The Dalmore King Alexander III is an exceptional and rare whisky from a highly esteemed distillery, crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland’s King in 1263. To make The Dalmore King Alexander III, Master Distiller Richard Paterson has selected a range of differently-aged malts matured in a mixture of French wine casks, Madeira drums, Sherry butts, Marsala barrels, Port pipes and Bourbon barrels from Kentucky. What results is nothing short of a remarkable feat of blending by Dalmore. The intensely unique King Alexander III is an exceptional malt, whereby the individual characteristics of each barrel contribution work together to form a rich, deep spirit. This release commemorates the Mackenzie Clan ancestor’s heroic act in saving King Alexander in 1263, and will certainly prove itself a dram of royal worth.
Nose: Black berries, cherries and chocolate. Some salted caramel and some soy too. The damp wood adds a pleasant extra layer.
Taste: Licorice and lots of lovely fruits, such as raisins, dates and plums. There is some black pepper and sal ammoniac, with some aniseed thrown in the mix. Pretty rich, especially considering that this was bottled at only 40 percent.
Finish: The dark red fruits linger, but not for too long.
Alcohol % : 40%
Size : 700ml
Made : Scotland
Type : Single Malt Whisky