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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.
Matured for ten to fifteen years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and thirty year old Matusalem Oloroso sherry casks from Gonzalez Byass, The Dalmore "Cigar Malt Reserve" is an aromatic, full-bodied expression meant to be paired with a fine cigar. The nose opens with inviting aromas of fig, cocoa, orange and raisin, followed by rich sherry notes and a gentle smokiness. The palate is big, bold and rich, offering robust flavors of dark chocolate, raisin, citrus peel, tropical fruit, vanilla, Oloroso sherry and spice. Notes of ginger, licorice, oak and charcoal emerge on the long, balanced finish.
Product of Scotland
Alcohol by Volume: 44%