The Dalmore 12 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery The Dalmore
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon and Matusalem Oloroso casks
  • Alcohol 40%
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  • chocolate
  • spicy
  • citrus
  • orange
  • vanilla
  • coffee
  • dried fruit
  • oak
  • nutty

The Dalmore

12 Year Old (0.75l, 40%)
Price $59.99

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Character Goatson
Dalmore, ohhh Dalmore....

Alexander Matheson, a trader who made his fortune in illegal opium imports from the Far East, founded the Dalmore Distillery in 1839. It is located on the northern shores of the Firth of Cromarty, deep in the Scottish Highlands. The Dalmore changed owners many times throughout the years, with Clan Mackenzie being in control the longest.

Clan Mackenzie is to thank for Dalmore's signature twelve-progned stag included on all Dalmore bottles. The story of the stag goes back to 1263, when the head of clan Mackenzie heroically saved Scottish King Alexander the Third, with a single arrow to end the Stag's attempt.

All of Dalmore’s Whiskies start in ex-Bourbon barrels. Dalmore 12 ages 9 years in those Bourbon casks. Then, the spirit is divided. Half is re-casked in Bourbon barrels, and the other half—the magical half—ages three more years in Matusalem Oloroso casks. And that Matusalem Oloroso is mystical stuff indeed. It is the Rolls Royce of Oloroso Sherries, having itself quietly rested at least 30-years. 
 
It is these barrels that hold the key. After three decades the barrels are so packed with incredibly dense flavors that they veritably explode into the Whisky during those last three years of maturation.
 
Smartass Corner:
The ex-Bourbon casks used in the making of Dalmore can usually be had for less than $100 each, but the 30-year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Sherry casks cost upwards of $1500 each.
 

 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery The Dalmore
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon and Matusalem Oloroso casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark copper
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma of being served chocolate, aromatic spices and citrus fruits.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Seville oranges, dried fruits and … maybe a hint of vanilla pod.
 
Finish 
Roasted coffee and dark chocolate.
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  • chocolate
  • spicy
  • citrus
  • orange
  • vanilla
  • coffee
  • dried fruit
  • oak
  • nutty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
A single bottle of Dalmor, from the "Trinitas" release, was the first bottle of Scotch Whisky to sell for more than $100,000.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
A single bottle of Dalmor, from the "Trinitas" release, was the first bottle of Scotch Whisky to sell for more than $100,000.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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