The Dalmore 25. Image courtesy Whyte & Mackay.October 21, 2013 – The Dalmore has had many expressions in its permanent range over the years, but is now adding a 25-year-old expression for the first time, though in limited numbers. The Whyte & Mackay-owned distillery will release 3,000 bottles of The Dalmore 25 annually, with a recommended retail price of £600 ($970 USD).

Master Blender Richard Paterson created the new expression using a complex combination of American white oak casks, Palomino Fino Sherry casks, first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, and Tawny Port pipes from Portugal. In a news release, Paterson explained the influence of the complex combination on the final result:

“The Dalmore 25 is matured in casks that have previously housed a very special grape which creates a sweeter style of sherry. As a result, the cask has gifted a wonderful palate of orange peel, chocolate truffles and spiced gingerbread.”

The Dalmore 25 is being unveiled at this week’s TFWA travel retail conference in Cannes, France. Availability has not been announced, but is likely to start with the travel retail market.

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