The Dalmore’s story begins in 1263 with an act of bravery. Colin of Kintail. Chief of the Clan Mackenzie was leading King Alexander III of Scotland on a hunt, when suddenly, emerging from the Highland mist, a wild stag charged straight for the King. Fearlessly the Chieftain speared the stag to the ground, saving his King’s life. This act of decisiveness and courage changed the fortunes of Colin of Kintail, and his Clan, forever. He was rewarded by the grateful King Alexander III with the lands of Eilean Donan, the motto ‘Luceo Non Uno’ – meaning ‘I shine, not burn’ – and the right to bear the 12-pointed Royal Stage as their Clan crest.
The art of The Dalmore
The Dalmore distillery was established in 1839 by Alexander Matheson, following a relentless search for the perfect location and natural resources to produce his vision of a pioneering single malt whisky. Two brothers from the Clan Mackenzie took over The Dalmore distillery in 1867, and brought with them two important things which had been handed down through the generations. The iconic 12-pointed Royal Stag emblem, which has adorned every bottle of The Dalmore since, and a formidable sense of bravery. This value of bravery is entrenched in our distillery to this very day. It can be seen in every element of our craft; from our unique stills, to our dedication to sourcing the finest wood, and the commitment to giving our whisky the time it needs to mature to perfection.
A Special Gift
This gift pack contains two glasses with which to enjoy The Dalmore 15 Years Old.
The 15 Tasting Notes
Harmonised in three different types of sherry wood – The Dalmore 15 is the epitome of our house style.
Initially matured for 12 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the precious spirit is then divided between Amoroso, Apostles and Matusalem oloroso sherry casks, where it lies for three years before being married together in an upstanding sherry butt.
Aroma: Orange marmalade, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate: Mandarin, vanilla, ginger and crushed apples.
Finish: Christmas spice and oak.