Dalmore Valour 1L 40°
Dalmore Valour is a special edition of the distillery's Single Malt, and offered in a one liter bottle.
This rich expression is typical of the Highlands whiskies and hallmark of the Dalmore style. Dalmore valour has aged in ex-bourbon American oak barrels and transferred in 30 year-old Oloroso Matusalem Sherry casks, to be finished in ex-Port wine barrels from the Douro region in Portugal.
|Maturation||Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry & Port|
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.