Deep, golden mahogany in colour with orange, marmalade and aromatic spice At the nose.
Elegant and wealthy At the palate with concentrated citrus, Oloroso sherry with hints of sweet vanilla pod.
An aftertaste of great complexity.
The highest spirit to tease the palate before dining.
The exceptional richness of The Dalmore spirit benefits from reasonably longer maturation than is generally practised in Scotland.
So their youngest expression is bottled only after twelve years, fairly than the more usual ten. Their Master Blender, with some four decades of expertise, has found out that the complex spirit from the stills is too wealthy to be tamed by a single style of cask. He favours fusing together the sweet, vanilla wealthy whiskies from ex-bourbon barrels with the aromatic, spicy and dried fruits characters from sherry casks from Spain.
In this, our entry level expression now we have sought balance and richness by selecting malts in a 50:50 recipe – 50% from ex bourbon barrels and 50% from ex-sherry butts.
At the nose, citrus fruits, chocolate and aromatic spices
At the palate, flavours of concentrated citrus, oloroso sherry and hints of vanilla. To complete, roasted coffee and chocolate.
Best possible served with wensleydale cheese, Lindt orange intense chocolate