The latest bottling embodies the art of The Dalmore for which the brand’s esteemed Master Distiller, Richard Paterson, has hand selected a collection of port, Moscatel and Madeira casks to mature this exquisite whisky in, before finally being finessed in first fill bourbon barrels.
Richard Paterson Master Distiller for The Dalmore commented: “The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive 2015 is a stunning whisky. Our artisanal approach to whisky making bestows this bottling with a bold, rich, sweet amber gold colour with aromas of caramelised orange, forest fruits and marzipan, and on the palate macerated plums, almonds and pecans.”
Each expression of The Dalmore is meticulously crafted by Richard with the help of a small and highly skilled team of distillery craftsmen who manage the production process by hand. This approach is essential to The Dalmore as its collection of eight stills of varying shapes and sizes require great attention in order to create the unique, complex character that is distinctive of The Dalmore.
Located on the banks of the Cromarty Firth, the picturesque home of The Dalmore houses a visitor centre where guests are invited to experience the brand and become immersed in the history, bravery and workmanship that go into producing The Dalmore’s award winning whisky.
Only 450 bottles have been made available, each individually numbered. Priced £150 The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive 2015 (48% ABV) is available from The Dalmore Distillery at Alness, Ross-shire, Scotland, IV17 0UT.
Tasting Notes - The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive 2015 (48% ABV)
Colour: Rich amber gold
Aroma: Caramelised orange, forest fruits and marzipan
Palate: Macerated plums, crushed almonds and pecan cake
Finish: Demerara sugar, sun dried raisins and balsamic dressing
Maturation: An assemblage of port, Moscatel and Madeira casks, which was finessed in first fill bourbon barrels.