The Dalmore 45 (40% ABV) which was crafted by Master Distiller Richard Paterson, was initially matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, then transferred into two different vintage Graham’s Port Colheita pipes dating from 1961 and 1963, before being married together in first fill American white oak ex-bourbon casks.
|The Dalmore 45|
Dalmore’s use of multiple casks is said to be a fitting example of the distillery’s commitment to exquisite cask curation, which focuses on sourcing and utilising only the best casks from the world’s finest bodegas and wineries.
The Dalmore 45, is said by the brand to deliver notes of molasses, toffee, treacle cake, Sanguinello, blood oranges, almonds and Java cake on the nose. Followed by notes of red berries, soft liquorice, crushed hazelnuts, bitter chocolate and manuka honey on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Richard Paterson, said: “By personally selecting the very finest American white oak ex-bourbon casks and Port Colheita Pipes from 1961 and 1963, I have been able to create a truly unique expression which is indulgent and smooth with a vibrant and lively flavour profile. It takes time, dedication and passion to create an expression like The Dalmore 45 and age has gracefully matured this distinguished spirit to make it one of The Dalmore’s greatest aged spirits. This is a very special whisky, which I would describe as flawless perfection.”
The Dalmore 45, comes presented in decanters designed by artisans at renowned French crystal house Baccarat, which are adorned with The Dalmore’s iconic 12 point Royal Stag emblem produced by Royal Warrant Holders Hamilton & Inches.
Limited to just 500 decanters, The Dalmore 45 will be available later this year, from specially selected retailers, for a RRP of £10,000.
Posted by Steve Rush