Bordeaux-aged whisky from Dalmore

23 February, 2011

Whyte & Mackay’s Dalmore distillery is releasing a second limited edition whisky to help raise funds to restore a famous Scottish castle.

Dalmore Castle Leod is named after the spiritual home of the Mackenzie clan, and the whisky follows the launch of the Dalmore Mackenzie expression last year, which raised £20,000 for the castle and other clan projects.

Only 5,000 bottles of Dalmore Castle Leod have been produced, with a UK rrp of £100.

The whisky is finished in casks from a top Bordeaux wine chateau.

Master blender Richard Paterson said: “Having spent its initial maturation in American white oak and Spanish sherry wood, the whisky retains the Dalmore house style of marmalade, vanilla and spice.

“But its final 18 months in Bordeaux wood adds an extra level of pure luxury, as well as a sensual finish of kiwi, sweet pear and sweet mango.”

The Mackenzie family once owned the Dalmore distillery and the clan symbol of the royal stag appears on its bottles, along with the clan’s motto, “I shine, not burn”.

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