The Dalmore distillery sits on the shore of the Cromarty Firth in the North East Highlands. It was founded way back in 1839 by Alexander Matheson with the fortune he’d made from opium trading in the Far East. For a short time the facility was home to a deep sea mine production operated by the Royal Navy. They had a little accident during their tenure and left the site in a rather sad way after an explosion and subsequent fire in 1920, destroying much of the distillery. Fortunately Dalmore was back in production by 1922, and continues to make excellent whisky today.
Nose: Cherry, croissants with coffee, packed with malt.
Palate: More dried fruit, now with apricot and pear joining the cherry. Still malt-forward.