Dalmore 18 Year Old - older presentation (70cl, 43%)
This 18 year old expression harnesses bolder notes. A robust and formidable whisky, The Dalmore 18 year old showcases the result of extended maturation and the influence of the wood. An evolution of The Dalmore house style, this 18 year old expression was launched in 2009 is aged for 14 years in American White oak ex-bourbon casks, and then finished in Matusalem Oloroso sherry casks for the final 4 year maturation.
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.