Dalmore Gran Reserva
The Dalmore // Highlands, Scotland
This was released to replace the very popular yet discontinued Dalmore Cigar Malt. As that has now returned under the moniker Cigar Malt Reserve, the Gran Reserva has now been given the pink slip. The Gran Reserva is a bottling comprised of whiskies where 60% are aged in ex-sherry casks and the remainder aging in ex-bourbon barrels before blending together in a sherry butt. The whisky remains here for 6 months to get better acquainted. A high proportion of 1st fill barrels are used and they use whiskies that are aged from 10-15 years of age.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon & ex-sherry
"Aromatic orange zest is presented on the nose in addition to winter baking spices. The sweet notes continue with vanilla cream, cinnamon, and dried fruits. The finish is long, but mercifully doesn't end up cloying. There is a slightly smoked and dried conclusion. "