This is the first single malt in The Dalmore Principal Collection to be finessed in Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks.
This luscious offering is first matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels, gaining hallmark notes of soft vanilla, toffee, and honey. A proportion is then transferred to rare casks from Gonzalez Byass, which have previously held sweet Pedro Ximénez sherry and nurtured by Master Whisky Maker and Blender Gregg Glass. After approximately two years, these separate parcels are reunited to create a unique and harmoniously balanced single malt.
The sun-drenched, sweetness of the Pedro Ximénez sherry adds intense layers of figs, dates, and rich maple to The Dalmore’s signature chocolate orange character. The decadent result will charm the most jaded and inexperienced palates alike.
Aroma of warm honey dates, Seville orange zest, rich raisins and allspice. On the palate, figs, dates, toasted hazelnuts, roasted coffee and maple syrup. Finishes with rich dark fruits, licorice, marmalade and depths of cocoa.
The Dalmore Distillery has been producing exceptional single malt whisky since 1839 and for almost a century was owned by the Clan Mackenzie. The clan's defining influence on the distillery is still evident to this day, with the iconic royal stag's antlers - taken from the Mackenzie family crest - adorning each and every bottle of The Dalmore. Their claim to fame lies in the location of the distillery, which is perfectly situated to take advantage of a feast of natural resources in the Scottish Highlands - from the waters of Loch Morie, found high in the hills overlooking the distillery, to the golden barley of the rich coastal soils of the Black Isle. Today, pedigreed Master Distiller Richard Paterson is at the helm, and with his unique distilling philosophies and vast regiment of European wine cask maturation, has surged The Dalmore onto center stage as one of Scotland's premier distilleries.