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Dalmore

Dalmore Distillery

Founded: 1839

Status: Operational

Owner: Emperador (Whyte & Mackay)

Water source: Alness River

Output: 4.2 million lpa

History:

“The Dalmore” Distillery is located in Alness, which is 20 miles North of Inverness. It sits on the banks of the Cromarty Firth overlooking the Black Isle, the “big meadowland”, from which it takes its name. The Dalmore distillery is owned and operated by Whyte and Mackay Ltd, which is owned by Philippines based Emperador Inc. The legend of The Dalmore dates back to 1263, when Colin of Kintail, Chief of the clan Mackenzie, saved King Alexander III of Scotland from a charging stag. As a reward the grateful King, granted Colin of Kintail the lands of Eilean Donan, the motto ‘Luceo Non Uro’, which translates to ‘I Shine, Not Burn’ and the right to use the 12-pointed Royal Stag as the Mackenzie clan crest. The distillery itself was established many years later in 1839 by entrepreneur Alexander Matheson, who after 28 years decided it was time to pass the distillery onto new owners. Andrew and Charles Mackenzie came forward, and as members of the clan Mackenzie they brought with them the iconic 12-pointed Royal Stag emblem, the caberfeidh which has adorned every bottle of The Dalmore since.

Dalmore Whisky Reviews:

  • SMWS 13.47 it's a knockout Dalmore 10 Years Old 2005 13.47 It’s a knockout ~ 59.3% (SMWS) - Review: Dalmore 10 Years Old 2005 – 13.47 It’s a knockout Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Dalmore Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 13.47 It’s a knockout ABV: 59.3% Cost: £51.70 from SMWS [sold out] Score: 89/100 What they say: 13.47 It’s a knockout Cask No. 13.47 This was not subtle to start with, in […]
  • Dalmore 11 Years Old Duthies ~ 46% (Cadenhead’s) - Dalmore 11 Years Old – Duthies Single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £36 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Duthies Range William Cadenhead Ltd introduces the Duthies Collection William Cadenhead (1848-1904) was a traditionalist, well known and highly revered as the founder of Scotland’s oldest independent bottler. His nephew, Robert Duthie, who took over […]
  • dalmore-17-year-old-1996-cask-10206-old-particular-douglas-laing-whisky Dalmore 17 Years Old 1996 Old Particular Cask 10206 ~ 48.4% (Douglas Laing) - Whisky Review: Dalmore 17 Years Old 1996 Old Particular Cask 10206 Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Dalmore Distillery Bottling: Douglas Laing; Old Particular ABV: 48.4% Cost: Sold out What they say: Independently bottled by the chaps at Douglas Laing, this Dalmore single malt spent 17 years maturing in a single cask before it […]
  • Dalmore 17 Years Old 1997 – Old Particular ~ 55.5% (Douglas Laing) - Dalmore 17 Years Old 1997 – Old Particular Single malt scotch whisky 55.5% ABV, £78.45 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: A 17 Year old expression from Dalmore distillery bottled as part of the Old Particular range One of 237 bottles charged from a refill hogshead. Ref – DL10427 This single cask was distilled […]
  • dalmore-18-year-old-whisky Dalmore 18 Years Old ~ 43% (Emperador) - Review: Dalmore 18 Years Old Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Dalmore Distillery Bottling: Emperador / Whyte & Mackay ABV: 43% Cost: £86.22 from Master of Malt What they say: An evolution of The Dalmore house style, this 18 year old expression harnesses bolder notes. A robust and formidable whisky, The Dalmore 18 year […]
  • GM_Connoisseurs_Choice_Dalmore_2001_46_70cl Dalmore 2001 Connoisseurs Choice ~ 46% (Gordon & MacPhail) - Review: Dalmore 2001 Connoisseurs Choice (Bottled 2015) Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Dalmore Distillery Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail; Connoisseurs Choice ABV: 46% Cost: £40.33 from Master of Malt What they say: Gordon & MacPhail, one of the world’s leading single malt whisky specialists, has selected a special series of whiskies to showcase […]
  • Dalmore 15yo The Dalmore 15 Years Old ~ 40% (Emperador) - Whisky Review: The Dalmore 15 year old Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Dalmore Distillery Bottling: Emperador; Whyte & Mackay ABV: 40% Cost: £52.45 buy from Master of Malt What they say: The Dalmore Distillery has been producing exceptional single malt whisky since 1839 and, for almost a century, was owned by the […]
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