Luxury single malt Scotch The Dalmore has revealed its latest permanent expression – a 40-year-old whisky priced at £6,000, to celebrate renowned Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th anniversary in the whisky industry.
Building on The Dalmore’s pioneering heritage in the art of maturation, The Dalmore 40 has been carefully nurtured and crafted by Paterson.
The Dalmore 40 has been matured in ex-Bourbon casks before spending seven years in Sherry butts used to age González Byass’ 30-year-old Matusalem oloroso, and finally returned once again to first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels.
The whiskey is said to have notes of Colombian coffee and marmalade on the nose, with flavours of gingerbread and honey on the palate leading to a finish of blood oranges, Bramley apples and liquorice.
It is presented in a decanter designed by French crystal house Baccarat, featuring Dalmore’s 12-point Royal Stag emblem, which was created by Royal Warrant holders Hamilton & Inches.
Up to 750 bottles of The Dalmore 40 will be released this year globally through selected whisky specialist retailers. Price available upon request.