" Now consisting of 50 per cent whisky matured in ex-Oloroso Sherry wood and 50 per cent from ex-Bourbon American white oak, the Dalmore 12-year-old is altogether more profoundly rounded than its predecessor, which contained 30 per cent whisky from ex-Sherry wood. The attractively perfumed nose offers sweeter malt, thick cut orange marmalade, Sherry and a hint of leather. Fuller-bodied than the previous 12-year-old, it has an initially drier Sherry taste, though sweeter Sherry develops in the mouth, along with spice and balancing, delicate, citrus notes. The finish is longer, with more spices, ginger, lingering Seville oranges and a suggestion of vanilla. The old Dalmore was a fine whisky, but it as though a gifted child has been sent to finishing school and emerged with more poise, manners and confidence. " ~ Distillery notes
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The Dalmore's heritage dates back to 1263, when an ancestor of the Clan Mackenzie, owners of The Dalmore distillery for over a century, saved King Alexander III from the fury of a charging stag. In recognition of this noble act the grateful King granted the Clan Mackenzie the right to use a 12-point stag, representing a 'Royal', in their coat of arms. This striking icon has since adorned each bottle of The Dalmore, symbolizing The Dalmore distillery's regal legacy. The Dalmore is crafted using a 150 year old artisan process passed down through the generations.