Dalmore, located just north of Inverness, was founded in 1839. The distillery is distinguished by its use of soft, peaty water from the nearby River Averon, and its unique, flat-top stills. One of the most expensive bottles of whisky ever sold was a 62 year old Dalmore, purchased for a little over 25,000 GBP. In true Scottish fashion the bottle was finished in one evening amongst friends! Dalmore was also the first malt whisky to be exported to Australia, consumed on our shores as early as 1870.
After a double distillation, 30% of the Dalmore Cigar Malt was aged in American white oak barrels and the other 70% in sherry butts that had previously been used for Gonzalez Byass's rich, sweet Oloroso Matusalem. This whisky is a blend of 10 and 14 year old Dalmore single malts.