Type: Whiskies
Country: Scotland
Region: Highland
Code: DALM040
In 1263, Colin of Kintail, Chief of the Clan Mackenzie, took a bold decision to stand up and be counted, and felled a charging stag which attacked King Alexander III of Scotland. In return for saving his life, the grateful King gifted the 12-pointed Royal Stag emblem to the Mackenzie Clan as a reward. When descendants of the Mackenzie Clan took over the ownership of The Dalmore distillery in 1867, they continued to honour this brave act and proudly put the 12-pointed Royal Stag on the bottle. ... Read More


The legend of The Dalmore dates back to 1263 when Colin of Kintail Chief of the clan Mackenzie saved King Alexander III of Scotland from a charging stag. As a reward the grateful King granted Colin of Kintail the lands of Eilean Donan the motto ‘Luceo Non Uro’ which translates to ‘I Shine Not Burn’ and the right to use the 12-pointed Royal Stag as the Mackenzie clan crest. The distillery itself was established many years later in 1839 by entrepreneur Alexander Matheson who after 28 years decided it was time to pass the distillery onto new owners. Andrew and Charles Mackenzie came forward and as members of the clan Mackenzie they brought with them the iconic 12-pointed Royal Stag emblem the caberfeidh which has adorned every bottle of The Dalmore since.
Aromas of red berry fruits, fresh flowers and passion fruit. The palate has hints of citrus zest, vanilla pod and creme caramel. Leading to a finish of sweet cinnamon and nutmeg.
Best served neat or with a drop of water.

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