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Review: The Dalmore Select Edition 2005 and 2008

By Christopher Null | November 20, 2023 |

  Every November, The Dalmore assesses its collection of casks and pulls a handful that represent the distillery’s house style — but which were all distilled in a single year. These Vintage Collection releases are rarities that exemplify the best of what’s in the cellar, all very limited Highland single malts that are said to…

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Review: The Dalmore 21 Years Old

By Christopher Null | August 19, 2022 |

Recently, The Dalmore quietly released a new expression with understandably little fanfare. This special edition is limited to just 1000 bottles in the U.S., a 21 year old single malt that has been finished in “hand-selected 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks, unique to The Dalmore” after an initial maturation in bourbon barrels. We…

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Review: The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve (2021) and Vosges Chocolates

By Christopher Null | December 13, 2021 |

Dalmore’s Cigar Malt Reserve is a whisky that has never fully resonated with me since its relaunch in 2011, its extreme use of sherry putting me off a bit. The recipe appears to have changed somewhat since our last full review 10 years ago, with Dalmore now describing it thusly: The spirit is initially matured…

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Review: The Dalmore Sherry Cask Select 12 Years Old

By Rob Theakston | July 16, 2021 |

There is never a shortage of finished single malts on the market these days, a process that can disguise otherwise underperforming whisky as something serviceable. But there’s also an art to finishing, and when done well, it’s an experience to savor. Matured in ex-bourbon casks for a decade and finished in a combination of Oloroso…

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Review: Signatory Vintage Dalmore 1992 27 Years Old

By Rob Theakston | November 8, 2020 |

It should come as no surprise to long time readers of the site that we enjoy a sturdy Dalmore. With an average grade over the last decade of an A-, the Highland distillery consistently delivers on expectations of quality. So when a cask strength 27-year old arrives through the post, excitement and anticipation rivals the…

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Tasting 100 Years of The Dalmore at ROOH, San Francisco

By Christopher Null | June 20, 2019 |

Over the course of my career I’ve had many opportunities to drink old whiskey, but this experience from The Dalmore has to go down as one of the most opulent, intricate, and interesting. The concept: The Dalmore is partnering with a handful of high-end restaurants and bars to provide a unique whisky experience called 100…

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Review: The Dalmore King Alexander III

By Christopher Null | March 9, 2017 |

King Alexander III is The Dalmore’s highest-end (and most expensive) whisky in its standard lineup, as well it should be owing to its over-the-top production process. Specifically, it’s a batching of whiskies finished in a whopping six different cask types: ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry butts, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, Port pipes, and Cabernet Sauvignon wine…

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Review: The Dalmore Selected By Daniel Boulud

By Christopher Null | December 14, 2013 |

Well, here’s a new idea. The Dalmore’s Richard Paterson has teamed up with renowned chef Daniel Boulud to create a bespoke whisky: The Dalmore Selected by Daniel Boulud. This is Dalmore’s first collaboration with a chef. The name doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue, but it’s what’s inside that matters. The single malt is “a unique…

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Review: The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve (2011)

By Christopher Null | July 14, 2011 |

Most Scotch whiskies are aged in ex-Bourbon barrels for the majority of their lives. Only at the end are they occasionally finished in oddball barrels, like former sherry or Port casks. Dalmore’s Cigar Malt — a brand which has been off the market for years now — is an exception to the rule. It spends…

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Review: The Dalmore 18 Years Old (2010) and Isle of Jura Prophecy

By Christopher Null | June 15, 2010 |

These two whiskys from Dalmore (Isle of Jura is part of its empire) were both launched late last year, but they weren’t available when Richard Paterson recently came to town to show off the Dalmore line. Recently he sent along samples of both for our review. Comments follow. The Dalmore 18 Years Old (2010) –…

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