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2007 Cromarty's Firth (Dalmore) 13 Year Old "Hepburn's Choice" K&L Exclusive Single Hogshead Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1511212

The Dalmore Distillery is in Alness, a short drive north from Inverness on the firth of Cromarty. The North Coast boasts one of the most beautiful sceneries in all of Scotland and is quickly becoming a world-renowned destination for Scotch lovers and driving enthusiasts alike. Amazingly, this is the first Dalmore we've ever bottled for the shop. We don't see much Dalmore on the open market at all and when we do it's nearly triple the price we'd ever pay. The Dalmore brand gets a bad rap from some of the whisky cognoscenti, thanks to their high prices, low abvs and ubiquitous use of caramel coloring. There's some inexplicable desire to be seen ultra-luxurious, perhaps another Macallan of sorts, but of course, there can only be one - Luxury Highlander! And so Dalmore remains relatively obscure to the broader market and our understanding of the spirit is limited because we rarely get to taste it in its natural cask strength form. Indeed, almost all the Dalmore we get has some sherry or other wine cask finish incorporated in its composition. This, on the other hand, is Dalmore 'Au Naturel.' Aged for just over 13 years in a refill hogshead and bottled, as all our single casks are, at cask strength without chill filtration or additives of any kind. The whisky is classically highland with wisps of vanilla, creamy orchard fruit, some bright refreshing maltiness and a twinge of salty sea air. This cask includes one tiny drop of 13 yo Teaninich to get us in the Blended Malt category.


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By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/12/2021 | Send Email
This whisky is literally the first Dalmore we've ever bottled for the store. That's not because we haven't seen other casks of Dalmore in our years of searching Scotland, it's because normally when we see one -even a young hogshead on like this-they're typically outrageously expensive. I haven't been able to figure out if that's the power of the brand itself or simply the rarity and reputation of the whisky. Maybe it's a chicken and the egg issue. Needless to say when we can sell a cask strength single barrel for less than the distillery's 12 year at 80 proof, we're all ears. But this whisky isn't just about the details on paper, it's about experiencing a really high quality malt, in its natural form, for maybe the first time. Let's have a taste. Immediately the purity and power are clear. Pure malted barley, just freshly toasted. The rawness of yeasty dough, hints of bitter almonds and grapefruit peel. On the palate, darker roasted barley, some herbal/vegetal flavors, relatively dry with almost bitter chocolate striking the mid palate. Like all these youngish hogsheads -we are obligated to taste this with a bit of good quality water. Just a few drops brings out more bitter citrus, hints of honey and fresh leaves. The palate becomes significantly spicier at first but with a few more drops it mellows. Still as it fades a long, big peppery spice takes hold. Despite the light color the flavors of DARK. Caramelized barley sugars, bitter chocolate, earthy wood, roasted spices. Not for the faint of heart by any means, but if you like a big rich and spicy malt driven whisky, you've might have found your poison. I actually like this right out of the bottle as much as with a bit of water, but it does hold its water well and continue to open and change with each drop you add. A really fun one to play with and a great value to say the least.

By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/10/2020 | Send Email
This bottle is a coup for Dalmore fans. It's impossible to get the spirit direct from the distillery without being proofed way back and laden with sherry (or for a reasonable price....). Here we have it all - refill hogshead lets the spirit shine. No coloring, no filtration, no water added. It's unadulterated Dalmore and it's damn near perfect. Vanilla custard, vanilla shortbread, and vanilla beans dominate the nose. A bit of fresh hay resides in the background. The palate is vivacious. It's got spunk, zip, pluck, whatever you wanna call it, it's alive and kickin'. Frankly a quality I don't associate with the ultra rich and smooth OBs (not bad, just different). To me this is exciting and engaging in a total different way. We have been offered a few Dalmore casks in the past, but the price is typically prohibitive. With Scottish partners and the tariff free teaspoon, this was too good to pass up.

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