About The Distillery
Dalmore whisky in the bottle is instantly recognisable, often from some distance away. The shape of the bottle and the Stag’s head facing directly at the viewer have become iconic and have likely helped Dalmore to become an iconic whisky of high prestige and luxury.
Dalmore distillery was founded in 1839 in the far rugged north of Scotland, at Alness. In 1878, the young distillery was sold to two brothers of the Mackenzie family and it was then that the symbol of the stag with 12 points on its antlers became part of the whisky’s identity. As legend goes, an ancestor of clan Mackenzie saved the life of King Alexander III when he was charged by a stag. The grateful Monarch awarded clan Mackenzie the right to use the image of the 12-pointed stag ever after. It has brought Dalmore distillery great luck, and excellent branding.
When it comes to distilling, Dalmore walks its own path confidently. Uniquely in Scotland, half of Dalmore’s stills have flat tops, while the other half have cooling water jackets. What this does to the whisky is complicated and incomprehensible to anyone but the masterful distillers at Dalmore, who coax excitingly rich and cereal-noted spirit from this unusual distilling regime. Dalmore, then, is a whisky of unique properties and excitingly dense flavours. Small wonder it is one of Scotland’s most recognisable and highly prized malts.
Buyer’s note: We cannot offer a photo of this cask due to the regulations on Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations that are imposed in the warehouse.