The Dalmore’s heritage dates back to 1263 when Colin of Kintail, Chief of the Clan Mackenzie, saved King Alexander III from the fury of a charging stag. In recognition of this noble act the King granted the Mackenzie Clan the right to use the 12 pointed stag emblem on their coat of arms. When descendants of the Clan became owners of The Dalmore distillery in 1867, the Royal Stag became the recognisable icon that proudly adorns each bottle of The Dalmore today.
The Dalmore 15 year old is smooth, rich and well rounded; the epitome of The Dalmore house style.This delicate and approachable vintage is initially matured for 12 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks. The character of The Dalmore 15 is achieved by then splitting the whisky equally between three different sherry woods; Amoroso, Apostoles and Matusalem oloroso for a further three years. The spirit is finally married together in an upstanding sherry butt, allowing the flavours to infuse.
Soft and very approachable on the nose, with tempting notes of dried fruit, hazelnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Smells like Christmas!
Rich, classic Christmas-cake notes of raisins, currants, cherries, cinnamon and nutmeg on the palate with sweet and raisiny, this rich-tasting dram lingers for a long time – save this one until after dinner.
Bottled at 40% ABV.