The Dalmore 12 year old, with its intricate aromas and flavors, is recognized as a Highland whisky with character far beyond its age. This was Andrew Mackenzie's original masterpiece and stood apart from the norm of the day. At a time when it was standard practice to mature whisky for no more than 6 years, Andrew Mackenzie demonstrated his pioneering character by doubling the maturation period. His boldness truly paid off, The Dalmore 12 year old still stands apart as an exceptional whisky — as it did then.
Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then divided for its final flourish. One half remains in the bourbon barrels, while the other is transferred to exclusive 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem oloroso sherry butts before they are reunited to create this phenomenal whisky.
A whisky with beautiful aromas of citrus fruits, chocolate and spices. On the palate, this whiskey has notes of citrus, oloroso sherry and fresh vanilla pods, finishing with flavors of roasted coffee and chocolate. (from Dalmore)