The Dalmore 15 year old was first launched in 2007
The Dalmore 15-Year-Old is the second in a series which is known as the Principal Collection, which begins with the 12-year-old incarnation. As the name implies and the label clearly states, The 15 is a single malt which is aged for 15 years. The maturation process includes separating the whisky involved into three equal parts after spending an initial 12 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks.
Each third is then fated to aging in a unique sherry wood: namely Amoroso, Apostles, and Matusalem oloroso. The Dalmore spends three years aging in these sherry woods before being brought back together in an upstanding sherry butt.
A favourite expression in the Dalmore stable, this 15-year-old is elegant and smooth, with lipsmacking texture and the flawless balance one would expect from blending maestro Richard Paterson.
Nose: A chocolate orange. Potpourri, perfumed. Fruitcake, Sherry.
Palate: Medium, lovely delivery. Zesty orange, Curaçao, chocolate. Winter spice, stem ginger in syrup. Hints of anise and a little hickory.
Finish: Malty barley and smoky espresso.
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International Spirits Challenge
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International Wine & Spirit Competition