|Classification France||220830 Whiskies|
|Nomenclature Douane Belgique||Spiritueux|
|Type of Product||Alcohols|
|Appellations||Highland, Single Malt|
|Château Domaine or Brand||Dalmore|
|Type of Spirit||whiskey|
|Whiskey Type||woody whisky, spicy whisky, fruity whisky, Single Malt|
This DALMORE 12 YEARS Highlands Whiskey is a whiskey from the Highlands, a region known as well for its scotches, with the largest region in terms of scotch whiskey production, as for its Highlanders Games or its famous Loch Ness. In the Highlands, a region in the north of Scotland, you will find whiskeys of a rare diversity, since under the same regional name coexist 30 distilleries, with styles as different as the whiskeys of the islands, with the exception of Islay (Jura, Skyes ...), whiskeys from the fertile plains of the West of Scotland, whiskeys from the mountainous areas, and whiskeys from the north like Old Pulteney and Glenmorangie. This is why this region has been subdivided into 4 production regions which are Eastern Highlands, Central Highlands, Western Highlands and Northern Highlands.
This DALMORE 12 YEARS OLD Highlands is a Scottish whiskey. The largest number of active distilleries are found in Scotland, with more than 97 malt distilleries recorded. Generally by tradition, distilleries use double distillation, distillation regulated since the 17th century! This shows to what extent the famous "" scotch whiskey "", known and renowned for its taste qualities, is part of Scottish heritage. Five main regions are commonly accepted: the Lowlands to the south and the Highlands to the north are the two largest and certainly best known, with Speyside to the northeast, Campbeltown and the islands (Orkney, Skye, Mull, Jura and Arran) and finally the island of Islay, where there is certainly the highest density of malt distilleries in the country.
This whiskey is a Single Malt. To be a Single Malt a whiskey must follow two immutable rules. The whiskey must come from a single distillery which explains the word Single, and come only from malted cereals: the Malt. This malted cereal must be barley in exceptional cases it happens to use rye as well. Scotland is the main producer of single malt whiskey. These are called Scotch Single Malt Whiskey, but there are other producing nations such as Japan, India, the Czech Republic or France which also offer Single Malts. The conditions are always the same, this whiskey must come from one and the same distillery and the cereal used must be malted barley.
A whiskey is born whiskey only after having spent at least 3 years in an oak barrel. Wood is therefore an important element in the personality of each whiskey, including this one, as well as in its coloring. A whiskey is therefore necessarily woody and tannic. The time spent in the cask as well as the provenance of the oak more or less marks the whiskey, without forgetting the way in which the cask has been treated and of course the liquid it contained when it comes to a second filling for a finish (rum, cognac, armagnac, Burgundy wine, Barollo wine, etc.). The combinations are almost limitless and this is among other things what delights whiskey lovers who sometimes rediscover a distillery through new finishes.
This whiskey has spicy notes. The spicy touches of a whiskey come mainly from the wood of the barrel in which it has aged. This wood was heated during the construction of the barrel, and the wood was previously toasted if the barrel sheltered Bourbon. The mastery of this heating of wood is therefore essential and influences the transmission of these notes of spices to the whiskey. The most common spice touches are vanilla, pepper and cinnamon. Seigne (rye) especially is a cereal, gives the whiskey a superb spicy peppery note.
This whiskey is a fruity whiskey with fruity notes, which evokes a notion of lightness in the aromas and its flavor in the mouth. The yeasts used play an essential role in the final result and in general, as long as a whiskey is neither peaty, nor smoky, nor iodized, then fruit aromas can be felt. The main families of fruits are white fruits such as peaches, pears and apples, red fruits, citrus fruits but also dried fruits such as hazelnuts.
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