In 1839, Alexander Matheson searched for the perfect distillery location, but his criteria were not the same as others. Some had already chosen to build their distilleries in the Speyside valley, due to its established transport links and more hospitable climate. But Matheson was not swayed by creature comforts. His only concern was where he could find the best natural resources to make the finest whisky. So he settled on an isolated area on the banks of the Cromarty Firth, laid bare to the harsh winds of the North Sea. On this wild land Matheson started from scratch, building everything from warehouses to railways. Matheson forged his own path and by doing so ensured The Dalmore would always have its own unique character and taste.
An expression that truly lives up to its name, Valour expertly marries together the distinct and bold characteristics of three exceptional casks. Matured initially in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry wood casks from Gonzalez Byass, before being finessed in Port pipes from the Douro region in Portugal for a unique finish. Valour was named to honour the brave actions of Colin of Kintail , Chief of the Clan Mackenzie, when he saved the life of King Alexander III of Scotland. It is exclusively available from travel retail.
|Aroma||Citrus fruits, marzipan and dates.|
|Palate||Pineapple, chocolate fudge, ripe plums.|
|Finish||Black forest fruits, coconut and figs.||Wood finish||American white oak ex-bourbon, Matusalem oloroso and Port pipes.|