Dalmore Vintage 2009 70cl 42.5°
Under the close supervision of distiller Richard Paterson, this precious liquid was first refined in ex-bourbon barrels in American white oak. The result is sweet with notes of vanilla and honey.
The Single Malt was then transferred to different types of Oloroso sherry casks for final maturation. These special wine barrels, specially selected for this whisky, give it a rich flavour and aromas of hazelnuts and spices.
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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.