Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Whyte & Mackay, has announced the launch of two new limited-edition Vintage Collection bottlings, from its Highlands based Dalmore Distillery.

The Dalmore 2003 Vintage (46.8% ABV) was matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon barrels, Rivesaltes wine casks, Matusalem and Amoroso Sherry casks. The Dalmore 2007 Vintage (46.5% ABV) was matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon barrels, Marsala wine barrels, Matusalem, Apostoles and Amoroso Sherry casks.

The Dalmore 2003 and 2007 Vintage Collection releases

These latest single malt Scotch whisky releases, were created by pioneering Master Whisky Maker Gregg Glass and Master Distiller Richard Paterson OBE.

The Dalmore Vintage collection is said to showcase exceptional whiskies of distinguished character, each hand-selected in November, following a five decades-old Dalmore tradition.

Once a year, The Dalmore whisky makers visit the distillery to reacquaint themselves with their rare casks laid to mature in their historic warehouses, on the banks of Scotland’s great natural waterway, the Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands.

November marks the optimum time for The Dalmore whisky makers to return to the distillery to assess their rare casks and the whiskies laid maturing within, as the cooling climate allows their potential to truly shine. Only the most exceptional whiskies reviewed during this special time and considered to have distinguished character are chosen to become a Dalmore Vintage.

Commenting on the news, Gregg Glass, said: “The time we take each November at The Dalmore is a true highlight of my year. At The Dalmore every cask is special, but when it comes to a Dalmore Vintage, we assess rare casks by hand, reacquainting ourselves with the character of each whisky. For a whisky to become a Dalmore Vintage we are looking for a distinctive characteristic that distinguishes that Single Malt above all else that year, a whisky with true potential to shine.”

The Dalmore 2003 and 2007 Vintage Collection bottlings, will be available in December from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £350.00 and £150.00.


Posted by Steve Rush