Dalmore 12 Year Old - early 1990s (1L, 43%)
A rare bottle of 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Dalmore distillery, produced in the early 1990s in the old style cream coloured box. The Dalmore 12 year old, with its intricate aromas and flavours, is recognised as a whisky with character far beyond its age. This was Andrew Mackenzie’s original masterpiece and stood apart from the norm of the day.
This version of the expression pre-dates the rebranding of the distillery's core range in 2007 after United Spirits acquired Whyte & Mackay.
Dalmore is undoubtedly the prize single malt in the Whyte & Mackay portfolio. This was not always the case though. The blenders purchased it from the Mackenzie family in 1960, having been long-standing customers. Due to the long-running importance of it to their blends, their distillery bottlings of its single malt were limited to a 12 year old expression. Nowadays however, it is positioned as a luxury brand, rubbing shoulder with the likes of Macallan, and is globally recognised.