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March 11, 2013 – The Dalmore is releasing a new travel retail expression, Valour, for the travel retail market. It will initially be available at Qatar Duty Free during March, with a wider release to other regions during 2013.
The Dalmore Valour is a blend of three different cask finishes. Whyte & Mackay Master Blender Richard Paterson used single malt initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks from the Jim Beam distilleries in Kentucky, followed by a period of time in 30-year-old Matusalem Oloroso Sherry butts from the Gonzales Byass bodega in Spain. The finishing touch was a brief period in Port pipes from the Duoro region of Portugal.
Valour is bottled at 40% ABV, and will have a recommended retail price of around $72 USD per bottle.