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The Dalmore Aurora 45yr Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

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

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2011

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The Dalmore Aurora single malt is aged for 45 years and named for the "majestic patterns across the skies." The scotch was laid to rest in 1964 and was released in limited quantities of just 200 bottles.

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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