Dalmore's stunning 18 year old Highland malt is as rich, fruity and spicy as you could ever want from a Dalmore. Kudos to Richard Paterson for creating another veritable chocolate orange of a whisky - a surefire hit, and great for the colder months. It is aged for 14 years in American oak, followed by three years in Matusalem sherry butts, before a final year in sherry butts. Bottled at 43.0% ABV.
On the nose fruity and spicy with notes of vanilla, orange zest and potpourri, marmalade and sweet milk chocolate. A touch of leather and sultana.
On the palate, a delicious fireside dram with notes of chocolate raisins, juicy citrus, stewed fruits, old sherry and pepper.
A long, fruity finish ending on almond, buttery toffee apples and cocoa.