The Dalmore 12 year old, with its intricate aromas and flavours, is recognised as a whisky with character far beyond its age. This was Andrew Mackenzie’s original masterpiece. At a time when it was standard to mature whisky for six years, Andrew Mackenzie demonstrated his pioneering character by being one of the first to double the maturation period. His boldness truly paid off, The Dalmore 12 year stands apart as an exceptional whisky, as much today as it did in the 19th century.
Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then divided for its final flourish. One half remains in the bourbon barrels, while the other is transferred to 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem oloroso sherry butts before they are reunited to create this phenomenal whisky.
Citrus fruits, chocolate and aromatic spices.
Concentrated citrus, oloroso sherry and hints of vanilla pod.
Roasted coffee and chocolate.
96 points - Ultimate Spirit Challenge 2016
90 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016
93 points - Tastings.com Competition 2016
Gold medal - San Fransisco World Spirit Competition 2016
Gold medal - Hong Kong IWSC 2015