Dalmore The Rivers Collection 2011 (4 x 70cl, 40%)
Produced in order to raise £400,000 in funds to go towards the protection of some Scotland's most iconic waterways.
The full collection of season 2011 malts when the first time the Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed trustees have worked together.
Each expression within the Dalmore Rivers collection has been individually matured in a combination of bourbon American White Oak and the finest Oloroso "Matuselem" sherry wood from world-renowned bodega Gonzalez Byass, Spain. Each whisky in the Dalmore Rivers Collection retains the signature Dalmore style but each is very different from the other.
The Dee Dram - The River Dee is revered the world over for its picturesque beauty, clean crisp waters and of course its exceptional salmon fishing.
The Spey Dram - The River Spey is world-renowned as a classic Salmon fishing river which runs through the heart of Scotland's malt whisky country.
The Tweed Dram - The Tweed is the most prolific Salmon river in the British Isles, flowing through the historic borders.
The Tay Dram - The mighty river Tay, is the largest of Scotland's great Salmon rivers, the 'Silvery Tay' is steeped in fishing legends.
In recognition of the various trusts a donation was made to the Tay Foundation, Tweed Foundation, Spey Foundation and Dee Trust when these bottles were originally on the market.
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.