The Dalmore
40 years old
2017 Release
Whisky type
Single Malt
The Dalmore Distillery
Highland, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
Limited edition
750 bottles

Review by The Dalmore


The Dalmore 40 has been matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, before being transferred into 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matsualem oloroso sherry butts and finally finished in first fill bourbon barrels.

Presented in a decanter designed by French crystal house Baccarat, the hand-blown decanters are adorned with The Dalmore’s 12 point Royal Stag emblem created by Royal Warrant Holders Hamilton & Inches.

Master Distiller Richard Paterson commented: “In the year that I reflect on my time in the whisky industry, and indeed at The Dalmore, it has been a great privilege to release two of our greatest ever aged expressions – first the champagne finished 50 years old and now this exceptional 40.”

“With each new release I strive for depth and complexity, pushing the boundaries of whisky making and building on the knowledge and skills passed down from my predecessors. It takes time, effort and vision to create an expression as complex as The Dalmore 40 years old, moving the rare stocks of whisky between casks to build layer upon layer of character. When you bring it all together, it creates something very special indeed.”

Up to 750 bottles of The Dalmore 40 will be released this year globally through selected whisky specialist retailers.