Dalmore 12 Year Old
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You may have spotted Dalmore’s historic stag logo before, which was a gift from King Alexander III of Scotland. The 12-point royal stag was bestowed upon Colin of Kintail, the first chieftain of Clan Mackenzie, after he saved the king’s life from a charging stag.
Though Dalmore distillery was founded in 1839, descendants of Clan Mackenzie took control in 1867 – one of their first changes was to adorn every bottle with the stag. Dalmore’s still set-up creates a robust and fruity new make spirit, which stands up very well to longer, sherry-focused ageing. This is the 12 Year Old, first aged for nine years in American white oak bourbon casks, before half is transferred to oloroso sherry casks for the final three years.
Lots of nuts and rich chocolate, supported by plum skin, juicy orange, and milky coffee.
Christmas cake and orange chocolate, with a helping of cinnamon and fresh espresso.
Orange marmalade alongside plum jam and vanilla fudge.