The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky introduced a new 30-Year-Old Expression today, the first of what its plans to be an annual tradition of releasing a limited-edition 30-Year bottling. The goal being to allow Dalmore enthusiasts to experience a “different masterpiece” each year.
“This new annual release, although instantly collectible, is intended for whisky fans seeking the finest Scotch whisky to enjoy every year and we’re proud that it is a celebration of our longstanding relationship with Graham’s Port,” explains Whisky Maker Gregg Glass. “The Dalmore 30 Year Old 2021 Edition is the result of our shared patience and dedication to craftsmanship of over more than 180 years, creating an exquisite Single Malt which is divinely decadent with every drop.”
For the 2021 Edition, The Dalmore aged the whisky first in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels before transferring it into exquisitely rare 30 Year Old Tawny Port Pipes from Graham’s Port. The brand says that “the aged Tawny Port Pipes work in harmony with The Dalmore’s characteristic house style to create a truly masterful whisky that delivers stunning depth and a long, gripping finish.”
“It’s wonderful to see this series come to life with the launch of The Dalmore 30 Year Old,” says Charles Symington, Head Winemaker for Graham’s. “Our rare 30 Year Old Tawny Port is an exceptional liquid that we are tremendously proud of and its complex palate works beautifully with The Dalmore’s whisky to create something truly special.”
The Dalmore 30 Year Old limited release is presented in a framed purple case. As for how it tastes, The Dalmore says that the whisky has an aroma of candied orange, treacle toffee, morello cherries and freshly baked brioche. On the palette you’ll get black forest fruits, pear tarte tatin and Victorian plums, and the whisky has a finish of Madagascan vanilla pod, Napoleon cake and shaved almonds.
If you want to get a taste, you might have to work for it. Only 200 bottles of the 42.8% whisky will be made available nationwide. Each bottle is priced at $5,500. If you want to snag one, Wally’s Wine & Spirits, Total Wine & More, and Wine.com will all definitely be getting a few bottles for sale.