The Dalmore 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Select Highland Single Malt is the latest addition to The Dalmore’s award-winning Principal Collection and now, to the Dapper Chapper Bar.
Master Distiller Richard Paterson selected three cask partners from Andalucia – Tevasa, Vasyma and Paez. Together they curated the perfect oak casks and created a bespoke sherry blend to season these casks in order to realise the exact flavour profile desired by Paterson.
This single malt begins its life in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, where it spends ten years maturing; meanwhile the European and American oaks are selected for their active, extractive qualities, and crafted into casks. A bespoke sherry blend of aged oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry is crafted, filling the casks for a full finish of up to three years. The result is an assemblage of sherry cask finishes, each gifting layers of sherry and oak influence for a sweet fruit and decadent spice drinking experience.
On the nose, it reveals fragrant caramelised orange, rich ginger and sultanas laced with honey; to taste, the dark chocolate synonymous with The Dalmore combines with freshly crushed almonds and a dusting of cinnamon. To finish, the sweet influence of Pedro Ximénez introduces hints of sweet mangoes, panna cotta and lemon sponge cake.
The Aroma: Caramelised orange, ginger and sultanas, laced with honey
On the Palate: Dark chocolate and crushed almonds with a dusting of cinnamon
Finishing Notes: Sweet mangos, panna cotta and lemon sponge cake
Whisky details: Initial maturation in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and finished in American & European casks from 3 different Andalucian cooperages (Tevasa, Vasyma, Paez), each of which previously held a unique blend of aged oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry.
ABV: 70cl, 43%
The Dalmore 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Select is available to purchase in the UK exclusively from The Whisky Shop, in store and online. RRP £72.