The Dalmore King Alexander III

Dalmore BottleA brilliant single malt Scotch from the folk at The Dalmore. According to their website, it was “crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland’s King in 1263, this expression unites six specially selected casks housing spirit of perfect maturity. Whiskies matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques are brought together in perfect harmony. Each cask gives its own flavour notes, delivering a unique complex single malt whisky revered by connoisseurs.”

It won a gold medal in 2009 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

I found this deep copper whiskey to to a very exciting and rewarding drink.

The nose is an enticing and inviting mix of sweet vanilla, orange, banana and apple. Fruits and florals invite you in without becoming too sweet or syrupy.

The body is a smooth blend of flavors with spiced orange coming first to mind. Some smooth chocolate helps hold the flavors together while a little time spent airing out pulls plum, raisins and other dried fruits onto the palate.

The dram finishes with a warming burn and an aftertaste of orange, cinnamon and chocolate.

80° proof: $230/bottle

4/5 Dram Rating