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Dalmore

History

Alexander Matheson built Dalmore distillery in 1839. However, he immediately leased it to the Sunderland family, who ran it for over thirty years until 1869. Them, the lease was taken over by three Mackenzie brothers, Alexander, Charles and Andrew.

The distillery is located in Alness, which is 20 miles North of Inverness. It sits on the banks of the Cromarty Firth overlooking the Black Isle, the “big meadowland”.

Ownership

Whyte and Mackay Ltd owns and operate the Dalmore distillery.

Dalmore might just be the most legendary distillery in the world. Because it creates stunning whisky with real provenance. Moreover, even the distillery itself looks incredible.

The process

In fact, this award winning distillery creates a number of different whiskies. Because they produced whiskies in a combination of different stills, of various sizes which give the whisky a more complex character.

They mature Dalmore whiskies in two different types of wooden casks. That is the American white oak bourbon casks and exclusive aged sherry casks from Gonzalez Byass. Besides that, the Master distiller Richard Paterson hand select each sherry cask. This gives the whisky a deep copper colour and flavours of crushed almonds, cinnamon, ginger and citrus. The bourbon casks give the whisky notes of vanilla, spice, honey and tropical fruits.

To create a more complex character, selected expressions are finessed in exceptional casks, showcasing woods from world-renowned bodegas and exclusive wineries.