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The Dalmore 25 begins global roll-out

The Dalmore distillery has launched The Dalmore 25 Year Old into global travel retail and selected domestic market outlets. The Dalmore 25 will join the 12, 15, 18, Cigar Malt Reserve and King Alexander III as a permanent addition to its Principal Collection.

Crafted by Master Distiller Richard Paterson, The Dalmore 25 combines festive aromas of exotic fruits, marzipan, vanilla pods and fig cake. This spirit has been matured initially in American white oak casks before being divided into 25 year old sweet Palomino Fino sherry butts and 1980 first-fill bourbon casks. The whiskies are then married in bourbon barrels before finally being transferred into Tawny Port pipes from Portugal, giving additional layers of complexity and richness.

Paterson says: “The Dalmore 25 is matured in casks that have previously housed a very special grape which creates a sweeter style of sherry. As a result, the cask has gifted a wonderful a palate of orange peel, chocolate truffles and spiced gingerbread.

The Dalmore 25 is a truly spectacular addition to The Dalmore Principal Collection, and a must have for fans of the distillery.”

Only 3,000 bottles of this 42% abv single malt will be produced annually with an RRP of £600. It won a Gold at the 2013 International Spirits Challenge awards and was officially unveiled at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes. The global roll-out of Dalmore 25 commenced on 25 October and the whisky will be available in North America from early 2014.

The brand

Dating back to the days of King Alexander III, The Dalmore gained its 12-point stag emblem in 1263 when one of the Mackenzie clan saved the king from being gored by a stag.

The Dalmore is produced in very limited quantities and due to the distinctive distillation process no two batches will be exactly the same, ensuring that each release of The Dalmore is unique.

The Dalmore distillery houses some of Scotland’s most precious and rare whisky stocks including The Dalmore Trinitas 64 year old and a number of other rare expressions such as Sirius, Selene, Candela and Oculus.


1 November 2013 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor