Dalmore Valour Highland Single Malt Whisky 1 l
- The Dalmore
- Alcoholic strength:
- 40 %
Price per liter: € 45.99/l
The Dalmore Valour single malt Scotch reminds of the story behind the 12-pointed Royal Stag
The Dalmore Distillery created the fantastic Dalmore Valour Highland Whisky exclusively for the travel retail and in honour of Colin of Kintail who saved the life of King Alexander III of Scotland.
Due to its maturation in three different kinds of casks the single malt Scotch received a rich, full aroma of mild marzipan, fresh citrus fruits, oranges, sweet caramel, vanilla, hints of port wine and traces of oak.
On the palate dark fruits like sultanas mingle with nuances of oak. Ripe plums and figs as well as malted barley provide a mellow sweetness. Furthermore, a note of dark chocolate combines with thick treacle.
The finish is lasting long and offers flavours of figs, coconut, oranges and dark fruits.
The Dalmore Valour is a Highland whisky that aged in three kinds of barrels. First it was filled in American ex-bourbon casks before getting transferred to Spanish Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Oloroso sherry casks.
Finally, it finished in port pipes from the Portuguese Douro region. The combination of those different kinds of wood with various seasonings makes the Dalmore Valour such a complex single malt.
Valour as a title was chosen in order to remind of Colin of Kintail, who was chief of the Clan Mackenzie.
During a hunting party in 1263 he was the only one who showed valour when King Alexander III of Scotland saw his life threatened by a stag. Colin of Kintail spared the stag and saved the king’s life.
To show his gratitude Alexander III awarded him land, a motto and the right to use the 12-pointed Royal Stag as a crest of the Mackenzie clan.
In 1867 the brothers Andrew, Charles und Alexander Mackenzie took over the distillery and ever since the 12-pointed stag is the emblem of Dalmore. Thus, each of Dalmore’s bottles shows the deer’s head.