dark chocolate
dried fruit
spicy
bitter
vanilla sweetness
orange peel
pepper
cinnamon
coffee
Spiral Dalmore Cromartie 1996
Dalmore
Cromartie 1996
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Colour
Golden brown
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Dried fruits and orange peel, some hints of brown suger
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Oranges covered in dark syrup, undertones of bitter espresso and melted dark chocolate that are warming and have a leathery note, light cinnamon spice and some pepper
 
Finish
Bitter with a hint of vanilla spice
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The Stag, the King and the Hero.

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. This distillery boasts with producing one of the most expensive Whiskies in the World, and for being the first to ever export Malt Whisky.

This Highland Malt is rich and interesting, with a refined bitterness of dark chocolate and hot coffee. Matured in American white oak casks, it also has a subtle spiciness and a vanilla sweetness that cannot be ignored. The flavours come together to create an excellent dram.

  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Highland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Dalmore
  • Bottler
    Dalmore

Dalmore

Cromartie 1996

(0.7l, 40%)


9/10
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