Tuesday, June 07, 2016


The Dalmore has today announced the launch of a new single malt whisky collection, exclusively for European travel retail.

Three new expressions; Regalis (40% ABV) Matured in American white oak and Amoroso - Luceo (40% ABV) Matured in American white oak and Apostoles – Dominium (40% ABV) Matured in American white oak and Matusalem sherry casks for 30 years, will join their current Valour bottling to become The Dalmore Fortuna Meritas Collection.

The Dalmore Fortuna Meritas Collection

Inspired by the distillery’s belief that ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’, each expression is a tribute to the brand’s history; celebrating the brave act of the Chief of the Clan Mackenzie who saved the life of King Alexander III, and the rewards which he received in return. 

The cask selection also pays homage to the Mackenzie family, who took custodianship of The Dalmore distillery in 1867.  Andrew and Charles Mackenzie travelled in search of only the finest casks to mature their whisky, unprecedented at the time, and forged a relationship with the renowned Gonzalez Byass bodgea in Jerez, a partnership which still flourishes today.

Commenting on the launch, Richard Paterson, Master Distiller at The Dalmore, said: “I start the whisky making process with a vision of what style I would like each whisky to have.  The American White Oak in which we initially mature our whisky gives me a wonderful canvas from which to start each whisky’s creation.  The Dalmore is an exceptional spirit whose character shines through and develops to unrivalled levels when matured in the right casks – it is my job to ensure that I find the perfect cask for the whisky to excel.”

He went on to say: “For this collection I looked to our long standing and unique partnership with Gonzalez Byass as this allowed me to draw from rare, rich and valuable sherry casks.  I was able to create a different and unique finish for each whisky, giving each of them a rich and complex flavour, but with their own nuances and individual flair.”

The Dalmore Fortuna Meritas Collection, is now rolling out across European travel retail stores for the following RRP’s: The Dalmore Valour £60.00, The Dalmore Regalis £67.00, The Dalmore Luceo £75.00 and The Dalmore Dominium £99.00.

Posted by Steve Rush