Wednesday, July 12, 2017


The Dalmore Distillery, has today announced the launch of its 2017 limited edition distillery bottling.

The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive Vintage 2000 (52% ABV) has been matured in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, before being finished in hand selected Californian Merlot barriques for five years.

The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive Vintage 2000

Available exclusively from the Alness, Ross-shire based distillery’s visitors centre, this latest release is said to combine the depth and complexity of The Dalmore’s unique new make spirit with sweetness gifted from the soft character of Californian Merlot.

Overseen by Dalmore’s Master Distiller Richard Paterson, who is celebrating his 50th year in the whisky industry, this latest Distillery Exclusive is a showcase of Richard’s craftsmanship and, in particular, his pioneering approach to the art of maturation and cask finishing.

Commenting on the launch, Richard Paterson, said: “The Dalmore Distillery, located on the picturesque shore of the Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands, is my go-to place for inspiration and reflection. It is here that I first considered how best to combine one of my favourite red wines with the distillery’s deep and complex new make spirit.”

He went onto say: “The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive Vintage 2000 is the result of these efforts, offering a harmonious balance between the sweet notes of the Californian Merlot and the signature flavours of our own Dalmore house style. Bottled at natural strength and with notes of chocolate truffle, coffee and black toffee, this year’s exclusive distillery release is a treat worth snapping up for any visitors to our distillery.”

Limited to 270 bottles, The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive Vintage 2000, is now available exclusively from the distillery for £200.00.

Posted by Steve Rush