The Dalmore debuts 21YO single maltBy Nicola Carruthers
Single malt Scotch brand The Dalmore has released a limited edition 21-year-old whisky – the pinnacle of its Principal Collection.
Limited to 8,000 bottles, the new annual whisky joins The Dalmore Principal Collection, formed of eight single malts including an 18-year-old bottling and The Dalmore King Alexander III.
The 21-year-old single malt was rested for an initial period in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels.
The liquid is then matured in casks from Sherry producer Gonzalez Byass, based in Jerez. These casks were previously used through the solera system to make the brand’s 30-year-old whisky.
The new expression offers the brand’s signature style of bitter chocolate, Seville blood orange and subtle spice.
The aroma provides overripe Seville oranges, Colombian coffee and vanilla with hints of toffee apple and pecan pie.
The palate has notes of ‘sweet liquorice stick, grippy black forest fruits, roasted walnuts and thick marzipan’, followed by peaches in a thick syrup, ginseng, pear tarte tatin and Sanguinello blood oranges.
Master whisky maker Gregg Glass said: “Only after 21 years can a whisky of this quality and depth emerge, creating a delectably distinguished single malt.
“The Dalmore 21 Year Old is a result of patience and craftsmanship which we’re tremendously proud to celebrate. We created this spirit for those looking for the finest of whiskies, whilst also creating an opportunity for those embarking on their whisky journey to try something truly inspirational and remarkable from The Dalmore.”
The Dalmore 21 Years Old (43.8% ABV) is available from select retailers worldwide with an RRP of £575 (US$722).
Last month, Whyte & Mackay submitted a planning application to expand its single malt distillery The Dalmore.