This is a luxurious and exclusive bottling from Dalmore. The whisky was initially matured in American oak casks before being matured in red wine casks from a Chateau in the St Estephe region of Bordeaux. beautifully presented this is a very special whisky indeed.
Ask #WhiskySanta for Dalmore 1973.
He'll grant one wish per day until Christmas...
Rich Christmas cake notes on the nose with further aromas of rum-soaked raisins, dried currants and brandy cream. The palate is rich and chocolatey underpinned by warm winter spices and black cherries. The finish is as long as would be expected with notes of sandalwood and home-made toffees.
Until I had this, my favorites were two from Glenmorangie: Claret and Claret 21. They now hold a respectable 2nd and 3rd place in my heart, as Dalmore 1973 easily displaced them.
This was my first Dalmore, and I consider it a privilege to enjoy a spirit like this. I hope you all get to do the same, some day.
9th April 2013
two words: reindeer poop
18th December 2012