Dalmore releases historic 3,000 limited whisky

Whyte & Mackay as unveiled the new limited edition of its leading Highland single malt, The Dalmore Mackenzie.

Only 3,000 bottles of the Scotch will be released, of which 600 will appear for sale in travel retail and specialist whisky outlets.

Created by Richard Paterson, the renowned master blender, the new release marks Dalmore's relationship with the MacKenzie society - the clan that is the historic owner of the distillery.

The new Dalmore celebrates the MacKenzie clan's history

The single malt's creation - with its "raspberry and blackcurrant flavours" - was inspired by an act of courage by a MacKenzie ancestor who saved King Alexander III of Scotland from being attacked by a stag, in 1263.

The stag is depicted in the Dalmore's logo. It can also be seen in Benjamin West's famous painting which hangs in the National Gallery, and is depicted on the bottle's packaging.

The Dalmore Mackenzie's initial price is £100 - but The Dalmore's status as one of the most sought-after and remarkable Highland single malts will likely see this appreciate.

Other editions of the Dalmore currently available to collectors include the Dalmore Candela 50-year-old, also created by Richard Paterson from very old vintage stocks dating from 1868-1951.

Meanwhile, in his recent exclusive interview with Paul Fraser Collectibles, Martin Green, Bonhams' Head of Whisky, told us that the sale of the Dalmore Oculus was his most memorable auction in 20 years. 


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