The Dalmore is a quintessential Highland Scotch whisky, with a long and storied pedigree ranking it among Scotland’s most renowned single malts.
To commemorate both their second anniversary and Veteran’s Day, Wyatt’s Wet Goods is hosting a special free tasting of Dalmore products this Saturday. The flagship 12 year old, 15 year, and their Cigar Malt Reserve specialty will be featured.
The Dalmore 12
The Dalmore 12 year old, with its intricate aromas and flavors, is recognized as a whisky with character far beyond its age. 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.
Its aroma greets you with elements of citrus fruits, chocolate, and aromatic spices. Its flavors of citrus, especially orange, vanilla bean pod, and an enticing sweetness of oloroso sherry carry into a finish of roasted coffee and chocolate. 40% ABV.
The Dalmore 15
This delicate and approachable vintage is initially matured for 12 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks. The character of The Dalmore 15 is achieved by then splitting the whisky equally between three different sherry woods; Amoroso, Apostoles, and Matusalem oloroso for a further three years. The spirit is finally married together in an upstanding sherry butt, allowing the flavors to infuse.
It opens with aromas of orange marmalade, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Its palate is smooth and rich, with elements of mandarin, vanilla, and ginger, and a finish of Christmas spice and oak. Ideal for sharing fireside. 40% ABV.
Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve
This specially crafted whisky is designed to be the perfect accompaniment for a fine cigar. After an initial maturation in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts, it is then finessed in premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques.
The result has aromas of cinnamon, vanilla, and red fruits and complementing tastes of tropical fruits, banana toffee, and vanilla ice cream. Its deeply satisfying, lingering finish has waves of orange zest and bergamot. 44% ABV.
You can get Dalmore whiskies, as well as many other fine single malts, at Wyatt’s Wet Goods. This large, family-owned liquor store caters to the discriminating whiskey drinker, as well as those just beginning their fine malt journey.