In 1263 the ancestor of Clan Mackenzie saved King Alexander III from being gored by a stag with a single arrow. The grateful king granted him the right to bear a stag’s head in his coat of arms, with the moto “Help the King” (Cuidich ‘n Righ, the the Gaelic language). The Dalmore distillery was long owned by the Mackenzie family, and every bottle of the Dalmore is adorned with this noble emblem: a stag’s head, with twelve points to its antler, signifying a ‘Royal’.
A reminder of our heroic past and an inspiration for all who taste our highland single malt.
Good attack on the palate, elegant and refined, the aged matusalem, apostoles & amoroso oloroso sherry butts deliver a rich and aromatic heartful of dried spices-cloves, cinnamon and ginger. A concentrated citrus mouth-feel tantalises the middle part of our tongue with Seville orange, lemon and lime. The aftertaste of great abundance rewards the palate, truly a highland malt of great distinction.
Matured 100% sherry casks – matusalem, apostoles and amoroso.
Time, different cask types, varying sizes, and warehouse conditions can all influence the maturity of a single malt. For this Dalmore, 13 years in American Bourbon Casks and then a year split between Matusalem, Apostoles and Amoroso sherry butts from Jerez de la Frontera have been elemental. And to achieve this extra layer of complexity, we marry these liquids together in an upstanding sherry butt for one final year. The redolence of these vessels delivers the perfect balance between spirit, wood and maturity.
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*Info taken from bottle