Dalmore Scotch Whisky Distillery

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The Dalmore Scotch Whisky Distillery is a distillery which produces Scotch whisky, located in the Highlands of Scotland. Its water source is the River Alness.

 

Company history

The distillery was founded in 1839 by Alexander Matheson. The Sunderland family gained ownership in 1870, followed by the MacKenzie family in 1867.

In 1870, Dalmore was the first Single Malt to be exported to Australia.

Dalmore distillery bottlings

Notable whiskies produced by the distillery include:

  • The Dalmore 12 Year Old whisky
  • The Dalmore Gran Reserva whisky
  • The Dalmore 15 Year Old whisky
  • The Dalmore 1263 King ALEXANDER III whisky.

Royal connections

According to the Dalmore’s own website:

“In 1263 the ancestor of Clan Mackenzie saved King Alexander III from being gored by a stag with a single arrow. The grateful King granted him the right to bear a stag’s head in his coat of arms, with the motto ‘Help the King’ (Cuidich ‘ N Righ, in the Gaelic language). The Dalmore Distillery was long owned by the Mackenzie family, and every bottle of The Dalmore is adorned with this noble emblem: a stag’s head, with twelve points to its antlers, signifying a ‘royal’. A reminder of our heroic past and an inspiration for all who taste our Single Highland Malt.”

Collectible bottles

The Dalmore 64 Trinitas retails at £100,000. Only three bottles were ever made.

A bottle of the Dalmore Oculus sold for £27,600 at a Bonhams auction in November 2009.

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