Some moments deserve extraordinary celebrations.
As we welcome the Year of the Metal Ox this Chinese New Year, there’s no better way to rekindle the bond with family and friends than by sharing a timeless gift that transcends generations — The Dalmore King Alexander III.
The Dalmore King Alexander III is the world’s first single malt whisky to create an assemblage of six cask finishes. In a limited-edition Chinese New Year packaging, this exceptional creation showcases cask curation at its finest.
“This pioneering expression is truly a fitting reward for those with the courage to stand apart and make a difference,” said The Dalmore Master Distiller Richard Paterson.
A marriage of flavors
Bringing an added dimension to Chinese New Year celebrations is the coming together of flavors, both exquisite and diverse, which you can achieve by pairing The Dalmore King Alexander III with your favorite Chinese cuisine. The strong and rich flavor profile of this single malt whisky comes as a perfect complement to a variety of Cantonese dishes, whether it be pork, beef, or even seafood.
The secret lies in finding the perfect balance and intensity of flavors, aroma, and texture from the whisky and your preferred dish, then reveling in the experience and appreciating the art and history of everything that went into creating this phenomenal piece from The Dalmore Principal Collection.
A heritage of bravery and creativity
The Dalmore King Alexander III is a creation inspired by the legendary showcase of heroism and bravery by Colin of Kintail of Clan McKenzie. Out on a hunting trip back in 1263, he courageously stepped in to save Alexander III of Scotland from being attacked by a raging stag.
Initially matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, The Dalmore King Alexander III is apportioned between small batch ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry casks, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, Port Pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. These are then brought in an in-situ sherry butt.
The Dalmore King Alexander III reveals an aroma of red berry fruits and hints of passion fruit. The liquid imparts hints of citrus zest, vanilla pod, crème caramel, and crushed almonds, before finishing off with the rich, enticing aftertaste of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
The Dalmore King Alexander III recently received a Gold Award at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge.