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%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • chocolate
  • spicy
  • citrus
  • orange
  • vanilla
  • coffee
  • dried fruit
  • oak
  • nutty

The Dalmore

12 Year Old (0.75l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $63.99

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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%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary 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
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The twleve-pointed stag is called the "royal stag" called "the caberfeidh." Colin Kintail of the Clan Mackenzie, saved the life of King Alexander II of Scotland in 1263, when he was charged by a stag. The grateful king awarded him lands, and the right to use the royal stag logo in the Mackenzie family crest.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The twleve-pointed stag is called the "royal stag" called "the caberfeidh." Colin Kintail of the Clan Mackenzie, saved the life of King Alexander II of Scotland in 1263, when he was charged by a stag. The grateful king awarded him lands, and the right to use the royal stag logo in the Mackenzie family crest.
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