Thursday, July 06, 2017


The Dalmore Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new three bottle, limited edition collection of whiskies, finished in vintage port casks.

The Dalmore Vintage Port Collection, comprises of three vintages; 1996 (45% ABV), 1998 (44% ABV) and 2001 (40% ABV). All have been matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, before being finished in Port pipes from renowned winemakers W&J Graham’s.

The Dalmore Vintage Port Collection

Overseen by Dalmore’s Master Distiller Richard Paterson, who is celebrating his 50th year in the whisky industry, The Dalmore Vintage Port Collection, is a said to reflect the pioneering heritage and artistry which has helped brand define the luxury single malt category.

Tawny Port pipes from Graham’s vineyard in Douro, Portugal add the finishing touches to the collection, using pipes reserved exclusively for The Dalmore. Graham’s signature port palate perfectly matches the depth and quality of The Dalmore’s complex new make spirit, enabling the spirit to be matured for longer in a greater variety of casks.

Commenting on the launch, Richard Paterson, said: “For me, port and whisky complement each other perfectly, with port providing a fruitier palate to The Dalmore’s deep and complex new make spirit.  Being able to finish these new releases in pipes of Graham’s port, which are some of the finest quality, during my anniversary year is incredibly exciting. I’m delighted to be able to continue our founder’s vision of creating new expressions that push the boundaries of what’s possible in the luxury single malt category.”

The Dalmore Vintage Port Collection, 1996, 1998 and 2001 vintages, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £450,00, £200,00 and £150,00.

Posted by Steve Rush