dark chocolate
burnt caramel
black pepper
Spiral Dalmore King Alexander III
King Alexander III
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Colour
Copper gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Malt, Vanilla, Berry fruits

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Spice, Toffee, Citrus

Creamy and vibrant
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 French Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques, sherry butts from Jerez de la Frontera, Marsala barrels from Sicily, port pipes from the Douro and sweet bourbon barrels from Kentucky.

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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    Single Malt Whisky
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King Alexander III

(0.75l, 40%)

Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Dalmore King Alexander III
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.
Very bold caramel-like flavor ! Smooth finish. Now its my favorite drink !
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.
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.
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.
Don't know much about Dalmore, but this was surprisingly pleasant. My rating might not be generous enough.
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