Boutique-y Whisky Dalmore 14 Batch 3
The legend and myth of The Dalmore dates back to 1263, when Colin of Kintail, Chief of the clan Mackenzie, saved King Alexander III of Scotland from a charging stag. As a reward the grateful King, granted Colin of Kintail the lands of Eilean Donan, the motto ‘Luceo Non Uro’, which translates to ‘I Shine, Not Burn’ and the right to use the 12-pointed Royal Stag as the Mackenzie clan crest.
Today we will be taking a look at a 10 year old single cask Glengoyne, bottled by the good folks at Douglas Laing.
Glengoyne can boast about many things, but one of the most unique things about this distillery is that, since its inception in 1833, it has been continuously in production.
Bowmore was said to have been established in 1779, exact date is not known due to poor record keeping, but, if true, this would make Bowmore one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland.
Despite being an Islay malt, Bowmore tends to be middle of the road in terms of peat. Peat is measured by parts per million (PPM). Ardbeg/Laphroaig's tend to sit around 50-60 PPM. Bowmore however normally averages out around the 25-30 PPM mark.