The Dalmore 40 Year Old (42% ABV) has been maturated in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, before being transferred into 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matsualem oloroso sherry butts and then finally finished in first fill bourbon barrels.
|The Dalmore 40 Year Old|
Overseen by Dalmore’s Master Distiller Richard Paterson, who is celebrating his 50th year in the whisky industry, this latest limited release further underlines the distillery’s reputation for maturing its whiskies for longer and in a greater variety of casks, building on The Dalmore’s pioneering heritage in the art of maturation.
The Dalmore 40 Year Old, is said to deliver a multitude of aromas including Columbian coffee and marmalade. On the palate, gingerbread and honey is followed by a Sanguinello blood oranges over ripe Bramley apples and liquorice sticks.
Presented in a decanter designed by artisans at renowned French crystal house Baccarat, the hand-blown decanters are adorned with The Dalmore’s iconic 12 point Royal Stag emblem created by Royal Warrant Holders Hamilton & Inches.
Commenting on the launch, Richard Paterson, The Dalmore Master Distiller, said: “In the year that I reflect on my time in the whisky industry, and indeed at The Dalmore, it has been a great privilege to release two of our greatest ever aged expressions – first the champagne finished 50 years old and now this exceptional 40.”
He went onto say: “With each new release I strive for depth and complexity, pushing the boundaries of whisky making and building on the knowledge and skills passed down from my predecessors. It takes time, effort and vision to create an expression as complex as The Dalmore 40 years old, moving the rare stocks of whisky between casks to build layer upon layer of character. When you bring it all together, it creates something very special indeed.”
Limited to 750 bottles, The Dalmore 40 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £6000,00.
Posted by Steve Rush