The Dalmore Valour released as duty free exclusiveBy Becky Paskin
The Dalmore Distillery has announced the release of The Dalmore Valour, an exclusive travel retail expression launched in Qatar Duty Free this month.
The expression, named after an act of bravery by Clan Mackenzie in 1263, is a blend of whisky from first fill ex-Bourbon casks from Boston and Clermont, US, and 30-year-old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts from Gonzales Byass, Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. It is then “finessed” in Port Pipes and bottled at 40% abv.
Richard Paterson, The Dalmore master distiller, said: “With a distinctive aroma consisting of scents of ripe plums, creamy caramel and citrus fruits on the nose and a wonderful palate that consists of oranges, pineapple and chocolate fudge, Valour is truly an exceptional malt.”
Having launched in Qatar Duty Free this month, The Dalmore Valour is set to roll out to global travel retail markets throughout the course of the year, carrying an RRP of £50..
The Mackenzie Clan’s act of bravery in the 11th century, in which an ancestor rescued King Alexander III from a charging stag, resulted in the family coat of arms being presented with a ‘Royal’ 12-pointer stag. The emblem has been a symbol for The Dalmore ever since and adorns each bottle produced at the Highland distillery.