To make this Dalmore King Alexander III, Master Distiller Richard Paterson has selected a range of differently-aged malts matured in a mixure of French wine casks, Madeira drums, Sherry butts, Marsala barrels, Port pipes and Bourbon barrels from Kentucky. A remarkable feat of blending.
As I loved this dram and agree that it is indeed a remarkable feat of blending, 40% ABV bottling is heart-breaking since it has obviously brought down the much greater potential of this otherwise great dram. It should have been bottled at a relatively higher strength as in the example of Dalmore's Clan Mackenzie series. I'd rather spend my £120.00 on a dram that is unadulterated. Still 90/100, which I presume could have been as high as 93 points otherwise.
- Scotch Fan , 27th May
This was my whisky of choice for my wedding. Tremendous. Every sip results in one of those noises of appreciation. ooooohhhhh lovely.
- anonymous, 18th March
superB and smooth
- JJF, 17th Nov '12
Great news! I'm just about to buy one for a friend's special birthday. I'm sure he'll share some with me :) I love giving presents like that!
- Steve R, 13th Jun '12
Absolutely superb with a smoky but not overpowering flavour. It's also incredibly smooth and has no bite which makes in very pleasant to drink. Lovely.
- Nick, 2nd Apr '12
I recently purchased my second bottle from TWE, bought on the reviews here and have yet to open either. I hoping they are worth the wait. They certainly look the business
- Billy M, 9th Jan '12
Excellent Whiskey, Simply the Best I've drunk so far !!...worth the Money !
- Juan M Prieto- Miami, 9th Nov '11
Very sherried and little peat. If you like them smooth and easy to drink this is very good. Not a patch on Glenlivet XXV though!
- Pav, 8th Jul '11
I just bought one of these because i'm very much a Dalmore fan. Reading these reviews makes me even more excited.I also second the above comment - Richard Paterson is indeed a genius.
- Steve Rainbow, 13th Apr '11
Absolutely one of the best whiskey I have ever tasted. My daughter bought a bottle for me at the Edinburg Airport (God bless her) She knows I love whiskey, but this one just hit the bullet.Thank God she's studying at the Stirling Uni and is a frequent traveler.
- Jonhedin H. Trondheim, 31st Mar '11
I bought a bottle couple of years a go... never opened.Now with all this good comments, I think I'm gone taste it .
- Juan M prieto, 10th Mar '11
A truly magnificent whisky. Elegant and exceptionally smooth. Worth the money!!
- Ari Papadopoulos, 27th Feb '11
Am about to open my third bottle! this is simply superb. Seductively easy to drink, even neat, a true leader of the pack John M Cooper
- John M Cooper, 14th Oct '10
a truly sumptuos and exquisite whisky if ive ever had one. as smooth and as complex as you would like your malt to be, with a nose to die for. epic stuff.
- karl, 31st Aug '09
I tried this at the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, and as experiences go it was a definitive one. I had no idea whisky could taste like this: a wild fruit farm of berries rolling over dark rich peatiness and biscuity maltiness. The neat nose was pure love. If I had more money I would buy this in a heart beat. As it is I'm quite content to settle for the new 15YO. Richard Paterson, you're a genius.
- James Saxon, 31st Jul '09
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