Dalmore Vintage 1996 70cl 45°
Dalmore Vintage 1996 is an expression of the series of vintages from The Dalmore refined in Porto casks with the 1998 and 2001. This Single Malt illustrates the special relationship that the distillery and cellar master of the W & J Graham's house based in the Douro region of Portugal have developed for many years.
This 1996 version has aged in American white oak barrels before being refined into vintage Colheita Porto Tawny barrels. Marked by gingerbread, plums and passion fruit, Dalmore Vintage 1996 is the perfect match between the character of The Dalmore whisky and the influence of Porto casks that bring sweetness and complexity.
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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.