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The Dalmore 1978 Amoroso Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Highlands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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91st Percentile
This score falls in the 91st percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2012

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2011
  • 2012

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The Dalmore 1978 Amoroso single malt was aged in white oak for 29 years and rested for a final 2 years in Amoroso sherry casks. It is a limited edition having only 477 bottles.

The 2011 Beverage Testing Institute review declared it a "powerful giant of a whisky that is tamed with a slight drop of water." In 2012, they followed up by saying it was "spectacularly complex and elegant."

The distillery itself was founded in 1839 by Alexander Matheson. It lies near the Averon River, which is also the water it uses for its scotch. It was later sold to the Mackenzie family in 1886, which gives rise to the luceo non uro motto from the family translating as "I shine, not burn." The distillery is currently owned by Whyte & Mackay. The Dalmore Distillery has the emblem of the stag--an antlered head--which comes from a legend from 1263 when the ancestors of the founders saved King Alexander III from being gored by a stag during a hunt; he rewarded them by allowing them to use the stag head on their coat of arms. The Dalmore brand was originally owned by Whyte & Mackay (and in turn Diageo) but was sold to Emperador Distillers of the Philippines in 2014.

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