port
spicy
sherry
dark chocolate
fruit
oak
burnt caramel
black pepper
malty
Spiral Dalmore King Alexander III

Dalmore

King Alexander III

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Copper gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Malt, Vanilla, Berry fruits

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Spice, Toffee, Citrus

Finish
Creamy and vibrant
Price:
$279.99
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.

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

Dalmore

King Alexander III

(0.75l, 40%)


8.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Dalmore King Alexander III
Jim
Very bold caramel-like flavor ! Smooth finish. Now its my favorite drink !
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
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.
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.
Benjamin
Don't know much about Dalmore, but this was surprisingly pleasant. My rating might not be generous enough.
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