Dalmore Vintage 2006 70cl 46°
Dalmore develops Vintage versions combining whiskies distilled on the same year.The current version of Dalmore Vintage has been distilled in 2006 and results from a maturation in american Bourbon oak casks and then transferred to first fill Bourbon barrels for an extra maturation of two years. These barrels have been carefully selected by Malt Master Richard Paterson.
The result is a rich, mellow and floral whisky.
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.