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The Dalmore

The Dalmore –  Think back to when you were cut from the JV team….devastating right?  Now you’ve achieved some level of success and and can splurge a bit and this is your revenge.  Back in the day, legend has it that the owner of the Dalmore distillery saved his King from a charging stag and therefore was granted permission to use this “Royal” symbol for his whisky.  The Stags head on the bottle is only the beginning of a unique scotch experience. This beautiful orange liquid has a sweet nose and a thick but delicious maltiness.  There is some initial spiciness followed by a mellow flavor of vanilla .  The scotch is started aging in American bourbon casks but finished for three final years in  oloroso sherry barrels , hence the sweetness.  The finish was long and satisfying and how can you possibly beat that 12 pointer on the bottle !  So enjoy the fruits of your hard won labors and remember that the kid who starred on the JV team is still asking people ,“paper or plastic”…..  I rate this muscular stud a hearty 8

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