Whisky Dalmore 12 years, gift box, 0.7 L
- Barrel aging:
In sweet vanilla taste whiskey felt orange, coffee and cardamom.
Whiskey scent of oranges, prunes, chocolate and marzipan.
Dalmore 12 years serves as an aperitif and digestif, served neat or diluted with water, it is recommended in combination with coffee, desserts and fruits.
Dalmore 12 years - the living embodiment of the style distillery Dalmore, specializing in complex and balanced composition of whiskey. Aged in oak barrels from the American bourbon for 9 years, Dalmore 12 years has a spicy citrus aroma with sweet vanilla flavor. Further exposure of whiskey was held partly in barrels of bourbon and a 30-year-old barrels of Oloroso sherry.
Dalmore distillery is located in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, on the north shore of the Bay of Firth of Cromarty, among the rich natural resources: deep clean Loch Mori and coastal soils of the Black Isle (Black Isle), give birth to a gorgeous golden barley. Dalmore exclusively engaged in the production of single malt whiskey since 1839. For nearly a century distillery was owned Clan Mackenzie. Adorns each bottle deer head is taken from the coat of arms of the Mackenzie. The story goes that in 1263 a distant ancestor Mackenzie saved on the hunt of King Alexander III, killing a deer with one arrow. In gratitude, the king granted him the right to represent the coat of arms deer head with twelve branches on the horns, which means "royal", and the slogan "Save the King."
Despite the fact that today the plant changed owners, a decisive influence on the Clan Mackenzie whiskey production is shown to this day. Save Style whiskey formulation of its production and even old equipment. Some distillation cubes, set at the factory, dated 1874 year. Unusual design cubes. Four of them have flat tops rather than the usual "swan neck" that allows heavier alcohols and characteristic. The remaining four cubes have a unique water of the outer cylinder around the "neck", which provide continuous cooling copper and more thorough cleaning with alcohol.
Another feature of the plant Dalmore - how aging whiskey. There is an old Scottish proverb: "The tree makes whiskey." By law, Scotch whiskey must be aged in oak barrels. In Dalmore uses two types of drums - from the American and European oak. Each type brings its scents, displacing whiskey heavier unwanted. Used and old barrels of bourbon or sherry, which also adds the whiskey nuances of aroma and taste. When the master distiller plant Dalmore believes that whiskey has matured and is ready for bottling, he chooses whiskey barrels from both species and combines them together. Then, he again returns already mixed in whiskey barrels for another four months to calm down components, fully united and coordinated with each other. As a result, whiskey gets an excellent balance of flavors: original fresh fruit complemented by notes of sweet vanilla and coconut from American barrels of bourbon and aromatic spices with hints of dried fruit from the European red oak sherry.