Dalmore is undoubtedly the prize single malt in the Whyte & Mackay portfolio. This was not always the case though. The blenders purchased it from the Mackenzie family in 1960, having been long-standing customers. Due to the long-running importance of it to their blends, their distillery bottlings of its single malt were limited to a 12 year old expression. Nowadays however, it is positioned as a luxury brand, rubbing shoulder with the likes of Macallan, and is globally recognised.
The Dalmore Cigar Malt was introduced in 2002 by Whyte & Mackay master blended, Richard Paterson, as the ideal single malt companion to an after-dinner smoke. The product was discontinued in 2009, but thankfully returned in the form of this Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve in 2012.
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve is drawn from casks of three types: American white oak ex-bourbon casks, 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts and premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques.