Whiskey collectors re eagerly awaiting April 1 this year for the Dalmore chose April Food’s Day as the launch date for their exorbitantly priced 45 year single malt scotch whisky. The Dalmore 45 was first matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and then transferred into two different Vintage Graham’s Port Colheita pipes, dating from 1961 and 1963. The scotch was then was married together in first fill American white oak ex-bourbon casks.
The Dalmore 45 boasts flavors of red berries, soft licorice, crushed hazelnuts, bitter chocolate and Manuka honey, as well as the sweetness of sticky toffee pudding, Bramley apples and juicy dates. Meanwhile the aroma has notes of molasses, toffee, treacle cake, Sanguinello blood oranges, and almonds. The Dalmore 45 was bottled at 40% abv.
The decanter for this exquisite whisky is equally striking. Designed by Baccarat, the handblown decanters feature the Dalmore’s 12 point Royal Stag emblem produced by Royal Warrant Holders Hamilton & Inches. Just 500 bottles will be released this year. Each one is priced at $12,500.
Master Distiller Richard Paterson said, “By personally selecting the very finest American white oak ex-bourbon casks and Port Colheita Pipes from 1961 and 1963, I have been able to create a truly unique expression which is indulgent and smooth with a vibrant and lively flavor profile. It takes time, dedication and passion to create an expression like The Dalmore 45 and age has gracefully matured this distinguished spirit to make it one of The Dalmore’s greatest aged spirits. This is a very special whisky, which I would describe as flawless perfection.”