The Dalmore’s noble heritage dates back to 1263 when Colin of Kintail, Chief of the Mackenzie clan, saved King Alexander III from the fury of a charging stag. In recognition of this noble act the King granted the Mackenzie Clan the right to use the 12 pointed Royal stag emblem on their coat of arms.
When descendants of the Clan became owners of The Dalmore distillery in 1867, the Royal Stag became the recognisable icon that proudly adorns each bottle of The Dalmore today; an emblem which encapsulates a rich past whilst also embodying a promise that The Dalmore will remain at the pinnacle of single malt craftsmanship.
The Dalmore approach to making whisky treasures the sanctity of the cask. Their precious spirit is finessed in exceptional casks, hand selected by Master Distiller Richard Paterson and sourced from the world’s finest bodegas and wineries.
The Dalmore house style derives from a close and trusted relationship that was forged with sherry house González Byass over 100 years ago. The rare casks, which have previously held 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry, are exclusive to The Dalmore. These casks enrich the signature chocolate and orange character of Dalmore whisky with rich and nutty flavours. To create a more complex character, some of their whiskies benefit from an extra maturation in additional casks.