Here it is folks, the meaning of life.
King Alexander III (by DalmoreWhisky)
Dalmore - Candela 50 Year Old
“Candela is the international unit for the measurement of the intensity of light. It defines brilliance. So it seemed appropriate to name one of our brightest creations after this international standard. And whilst its brilliance transcends mere luminosity, we believe few other whiskies shine as brightly.”
A very limited edition Dalmore, Candela has been created by master blender Richard Paterson from very old vintage stocks, with the youngest from 1951 and the oldest going all the way back to 1868. Just 77 bottles of this have been released.
4 bottles left in Global market.
The discovery, in Antarctica in 2009, of a case of whisky belonging to British explorer, Ernest Shackleton, quickly moved beyond whisky blogs and forums and into the public consciousness. Every month I’d have a friend emailing me the latest developments in the story (there was even a story in…
Dalmore Eos - 59 Year’s old
£15,000 (24,500 USD)
Paterson, who had by now helped himself to a dram, told me what I was experiencing. “It’s showing you a bouquet of fruit,” he said. “Crushed apples, peaches, hints of cinnamon, toffee, caramel, notes of sherry wood. But bloody hell — where’s the peat?” Like most everyone else, he explained, he assumed that 19th-century whisky taken to the Antarctic would be smoky and robust, the kind of drink that would give you a jolt and clear your head. Instead, the Shackleton malt was elegant and light — like a beautiful woman, Paterson said. He nosed the glass again. “This is a whisky with great charm, just like Shackleton, a great shagger of the ladies! He was a great man, but there was a soft side to him.”