Relighting the Cigar Malt

Back in 1998, The Dalmore became the first distillery to create a single-malt scotch specifically for cigar smokers. Of course, this made perfect sense, as there was a cigar boom going on in America—one of The Dalmore’s biggest markets—and the distillery’s master blender, Richard Paterson, was an avid cigar smoker. Appropriately, the spirit was called […]

Scotch with a Caribbean Flair

Most single-malt Scotch is aged in either ex-bourbon barrels or sherry casks, or a combination of both. Depending on the geographic origin of the oak, each imparts its own distinctive flavors to the aged spirit, with American oak producing more floral notes, while European oak sherry casks result in a slightly darker, spicier whisky. For […]

The Dalmore Clan Mackenzie Whisky

In 1263 the chief of the Clan Mackenzie saved King Alexander’s life; in gratitude, the king granted the clan permission to portray the royal stag’s head, which appears on every bottle of The Dalmore today. To commemorate this event, a limited-edition single-malt whisky, Clan Mackenzie, was created last year. Aged for 12 years in refilled […]

The Dalmore 1263 King Alexander III Whisky

Of all the single malts created by The Dalmore master distiller Richard Paterson, this is the most complex. It is a compilation of whiskies aged for 20 to 40 years in a variety of woods, including French wine barriques, Madeira drums, sherry butts, port pipes, and bourbon and Sicilian marsala barrels. The result is a […]

Dalmore 1263 King Alexander III

Tasting Notes This is a muscular single malt, with layer upon layer of complexities, including red berries, oranges, lemon, nuts, and cedar. Worth Knowing Master Blender Richard Paterson has outdone himself with this masterpiece, a compilation of whiskies that have been aging in French wine barriques, Madeira drums, sherry butts, Sicilian marsala barrels, port pipes, […]