Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being carefully divided. One half continues its maturation in bourbon barrelts, the other transferred to 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks. Complex yet balanced, the Dalmore 12 year old is the epitome of the Dalmore house style.
The Dalmore's heritage dates back to 1263, when an ancestor of the Clan Mackenzie, owners of the Dalmore distillery for over half a century, saved King Alexander III from the fury of a charging stag. The King gratefully granted the Clan the right to use a 12-point stag, representing a 'Royal' in their coat of arms and has adorned each bottle of The Dalmore ever since.