The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has added a 21 Year Old Scotch to its Principal Collection. The Collection features nine single malt whiskies, including the King Alexander III and the 18 Year Old, each said to be an expression of The Dalmore’s depth and finesse.
The Dalmore 21 Year Old initially rests in American white oak, ex-bourbon barrels, and is then aged in rare casks sourced from Sherry makers Gonzalez Byass of Jerez, Spain. These casks were previously used within the solera system to produce The Dalmore’s 30 Year Old Matusalem Oloroso Sherry.
“Having been meticulously crafted and seasoned in the finest 30 years ‘Matusalem’ Oloroso Sherry casks, a spectrum of charm, elegance and refinement awaits you in every mouthful of this aged icon,” says Master Distiller Richard Paterson. “Truly timeless!”
On the nose, the whisky offers Seville oranges, bitter chocolate, Colombian coffee, and vanilla. The palate delivers sweet liquorice sticks, Black Forest fruits, roasted walnuts, and thick marzipan. The finish features peaches, ginseng, pear tarte tatin, and Sanguinello blood oranges.
“Only after 21 years can a whisky of this quality and depth emerge, creating a delectably distinguished Single Malt,” explained Master Whisky Maker Gregg Glass. “The Dalmore 21 Year Old is a result of patience and craftsmanship which we’re tremendously proud to celebrate. We created this spirit for those looking for the finest of whiskies, whilst also creating an opportunity for those embarking on their whisky journey to try something truly inspirational and remarkable.”
This expression will be an annual release, and is limited to only 1,000 bottles available in the U.S.
Bottled at 43.8% ABV,, The Dalmore 21 Year Old is available in select retailers nationwide for $799.99.
For more information, head over to The Dalmore’s official website.
In March, The Dalmore unveiled a 33 Year Old single cask whisky, which it is selling as 223 NFT bottles. In October, the Whyte & Mackay-owned brand debuted its 30 Year Old 2021 Edition, the first bottling in a new annual series.