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The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve Gift Pack
This product is available in: NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof93 (46.5% ABV)
This product is available in: NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve Gift PackSituated along the banks of Cromarty Firth in the Highlands region of Scotland, The 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 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 Whisky is derived from Clan MacKenzie's coat of arms.
The Dalmore 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 to a slightly mineral and chewy mouthfeel to the whisky.
Once the barley has been fermented, the wash is distilled twice, first through Dalmore's copper-pot wash stills and then again through its copper-pot spirit stills (the stills date back to 1874). 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.
The Dalmore Principal Collection comprises 6 distinct expressions that showcase master distiller Richard Paterson's skills. The Port Wood Reserve is first matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before half of it is transferred to Portuguese Tawny Port pipes. Bottled at 93 proof, it's a smooth single malt with a perfectly balanced fruity sweetness. This gift set comes with a pair of tumblers branded with The Dalmore Royal Stag logo.
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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.