Dalmore Port Wood Reserve 70cl 46.5°
The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve Single Malt is the result of a special selection of the distillery's cellars.
Aged initially in American oak barrels that had previously contained Bourbon, the Dalmore whisky then enjoyed a maturation of equal parts, half in American white oak barrels and the other half in Tawny Port casks from vineyard of W & J Graham in Portugal.
The whole was then married with balance to harmonise the flavours before bottling at 46.5°.
The result is a whisky that proudly displays the character and complexity of the signature The Dalmore with rich notes brought by the Porto.
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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.