Dalmore

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Type: Highland

Known for: whacking great stag’s head emblem on their bottles, punchy deep whiskies with plenty of character

And: the oldest stills in Scotland and the world’s most expensive whisky, the £100,000 Dalmore Trinitas 64-year-old

Contact:

www.thedalmore.com

Dalmore distillery, Alness, Ross-shire, IV17 0UT. 01349 882362

Overview:

You could be forgiven for writing Dalmore off as gimmick merchants given the distillery’s record for releasing headline grabbing editions, especially last year’s £100k a bottle limited edition (three bottles only) Dalmore Trinitas 64.

But look beyond these wallet-emptying miscreants and you’ll find a gorgeous distillery steeped in history that packs a cracking range of big hitting palate busters with the power to age superbly. Even at the 12-year-old stage (£99,970-odd cheaper than the Trinitas at around £30 a bottle), Dalmore is not for the faint hearted but for those who enjoy robust flavours, heady aftertastes and like to be left in no doubt they are drinking rich, powerful whisky.

Buy The Dalmore Scotch whisky from:

The Drink Shop

Master of Malt

The Whisky Exchange

The Dalmore tasting notes:

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