The Dalmore Principal Collection Features New 21 Year Old Highland Single Malt

The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky recently introduced a new 21 Year Old, an important whisky in the brand’s Principal Collection.

This expression will be an annual release, and is limited to only 8,000 bottles available in the US.

In a statement from the distiller, The Dalmore 21 is described as the essence of the carefully-composed spirit produced by The Dalmore’s stills, with a character developed over two decades.

The Dalmore 21 Year Old

The Dalmore 21 Year Old (image via The Dalmore)

This new expression rests for an initial period in American white oak, ex-bourbon barrels. The whisky is then matured in rare casks sourced from sherry makers Gonzalez Byass of Jerez, Spain.

These casks were previously used within the solera system to produce The Dalmore’s 30 Year Old Matusalem oloroso sherry.

The distiller’s notes show that The Dalmore 21 features the brand’s characteristic flavors of bitter chocolate, Seville blood orange and subtle spice. The Dalmore team sought to create harmony in this whisky, balancing the characteristics of Colombian coffee on the nose, sweet liquorice on the palette and peaches on the finish.

Master Whisky Maker Gregg Glass said that only after 21 years can a whisky of this quality and depth emerge, creating a distinguished single malt.

“The Dalmore 21 Year Old is a result of patience and craftsmanship which we’re tremendously proud to celebrate,” he said. “We created this spirit for those looking for the finest of whiskies, whilst also creating an opportunity for those embarking on their whisky journey to try something truly inspirational and remarkable.”

The Dalmore Principal Collection features nine single malt whiskies, each an expression of what’s described as The Dalmore’s depth and finesse. The Collection features The Dalmore King Alexander III and The Dalmore 18 Year Old, with The Dalmore 21 Year Old as the newest addition to the range.

The Dalmore 21 Year Old, bottled at 43.8% ABV, is available with a suggested retail price of £575.


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