91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Established in 1839, The Dalmore Distillery is located on the northern shores of the Firth of Cromarty, deep in the Scottish Highlands. For almost a century the distillery was owned by the Clan Mackenzie whose influence is still evident to this day - the iconic royal stag's antlers, taken from the Mackenzie family crest, adorn every bottle of The Dalmore.
The Dalmore 18 Year Old was matured in American white oak for fourteen years, transferred to Matusalem Spanish sherry butts for three years, then married for another twelve months in upstanding sherry butts. A complex nose of lemongrass, pine, almond, toffee and cinnamon leads to a rich, full-bodied palate with layered notes of citrus fruit, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and spice. Elegant hints of jasmine and violets complement flavors of marzipan and caramel on the lingering finish.
"Sherry finishing is particularly evident in the amber color and pretty dried fruit aromas. Give this Highland single malt a few minutes to open up, then enjoy the lively burnt orange peel, toffee and clove flavors." - Wine Enthusiast
Product of Scotland
Alcohol by Volume: 43%