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Dalmore

Dalmore might just be the most legendary distillery in the world, when it comes to creating stunning whisky with real provenance. Even the distillery itself looks incredible, as it overlooks the Cromarty Firth - an estuary from whose banks rise impressive slopes specked with green thicket and wooded copse.

The classic 12 and 15 year old have long been a mainstay for lovers of rich highland whisky, and the master blender, Richard Patterson, is one of the industry’s best loved celebrities. As well as working at Dalmore, Richard blends for Isle of Jura as well as Whyte and Mackay. Not one to shy from experimentation, he makes use of varying barley strains and age old vintages, which he blends with all the talent of a modern day alchemist.

A recent slew of ultra premium whiskies have cemented the distillery as one with true éclat, and under Patterson we’ve seen record prices paid for super aged drams. In 2002, at McTear’s auction house in Glasgow, £25,877.50 was reached for a 62 year old bottle of Dalmore single malt, setting a new record for the highest price paid for a bottle of Scotch whisky. That was surpassed in 2009 when a whopping £27,600 was reached for Dalmore Oculus, which contained whiskies from 1878, 1922, 1926, 1939 and 1951! Truly a historic single malt…

Dalmore was founded by Alexander Matheson in 1839 and now stands as Whyte and Mackay’s largest distillery as well as being the flagship for the brand. With four pairs of stills, Dalmore has a capacity of 4.2 million litres per annum and operates at near capacity, but still retains its quality and character.

The house style is undeniably one of rich, full-bodied whisky, with orange, chocolate and coffee flavours and Dalmore whisky is regularly enjoyed as a post dinner digestif.

Dalmore Whisky Distillery

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About Dalmore Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01349 882362

Distillery Founded

1839

Distillery Capacity

4 200 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Address

Alness, Ross-Shire

Distillery Owner

Whyte & Mackay Ltd (United Spirits)

Distillery Website

www.thedalmore.com

1839

Alexander Matheson founds the distillery and lets it to the Sunderland family.

1867

The brothers Charles, Andrew and Alexander Mackenzie run the distillery.

1874

The number of stills is increased to four.

1886

Alexander Matheson dies.

1891

Sir Kenneth Matheson sells the distillery for £14,500 to the Mackenzie brothers.

1917

The Royal Navy moves in to start manufacturing of American mines.

1920

The Royal Navy moves out and leaves behind a distillery damaged by an explosion.

1922

The distillery is in production again. Andrew Mackenzie and the Royal Navy disagree on compensation for the damages.

1956

Floor malting is replaced by Saladin box.

1960

Mackenzie Brothers (Dalmore) Ltd merges with Whyte & Mackay and forms the company Dalmore-Whyte & Mackay Ltd.

1966

The number of stills is increased from four to eight.

1982

The Saladin box is abandoned.

1990

American Brands buys Whyte & Mackay.

1996

Whyte & Mackay changes name to JBB (Greater Europe).

2001

Through management buy-out, JBB (Greater Europe) is bought from Fortune Brands and changes name to Kyndal Spirits.

2002

A 62 year old Dalmore is sold at McTear’s auction for £25,877.50 and becomes the world’s so far most expensive bottle of whisky. Kyndal Spirits changes name to Whyte & Mackay.

2004

A new visitor centre opens.

2005

Black Pearl, with six months on Madeira barrels, is launched.

2007

United Spirits buys Whyte & Mackay. 15 year old, 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 40 year old are released.

2008

1263 King Alexander III and Vintage 1974 are released.

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A 1981 vintage Dalmore with a limited outturn of just 484 bottles, beautifully packaged too. This was given a "finesse" in Amoroso sherry casks.  More info
Dalmore 1980
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The 1980 vintage Dalmore is astonishing. Packed to the rafters with incredible house character and a wonderful maturity too.  More info
$462.55
Dalmore Dee Dram 2010
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A special Dalmore bottled to help raise money for the River Dee Trust - a conservation trust which improves the habitat along the tributaries, helps ease obstructions to fish migration and plants...  More info
$132.74
A single cask from Dalmore, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 11th September 1990, matured for 17 years in sherry butt number 9411, and bottled on the 25th March 2008 at cask strength...  More info
A rich, spicy 12 year old from the Dalmore distillery. This was distilled in the December of 1995 and aged in hogshead number 9421. Bottled for the Dun Bheagan range in 2008 as part of a release of...  More info
Distilled at Dalmore in January 1990 and aged in a refill butt and finished in Amontillado sherry butt number 6054 before bottling in 2010 April. A release of 455 bottles from Douglas Laing's Old Malt...  More info
19 year old Dalmore, this was distilled on the 11th September 1990 and aged in sherry butt number 9421 before bottling on the 12th April 2010. A release of 477 Signatory decanter bottles.  More info
A rich and full bodied Dalmore from the Old Malt Cask range. This was distilled in December 1976, and aged in a rum finished hogshead (cask 6632) before bottling in October 2010. A release of just 98...  More info
This was bottled in 2011, after a successful bottling in 2010 celebrating the UK's best salmon river (we know what you're thinking, yes it's about time the River Tweed gets some props). Dalmore...  More info
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Dalmore launched the Rivers Collection with the aim of raising £400,000 to help conserves four of Scotland's best loved fishing rivers. The Tay dram was aged in bourbon and Oloroso sherry, and Dalmore...  More info
Dalmore donates a good proportion from the sale of each bottle of Dalmore Spey Dram to the River Spey foundation. The whisky is aged in Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks, and it full of flavour.  More info
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Bottled for a good cause, this was released by Dalmore to help raise money for the River Dee, a popular Scottish salmon fishing river. They've also released bottles in honour of the rivers Tay, Tweed...  More info
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After the success of the Dalmore Mackenzie bottling of 2010, this release was launched to raise money for the Castle Leod, home to the Mackenzie Clan. This was released in 2011 and boasts a finish in...  More info
$149.68
Distilled on the 11th September 1990 and aged in sherry butt 9424 for 20 years before bottling on the 17th January 2011. A release of 593 numbered bottles.  More info
Distilled on the 29th October 1996 and bottled on the 17th June 2011, this is a delicious cask strength Dalmore. It was aged in a single refill hogshead for 14 years, and the result is loads of...  More info
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