The Dalmore releases rare 51-year-old whisky at $107,000 a bottle
Originally distilled in 1966, Dalmore will only release 51 bottles of the premium spirit.
Known for their exceptional malts, Dalmore has released their limited-edition Dalmore Aged 51 Years to much fanfare among whisky critics and enthusiasts. No stranger to longer ageing processes and premium products, their first major release of 2020 will set purchasers back £55,000 (approximately AU$107,000) for one of the 51 bottles available.
The rare expression has been aged in a painstaking process across the past half a century, aged in multiple barrels to incur its distinctive flavour profile. It was initially matured in ex-bourbon casks before it was distributed between Port Colheita 1938 casks, Matusalem sherry casks and first-fill bourbon casks. The spirit was finally reunited in bourbon barrels to finish off the process.
On the nose, The Dalmore Aged 51 Years has delicious hints of blackberry, dried fruits, molasses, liquorice and dark chocolate. According to the tasting notes released by the brand, drinkers will taste sticky Jamaican ginger cake, stewed dried fruits, Madagascan vanilla, Morello cherries and Manuka honey on the palate, finishing with rich chocolate and pineapple.
Presented in a hand-crafted case, complete with quilted leather, this rare whiskey comes in a custom crystal decanter with a polished silver stopper.
Founded in 1867, The Dalmore distillery has become iconic in the world of whiskey for their legendary blends and cask selection process. Master distiller Richard Paterson has been behind the brand for nearly 50 years, and the Dalmore Aged 51 Years has been carefully overseen by him throughout maturation.