Founded by Sir Alexander Matheson in 1839, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky makers; The Dalmore have a rather special release lined up for this October- a new, rare 35 year old single malt whisky. Derived from three wood profiles which include a distillery run Bourbon barrel, a Matusalem Sherry Butt and a Port Colheita Pipe; The Dalmore 35 promises to be rich and full of flavour.

Richard Paterson, the Master Distiller at The Dalmore, who celebrates 50 years in the whisky industry this year, said: “You cannot rush the whisky, you must take time to ensure that you get the best possible results. It took careful maturation in three different woods over a 35 year period to release the full potential of this whisky. Only after this long period of time did the whisky finally become everything I envisaged it could be. Only then was it finally time to release this truly captivating whisky from its slumber.”

The Dalmore 35 in detail

  • Colour: Satin wood amber gold with facets of freshly polished copper.
  • Nose: Crushed almonds, coffee mousse, soft liquorice and ginger bread.
  • Palate: Dark treacle cake, freshly ground Java coffee and banana bread.
  • Finish: Roasted chestnuts, raisins and intense orange peel.
  • Wood: Fresh “Distillery Run” Bourbon Barrel, Matusalem 30 years old Oloroso Sherry Butt and a rare vintage 1970 Port “Colheita” pipe.
  • ABV: 40%.

Housed in a bespoke Baccarat crystal decanter, blown by expert craftsmen and emblazoned with The Dalmore’s ‘12-point Royal Stag’ emblem- it’s as handsome as it no doubt tastes. The Dalmore 35 will be available at select whisky retailers globally from October priced at £3,500.

If this is a little out of your price range, then may we recommend The Dalmore 15 priced around £65- matured in matusalem, apostoles and amoroso sherry casks for winter spice, orange zest and chocolate notes- typical characteristics of The Dalmore.

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