Dalmore has unveiled a ‘triple-matured’ 40-year-old single malt, priced at £6,000 a bottle, as it continues to celebrate master distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th anniversary in the whisky industry.
The Dalmore 40 has been matured in ex-Bourbon casks before spending seven years in Sherry butts used to age González Byass’ 30-year-old Matusalem oloroso, and finally returned once again to first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels.
It is presented in a decanter designed by French crystal house Baccarat, featuring Dalmore’s 12-point Royal Stag emblem.
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‘It has been a great privilege to release two of our greatest ever aged expressions – first the Champagne-finished 50-year-old and now this exceptional 40,’ he said.
‘It takes time, effort and vision to create an expression as complex as the Dalmore 40, moving the rare stocks of whisky between casks to build layer upon layer of character.’
Up to 750 bottles of Dalmore 40 will be released over the next four years through selected specialist whisky retailers.