bewitching, as vanilla, Colombian coffee and truffles, mingle with rosemary, driped grape and chocolate. 

Finish: sweet subtle notes of violet and jasmine soften a flavoursome palate. 

Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

98/100 Beverage Testing Institute 2010.

Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010.