The Dalmore unveils two vintage whiskies

by Melita Kiely

Highland single malt Scotch whisky producer The Dalmore has released two limited edition vintages from 2003 and 2007.

Part of the brand’s Vintage collection, The Dalmore 2003 Vintage and The Dalmore 2007 Vintage were created by master whisky maker Gregg Glass and master distiller Richard Paterson OBE. The 2003 bottling is said to have aromas of manuka honey, dark toffee and aged vanilla pods. The palate offers honey, maple syrup and spiced dark fruits, finishing with English marmalade and sweet spice. Meanwhile, the 2007 expression is said to deliver notes of honey, freshly baked brioche and iced ginger cake on the nose, leading to orange blossom honey, spices and mandarins on the palate. Glass said: ““The time we take each November at The Dalmore is a true highlight of my year. At The Dalmore, every cask is special, but when it comes to a Dalmore Vintage, we assess rare casks by hand, reacquainting ourselves with the character of each whisky. “For a whisky to become a Dalmore vintage we are looking for a distinctive characteristic that distinguishes that single malt above all else that year, a whisky with true potential to shine.” The 2003 vintage has an ABV of 46.9%, and has been priced at RRP £350 (US$420) per bottle. The 2007 vintage sits at 46.5%, and has an RRP of £150 (US$180). They will be available from December in select outlets globally, including Harvey Nichols, Master of Malt, Selfridges, The Whisky Exchange and The Whisky Shop. In May 2022, parent company Whyte & Mackay submitted a planning application to expand its single malt distillery The Dalmore. Furthermore, earlier this year the brand released a limited edition 21-year-old whisky, described as the pinnacle of its Principal Collection.

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