Dalmore can claim to own the oldest stills in the Highlands, one of which has been in use since 1874! It uses a variety of spirit stills for production, with this unique combination enabling Dalmore to obtain an extremely balanced single malt which boasts incredible complexity. For ageing its whisky, Dalmore predominately uses a wide range of sherry casks: Oloroso, Amoroso, Mathusalem, etc. that come from the Gonzales Byass vineyard in Andalucia. An exceptional partnership all round. Once the whisky has been matured, different varieties of cask are assembled to create the different expressions in the range, each being matured for an extra four months in order to help the malts marry and produce harmonious flavours.
Dalmore 35 Years with an Elie Bleu Cigar Box
Sculpted and crafted by Richard Paterson, Whyte & Mackay’s iconic master blender, the 35, 40 and 45 year old Dalmores could not find a better setting than this outstanding cigar box created by the luxury woodworker Elie Bleu, whose marquetry work has, since 1976, reflected the purist tradition of 18th century craftsmanship. Overflowing with fruit, deliciously honeyed, nobly spicy and preciously woody, each of these venerable bottlings magnificently recreates every great feature of this grand cru from the north of Scotland. They are also a wonderful pretext for a timeless journey in which past, present and future come together as one.
Aged in three different types of cask previously containing bourbon, sherry and port, and presented in a Baccarat carafe, on the nose, the notes of almond, torrefaction (coffee) and exotic fruits (flambéed bourbon, roasted pineapple) found on this Dalmore 35 year old reveal an extraordinarily mature expression. Continuing on perfectly, the palate adds sublime flavours of grilled chestnut, Corinthian raisin and citrus fruit zest (orange, mandarin).