DALMORE 18 Year Old 2022 Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Introducing the 2022 Edition of a rare and exceptional annual release.
The 18 Year Old is classic Dalmore and the epitome of their house style. Matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon casks it receives a long finishing in 30-year-old Matusalem Oloroso Sherry casks from González Byass – one of Spain’s most famous and respected Sherry bodegas.
Dalmore 18 Year Old 2022 Edition positively oozes from glass with unctuous notes of vintage marmalade toffee stewed fruit (think autumnal crumbles and pies) dark chocolate fruity coffee Scandinavian liquorice chocolate-covered raisins candied citrus crushed almonds dried tropical fruit and festive gingerbread spices. Provocative intense and with a silky finish to die for this deserves a place in a serious Scotch collection. However be warned that as the 2022 Edition is the first release in a new annual series it’s sure to become highly collectable and therefore may not hang around for long.
As regal resplendent and undeniably Scottish as the silver stag emblazoned across their bottles is Dalmore is nothing short of legendary. Early owners of this distillery in Alness just north of Inverness came from Clan Mackenzie. Each bottle of Dalmore bears a twelve-point stag in honour of the Mackenzie’s Chief Colin of Kintail who famously saved King Alexander III of Scotland from a charging buck and was rewarded the right to use this royal emblem. Fortune favours the brave apparently and if you’re looking for Dutch courage this is a delicious way to obtain it. Especially considering the whiskies are made by the talented Gregg Glass under the watchful eye of the iconic Master Distiller Richard Paterson a man so skilled he once insured his nostrils for £1.6 million with Lloyd’s of London. The wonderfully mahogany Scotch these two and their team produce at Dalmore is rich and full-bodied making it the ultimate postprandial dram and a perfect partner to a cigar.
SKU No.: 3963525
Style No.: 928989
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 43%