Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Two New Dalmore Expressions To Try

We are in a very fortunate position in that we are located not far from the Dalmore Distillery. I went for a visit today to go for a tour and in the visitors shop I found these two expressions.

The Dalmore 1991 vintage is only a available normally at the Dalmore Distillery. This expression is a single cask, bottled at cask strength.

The Dalmore is there worlds most revered single malt. This is due in no small part to a band of craftsmen and women, well versed in the Dalmores time honoured traditions. The skill, passion and judgement of these 13 meticulous artisans can be found in every precious drop of the Dalmore. To celebrate their art, they have created the Dalmore Distillery Exclusive, an exclusive vintage especially chosen by those who know best the magnificent malt's every intricate detail.

The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive is a vintage 1991, drawn from cask 446 after a 20 year slumber in American white oak casks.

Nose - Generous and rewarding on the nose. Aromas of warm citrus fruits, toffee apple, luscious mango and creamy caramel are followed closely with notes of bitter dark chocolate, apricots and figs.

Taste - As the delightful scents give way, the palate is rewarded with a wonderful sensory combination of thick chunky marmalade, roasted Java coffee, crushed pecan nuts and liquorice. Fleshy pear, honey, vanilla and the tang of caramerlised creme brulee brings this cornucopia of delights to a perfect conclusion.

The Dalmore 1995 Vintage 'Age of Exploration' expression can normaly only be found in travel retail and at the Dalmore Distillery.

The beautiful island of Madeira was Colonised by Prince Henry of Portugal during the ledendary 'Age of Exploration'. The Dalmore vintage 1995 has been beautifully finessed in Madeira Barrels, and it is in tribute to the pioneering aproach of the time that they have named this remarkable expression.

Tasting Notes.

Set to cask on 30th March 1995. First stored in American white oak then 3 years in Madeira barrels, before final ageing for 1 year in Matusalem Oloroso sherry butts. Amber gold in colour, with copper honey highlights.

On the nose, enticing fragrances of apricot, pear, sweet mango and bergamot drift in perfect harmony. A sensual fusion of the finest Madeira, Matusalem sherry and bourbon woods delivers forest fruits, walnuts, bitter chocolate and grapefruit, with whispers of pecan pie and creme Brulee. Expressions of ogen melon, glazed oranges and nutmeg slowly ebb away, completing this exhilarating exploration of memorable flavours.

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