On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: A bottle of Dalmore
This Christmas we’re asking you to help us select the Cask 88 ‘Scottish Distillery of the Year’, as part of our ‘The 12 Drams of Christmas’ campaign. Dalmore distillery is one of our 12 chosen distilleries, find out more about the campaign and how to vote for your favourites. Click Here.
Why do we love Dalmore?
Dalmore is easily one of the most recognisable and valued brands of Scottish single malt whisky in the world, thanks to its sherried finish but more notably the silver stags head that adorns every bottle. The stags head has been the family emblem of the Clan Mackenzie ever since a member of the clan saved Alexander III, King of Scots, from being gored by a stag in 1263. The distillery was created back in 1839 by Alexander Matheson but sold to the Mackenzies in 1891, retaining ownership until merging with Whyte & Mackay Ltd in 1960. This now luxury brand achieves some of the highest prices paid for its sherried whisky, achieved through a long-standing use of Matusalem Oloroso sherry butts from the historic house of Gonzales Byass.
Dalmore is known for their core releases of 12, 15 and 18-year-old expressions or ultra limited releases of older whisky and we always have a selection of Dalmore in our online store, a great example being the Dalmore 21-Year-Old, 1985
This limited edition Dalmore 21 Year Old was distilled in the Scottish Highlands in 1985 and then bottled in 2006 at a cask strength of 51.50% ABV.
How to vote for Dalmore as Cask 88’s Scottish Distillery of the Year
To vote for Dalmore, simply retweet this post on Twitter. You can vote for more than one distillery, simply retweet the posts that highlight all your favourites. Find out more about ‘The Twelve Drams of Christmas‘.