The Dalmore King Alexander III

The Dalmore King Alexander III

(0.75l, 40%)


8.7/10
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$275.99
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The royal treatment.

Alexander Matheson, a trader who made his fortune in illegal opium imports from the Far East, founded the now prestigious 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 also to thank for Dalmore's signature twelve-pronged stag included on all Dalmore bottles. The story of the stag goes back to 1263, when the head of clan heroically saved Scottish King Alexander the Third, with a single arrow to end the Stag's attempt. The king was so grateful that he granted the Mackenzies the right to use the now famous image of the stag on his family crest.

Master Blender Richard Paterson decided to honour the story afresh with the dram at hand. The Dalmore King Alexander III is a marriage of different ages and different casks. This dram was matured in six different casks:American white oak ex-Bourbon cask, Matusalem Oloroso Sherry casks, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, Port pipes and Cabernet Sauignon wine barriques.

This enchanting melange unfolds a dram unlike any other. Remarkably polished, rich and balanced thanks to the amazing cask wizardry. This dram bears a tremendous amount of personality. Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Take your time, appreciate and embrace it. The celebration of the legend that’s fit for a king.

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berries
citrus
caramel
vanilla
zesty
almonds
cinnamon
nutmeg
ginger
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Copper gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Red berry fruit with hint of passion fruit.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Citrus, zesty, vanilla, caramel and almonds.

Finish
Cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of ginger.
Ratings & Reviews
Dustin
Dustin,
Easily one of the best whisky's you can get on the market. A must try if you are a whisky guy/nerd.
 
Nick
Nick,
A ton of complexity! Great for intermediate or experienced scotch drinker. So much going on in the glass credit to the 6 different casks at play. The nose alone is exceptional. Always find something new when I come back to this dram. Almost perfect. One mark off for price and ABV.
 
Shmuel
Shmuel,
This one was a complete surprise for me. I dont usually enjoy Dalmore i know how could I. This one though right of the bat the nose the palate the after. All amazing, fantastically robust while being packed with flavor. Burns a little hot if you like speyside whiskys but overall a dream. One main con Price is a little high
 
Cliff
Cliff,
Very rich and smooth taste.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Syrup, port, wood, I loved this one when I visited the distillery and my wife got me one when back at home. One of my fave drams!
 
Simon
Simon,
This is very nice, but far too subtle. This is so smooth it's almost watery. Almost no nose, but what is there is quite sublime and complex, just too subtle for my palate. For £190+ I seriously wouldn't bother, there are far better choices out there.
 
Matt
Matt,
This is a 10/10 if there ever was one, price notwithstanding. This is a bottle I will always have in my cabinet because it's pure delight from nose to sip to finish. The naysayers lean on Dalmore's image, marketing, and use of e-150, but that doesn't matter here. This is an excellent scotch that will satisfy any spirit lover no matter the experience. Rich oak barrel tones meet your palate, followed by a veritable explosion of dark fruits, orange, vanilla, and light spice. The finish is long and delicious. If you can afford a bottle of this, treat yourself.
 
Matt
Matt,
Liquid gold. Would convert the harshest non-believer!
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Nose: I noticed light vanilla and honey/caramel notes with the smallest hint of smoke. Palette: Light vanilla underpinnings with hints of citrus, smooth and thin mouth feel. Reminded me of drinking a vanilla-flavored green leaf tea on sunny day. Finish: Very smooth with a honey aftertaste.
 
Mark
Mark,
Nice, sweet, easy drink
 
Mee
Mee,
When you just want to sit and melt problems of the day away, have a glass of Alex the 3rd and relax. Smooth, complex, warm, and very inviting.
 
Yosef
Yosef,
If you love sherry you will love this sweet as candy serried up the wazoo awesome bottle
 
Duane
Duane,
The Friendliest Scotch I know. And like all good friends King Alex has a great story to tell. You will want to hear it for yourself. Smooth, medium body, with a complex flavor spiral. This one is reserved for private conversation.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Expensive, worth every penny!! Right up there with the best whiskies in my opinion
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
Delicious and more complex than the 12 which is a favorite of mine. You can taste the different elements that go in this one. Easy to drink neat. Like Christmas in a glass. Worth trying a glass if your bar serves it!
 
Andreous
Andreous,
This was a gift from my wife and I have not opened it yet. I can't wait to try it.
 
James
James,
really nice Scotch. No peat
 
James
James,
very smooth, not smoky.
 
Jon
Jon,
I appreciate what they did with this there are a multitude of flavours but water i find is a must with this one.
 
Francis
Francis,
I love the complexity from all the different finishing barrels.
 
Corey
Corey,
Love this Scotch! Extremely smooth with the perfect blend of spices and fruits!
 
Will
Will,
Oh My!! The is straight from the Gods!! Like drinking spiced velvet and Carmel!!
 
Kris
Kris,
Very deep and rich and one of the few bottles worth the price tag even as a no age statement
 
Klemen
Klemen,
One of the best single malts I've ever tasted. Note that you can get 3 Lagavulin 16's for the price of this one and get thrice as drunk, if you're into that kind of stuff.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
nose: orange, lots of vanilla (extract), tropical fruits - primarily mango, artificial passionfruit, cereal and barley palate: white pepper, creamy, fruity, good mouthfeel finish: medium finish, peppery but not spicy, creamy, orange liquer, a little oak overall: sweet, delicious with good flavor but the peppery flavor holds it back a little. wouldnt pay the price of 150 for a bottle but it is well balanced and flavorful for 40%.
 
Keith
Keith,
I like it.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Great, still looking for my favorite.
 
Greg
Greg,
One of my new favorites. Perfect with a cigar. The start is extremely smooth - almost buttery, then a spicy-fruit middle, with a chocolate- caramel finish.
 
Brian
Brian,
I really enjoyed this one, but not as much as my wife did. I picked up a bottle in NYC, and it was the high point of the already fantastic trip. This is absolutely her favorite single malt in the world. The top of my chart is the Glenmorangie Signet. While the Signet has an emphasis on strengthened tertiary flavors, King Alexander III clearly had more focus in cask juggling. They bring out fantastic combinations of wood flavors that you won't get from most single malts and still carries the Dalmore flavor. If you're hesitant to try this one because of the price tag, pick up the lower age range and decide whether you like the Dalmore flavor, then if it suits your fancy, get bold and step up for this kingly Scotch.
 
Jim
Jim,
Very bold caramel-like flavor ! Smooth finish. Now its my favorite drink !
 
Chris
Chris,
Extremely complicated. Non age statement, but with flavor you could expect from a 20+ year. Problem with it is that the flavor goes away quickly, making you have to drink more.
 
Shana
Shana,
Liked, but not loved. Not nuanced enough for me and a bit too peat- heavy/forward than I like. Nose is a tad too one-note. Like the semi-bright yet smoke finish.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Don't know much about Dalmore, but this was surprisingly pleasant. My rating might not be generous enough.
 
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