A Definitive Luxury Malt
The Dalmore 50 year old Single Malt marks a milestone
The Dalmore released an exceptionally rare 50-year-old single malt, Domaine Henri Giraud champagne-finished, to mark its Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th year with the whisky industry. As the creative force behind some of the most iconic and innovative releases in the world, Richard’s passion and expertise are unparalleled in the industry and he has been instrumental to the success of The Dalmore.
The limited edition malt is meticulously crafted in partnership with four other legendary luxury houses, each to serve a fitting tribute to each year of his illustrious career. Up to 50 decanters are released, each hand-filled on order, The Dalmore 50 has been matured in American white oak, Matusalem oloroso sherry casks from the world-renowned Gonzalez Byass Bodega and port Colheita pipes from the Duoro region of Portugal. Finally, it undertakes a final finesse for 50 days in rare champagne casks from Domaine Henri Giraud. The champagne cask is one of the region’s hidden gems and is regularly lauded by experts.
To hold the commemorative whisky, artisans at prestigious French crystal house Baccarat have skillfully created crystal decanters, each held within a unique intensity and aromatic complexity to create an exceptional expression.
Richard Paterson, Master Distiller at
The Dalmore said: “This is a special year for me so I chose to finesse this whisky in a champagne cask, as this magnificent drink is synonymous with celebratory occasions. Bringing the champagne together with Matusalem oloroso sherry and port is perhaps the greatest example to date of our ability to innovate in both maturation and cask finishing while preserving the signature flavours of The Dalmore. This whisky is exceptional, as are the luxurious and sophisticated finishes applied by the craftsmen at Domaine Henri Giraud, Baccarat, Linley and Hamilton & Inches. They are true masters of their art and it is a pleasure to have worked with them to bring the 50 year old to life in such a magnificent way.”