An opium smuggler gets a bit carried away and ends up as The Dalmore distillery founder. Guid!
The Dalmore is a distillery in Alness, Scotland, north of Inverness. Its location and flavour qualify it as a Highland malt. Hielan dram.
In 1839, Alexander Matheson invested profits from his illegal opium smuggling business to build The Dalmore Distillery in Scotland’s northern Highlands. There, he produced small batches of single malt Scotch Whisky until 1886, when the facility was sold to the MacKenzie family.
When a MacKenzie saved Scottish King Alexander III from a charging stag, the regent awarded the family with a 12-point stag’s head for its coat of arms that now appears on the label of every bottle the distillery produces. Recently, the MacKenzie motto ‘Luceo non Uro’ or ‘I shine, not burn’ has also been taken up by Dalmore. The Dalmore distillery is owned and operated by Whyte and Mackay.
Dalmore 18 is matured initially for 14 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the Whisky is then transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry wood for a further four years. It is critically important that the distillery is located at sea level. Enveloped by the salt air, the sea-facing traditional dunnage warehouses provide the ideal conditions for maturation.
In 1870 Dalmore became the first malt Whisky ever to be exported. To Australia, to be precise.
I found this bottle in the back of the cabinet. I forgot I had it. Great flavor.
By far, my best single malt ! ! It worth every single dollar.
Enjoyed this one. Pleasant, smooth, easy sipping. Nothing spectacular but would be something I’d buy.
Complex with dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and caramel. In the mouth is warm, mouth filling, spicy with long aftertaste
One of my favorites.
Отличный виски. Перец на мой вкус чуть резковат. Но, в остальном отлично.
The orange adds a lovely flavor. Enjoyable.
Mmmmm. Love the orange zest
Delicious, to be sipped slowly.
One of my favorite Dalmores. Makes you want some spice cake, a cigar, and a fireplace.
Smoky. Medium heat. Chocolate up front. Citrus and walnut finish. Very good.
Best whisky i ever had!Fantastic dram!So good i dident want to swallow.
Very flavorful. One of the best
Gets the job done but there are many better tasting spirits out there for a better price.
Oaky and smoky to start, but sweeter and more chocolate-y as one progresses through the glass. The finish is a little spicy, like a cinnamon coffee. Good, but not miraculous.
In my top 10 but I don't think it's worth as much as the asking price is...
If you can afford it, buy it. It is for those special occasions, when you want to sit back, relax and enjoy the you have done to earn this Single Malt.
Decent flavor. Not my fav.
Tastes more like a rum or a brandy than a scotch. Very sweet and fruity, very smooth. Low on smoke or fire.
An enjoyable drink. I really liked the overall presentation of the beverage- enjoyed it only over ice and as the sipping extended so did the pleasant flavor. Very nice.
Smooth. There is better available for less, but this would make an excellent gift/addition to any spirit enthusiast.
Better than the twelve, but for this money you want this quality. Better than 18's like Chivas, Gold Label and Glenfiddich. But you can buy better for less money. Happy with when I received this one as a present, but wouldn't buy it again for € 90 (Drankdozijn) or € 120 (Gall).
Balanced but stunning aroma and very engaging. Initially the fruit and green stem aromas waft with the alcohol vapors and quickly remind you that it is a brandy. Then it invites a taste. When it washes over the mouth organs, it is floral and hints of anise seeds and twigs, then leaves a slight apple and white peach suggestion before rounding to a medium perfume-esque finish. I would take this lovely treat on a date. Sophisticated and impressive.
For an 18, it's great, but for the money you can have the same experience with Dalmore's 15. Sweet, smooth, and refined.
Excellent flavor. Significant hint of dark chocolate. Enjoyable experience.
Honestly enjoyed the smell more than the taste. A bit too smokey for my taste and definitely had more winery notes than caramel and chocolate. Still very solid and a good choice.
Definitely one of the finest I tasted
One of the best
The initial taste and the finish are so smooth!!!!
One sip and I was hooked
What is there to say? Pure, 100%, 24 karat gold liquified.