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The Dalmore Principal Collection Comes of Age with a 21-Year-Old Highland Single Malt

Matured in rare 30-year-old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks unique to The Dalmore, this new  21 Year Old Highland Single Malt is the latest masterpiece from the world’s fastest-growing luxury scotch brand. Representing the award-winning distillery and its whisky artistry team’s coming of age, it will now become the pinnacle of its celebrated Principal Collection.

A new edition for 2022 

This year, The Dalmore has committed to releasing a permanent addition of 21-Year-Old Highland Single Malts. A true feast for the senses, the first is an embodiment of true potential and the making of a masterpiece. It comes one year after the iconic Master Distiller Richard Paterson received his OBE in recognition for his services to the Scotch whisky industry and as his mentee Master Whisky Maker Gregg Glass comes to the fore at the Highlands distillery, having spent six years working together, immersed in understanding its exceptional DNA and Royal heritage. It follows the celebrated 18-Year-Old, joining the Principle Collection, which also comprises The Dalmore 12-Year Old and 15-Year Old. The new arrival’s launch in Asia coincides with new year celebrations and lands in the year of the most regal and noble sign of the Chinese zodiac, the Tiger, symbolising strength, bravery and the triumph of all that is good.


The age is an important milestone year and so the release represents the perfect occasion to celebrate unforgettable moments. Embodying the journey that has gone before and the future of possibilities, it’s the perfect coming of age gift. Experienced and debutant admirers can now sip and savour the whisky, celebrating 21 years in every way. 

Gregg Glass, Master Whisky Maker at The Dalmore, says: ‘The age of 21 is when everything feels possible and we are very proud to share this special whisky to toast a new Lunar Year, to gift and enjoy with our father figures and to celebrate all those who are turning 21 in 2022.  

‘This very special release marks the channelling of potential over centuries: a toast to our forefather back in 1263 who – on saving the life of King Alexander III – Colin Fitzgerald of Clan Mackenzie was rewarded for his bravery by becoming the honoured recipient of the Royal stag, and which today proudly embellishes every bottle of The Dalmore; and to all those who have shaped the potential of our unique distillery over 180 years of pioneering craftsmanship – including my whisky artistry mentor Richard Paterson.

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A feast for the senses

Rare 30-Year-Old Matusalem oloroso sherry casks were hand-selected from The Dalmore’s good friends at González Byass, who live in Jerez, in Andalusia – their partnership has lasted for over a century, united in a shared passion for beautifully refined liquid and the curation of exquisite casks in creating masterpieces that last a lifetime. The resulting liquid combines the signature Dalmore ingredients of oranges, bitter chocolate and gentle spices, then carefully layered with Black Forest fruits, sweet liquorice, walnuts, marzipan, peaches, ginseng, pear tarte Tatin and Sanguillo blood oranges. It has a higher strength ABV of 43.8% to reveal its complexity. 

The Dalmore Single Malt Whisky can be purchased from Harrods, London, Galleries Lafayette of Paris, Beverly Wilshire of Los Angeles, Shangri-La Shanghai, at the brand’s website, in Emirates First Class and on board Cunard’s Queen Mary II.