About The Dalmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dalmore Distillery Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from plump, golden barley sourced from the rich, coastal soils of the Black Isle. Once the barley has been harvested, it is milled and mashed before being fermented with water drawn from the Cromarty Firth. That water, prior to reaching the firth, travels from Loch Morie through a number of peat bogs and limestone quarries, contributing a slightly mineral and chewy mouthfeel to the whisky.
Dalmore Distillery 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is aged for nine years in American oak casks that were previously used to mature bourbon. Following its initial beautyrest, half of the whisky is double-barreled, or finished, for three years in 30 year-old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks (the remainder matures for an additional three years in the bourbon casks). This dual maturation process gives the whisky an aroma of caramelized oranges, apples, plums and marzipan. Notes of citrus, toffee and cinnamon dominate the palate, and are complemented by sweet undertones of vanilla, coffee and cake. The finish is long and sweet, with hints of apricots, cherries and vanilla.
Dalmore Distillery 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky earned the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and earned a score of 91 points from the Beverage Testing Institute.
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About The Dalmore
Situated along the banks of Cromarty Firth in the Highlands region of Scotland, Dalmore Distillery was founded in 1839 by Alexander Matheson, who had earned his fortune illegally importing opium from the Far East. In 1886, Matheson sold Dalmore Distillery to Clan MacKenzie, whose century-long stewardship and defining influence over the distillery is still evident today — the 12-point stag adorned on every bottle of Dalmore Distillery Whisky is derived from Clan MacKenzie's coat of arms.
Dalmore Distillery Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from plump, golden barley sourced from the rich, coastal soils of the Black Isle. Once the barley has been harvested, it is milled and mashed before being fermented with water drawn from the Cromarty Firth. Prior to reaching the firth, however, the water travels from Loch Morie through a number of peat bogs and limestone quarries, and thus, contributes a slightly mineral and chewy mouthfeel to the whisky.
Once the barley has been fermented, the wash is distilled twice, first through Dalmore Distillery's copper-pot wash stills and then again through its copper-pot spirit stills. The wash stills have an unusually flat top, while the spirit stills are equipped with cold water jackets. This unusual equipment — the water jackets rinse cold water near the top of the still — makes it difficult for the lighter elements of the whisky to pass through the still, and ultimately results in a more opulent and rich whisky.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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