The Dalmore distillery is located in Alness, Scotland, which is 20 miles (32 km) north of Inverness. It sits on the banks of the Cromarty Firth overlooking the Black Isle, the “big meadowland”, from which it takes its name.
The Dalmore distillery is owned and operated by Whyte & Mackay, which is owned by Philippines based Emperador Inc.
The Dalmore spirit benefits from longer than typical maturation – 12 years, instead of the more regular 10. Judicious selection and the precise balance of American white oak and Oloroso sherry wood delivers the most vibrant expression – robust yet elegant, with an after taste of brilliant complexity. Deep golden mahogany in colour with orange, marmalade and aromatic spice on the nose. Elegant and rich on the palate with intense citrus and hints of sweet vanilla pod to finish, enhanced by increased sherry wood for an after taste of great complexity.
Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009