Dalmore unveils 2017 distillery exclusive

by Melita Kiely

Luxury Highland single malt Scotch whisky The Dalmore has released its 2017 limited edition distillery bottling – a 2000 vintage.

Up to 270 bottles of the The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive Vintage 2000 will be available to purchase, bottled at its natural cask strength of 52% abv. First matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels, this year’s distillery exclusive has been finished in handpicked Californian Merlot barriques for five years before bottling. The whisky will be available from the Highland-based distillery at an RRP of £200 per 700ml bottle. Richard Paterson, Dalmore master distiller, who is celebrating his 50th year in the whisky industry this year, said: “The Dalmore Distillery, located on the picturesque shore of the Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands, is my go-to place for inspiration and reflection. “It is here that I first considered how best to combine one of my favourite red wines with the distillery’s deep and complex new make spirit. “Bottled at natural strength and with notes of chocolate truffle, coffee and black toffee, this year’s exclusive distillery release is a treat worth snapping up for any visitors to our distillery.”