Known as the most legendary distillery globally, Dalmore Whiskey is famous for creating stunning whiskey with an authentic provenance. Even the distillery itself looks incredible, as it overlooks the Cromarty Firth – an estuary from whose banks rise impressive slopes speckled with green thicket and wooded copse.

The man behind this success, Richard Paterson, is also one of the industry’s best-loved celebrities. Not one to shy from experimentation, he uses varying barley strains and antique vintages, which he blends with all the talent of a modern-day alchemist.

A glimpse of Golden Heritage

The Dalmore marked its origin way back in 1263. King Alexander III was saved from the fury of a charging stag by Colin of Kintail, the Chief of the Mackenzie Clan. In recognition of this noble act, the King granted the Mackenzie Clan the right to use the 12 pointed Royal stag emblem on their coat of arms.

The Royal Stag

The Royal Stag became the signature icon that proudly symbolizes each bottle of The Dalmore today, an emblem that encapsulates a rich past while also embodying a promise that The Dalmore will remain at the pinnacle of single malt.

Extraordinary Casks

The Dalmore continues an ancient heritage that treasures the sanctity of the cask. Hand-selected by Master Distiller Richard Paterson himself, exceptional casks keep the whiskey with finesse and custody. It is sourced from the world’s finest bodegas and exclusive wineries.

González Byass

The Dalmore house has a strong-bond relationship with their close and trusted partner with sherry house González Byass over 100 years ago. The rare casks, which have previously held 30-year-old Matusalem oloroso sherry, are exclusive to The Dalmore. These casks enrich the signature chocolate and orange character of our whisky with rich and nutty flavors.

A Moment to Cherish

The Dalmore King Alexander III showcases cask curation at its finest, as it is the world’s first single malt to create an assemblage of six cask finishes. It features an unparalleled diversity and rich aftertaste. A whiskey with a spectrum of flavors- creating a great and layered whisky of legendary finesse. The Dalmore King Alexander III single malt whiskey is a one-of-a-kind whisky perfect for savoring onboard a first-class flight experience with Emirates.

The Man Behind The Taste

A pioneer in the art of cask curation, Master Distiller Richard Paterson has been the creative force behind The Dalmore for nearly five decades. Richard is admired across the globe for his passion and innovative flair. He is responsible for Whyte & Mackay’s flagship blended whisky, the rare and exclusive Dalmore whisky collection, the varied flavor profiles seen in the Jura single malt range. Richard was also the man who re-created a piece of history when he brought the 100-year-old Mackinlay’s ‘Shackleton’ whisky to life. He also has a unique and one-of-a-kind whisky collection named after him – The Paterson Collection – that he created in partnership with premier retailer Harrods. He deserves all the attention and praise.

Dalmore 12-year-old Scotch Whisky 700ml

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Whiskey Dalmore 12 years is aged for the first nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before half is transferred to ex-oloroso sherry casks for the final three years. The result is a whisky with a combination of sweetness and rich, sherried flavors. Rich for its age with the smell and taste of roasted coffee, Dalmore 12 Year Old is a beautiful single malt loved by many a whisky fan. Its palate contains triple sec, Seville orange marmalade, spices for the most delightful taste, and a medium orange finish. 

Dalmore Whiskey’s price starts at 60 dollars. 

Always at the Top

The Dalmore has several notable firsts. It was the first single malt exported from Scotland (to Australia) in 1870. For much of its history, it has been ranked among the largest distilleries in Scotland. Its current production capacity of 4.2 million liters of pure alcohol still places it among the top quartile of Scotch whisky distilleries.

It is also famous for having bottled some of the most expensive Scotch whiskies ever sold. These include a 62 YO Dalmore composed of a blend of five casks from 1868, 1878, 1922, 1926, and 1939. The 12 bottles produced were sold for around $48,000 each. In 2010, the distillery produced three bottles of Dalmore Trinitas. Two bottles were sold for around $150,000 each year, and the last was sold for approximately $180,000 in 2011. In 2013, Dalmore created a 12-bottle collection in honor of White and Mackay’s long-time blender Richard Patterson. Priced is close to 1.5 million dollars. It was the most expensive Scotch whisky collection ever offered for sale.

One of the significant features of the Dalmore distillery is the use of Loch Lomond stills. These have three water-cooled plates in the neck of the still and allow the distiller to control the level of reflux during the distillation. Effectively, they give the distiller the ability to mimic the effect of shorter or longer necks on the resulting distillate—the taller the neck, the higher the reflux, the portion of the vapor that condenses in the neck and falls back into the pot still for re-distillation. The combination of increased copper contact from multiple distillations and the effect of taller necks to select lighter aromatic compounds creates the floral and fruitier aromas typical of lighter whiskies. Although not unheard of in the Highlands, this kind of aroma profile is unusual among The Dalmore’s more robust Highland brethren.

This Dalmore Distillery prides itself on an unbroken chain of influential visionary artisans, setting standards over its 175-year history that many whisky makers follow today. The personal curation of casks, combined with expertise passed through generations of distillers, and the obsession of all those involved in the production results in a world-renowned luxury single malt. Every royalty deserves a toast from this exquisite whiskey.