The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky recently introduced a new, 14-year-old expression, made exclusively for the U.S. market.
Set to be released this fall, The Dalmore 14 Year is the newest release within The Dalmore Principal Collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, and will begin to hit liquor store shelves this September, with a suggested retail price of $89.99.
The new expression recently received a 94 point score from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, with notes regarding its balanced single malt flavors.
With a royal heritage dating back to King Alexander III of Scotland, it is said The Dalmore Distillery has seen generations of distillers and blenders laying down its renowned single malt.
Today, The Dalmore is led by Master Whisky Maker Gregg Glass, accompanied by Master Distiller and Blender Richard Paterson OBE.
For the 14 Year Old, intense sweetness of the Pedro Ximénez sherry wine casks adds new layers of flavor to The Dalmore’s house style and notes of citrus, liquorice and caramel. The distiller’s notes also find tastes of figs, Medjool dates and maple syrup in The Dalmore 14 Year.
“The Dalmore 14 is a truly exceptional expression combining the beauty of The Dalmore Scotch Whisky from Scotland with the delicacy of rare sherry casks from Spain,” said Glass in a prepared statement. “This whisky showcases delicious notes of citrus and rich caramel, harmoniously balanced. The sweet intensity of sun-drenched Pedro Ximénez sherry wine perfectly complements The Dalmore’s distinctive house style of chocolate orange and subtle spice. Ideal to cherish”
The Dalmore 14 Year is the first release in the Principal Collection to be matured within what’s described as hand-selected rare and aged Pedro Ximénez casks, from the sherry-makers at The House of Gonzalez Byass, in Spain.
The Dalmore Principal Collection features 10 single malts, including The Dalmore King Alexander III, The Dalmore 18 Year Old, and now The Dalmore 14 Year Old.
The Dalmore 14 Year Old clocks in at 87.6 proof.