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The Dalmore Decades 40 year old “Curating Exquisite Casks” 1979, 41.5%

Price: $275,000/5 bottle set Issue: Spring 2022 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




Finished in a vintage port pipe after spending much of its life in Matusalem sherry butts, this fruity dram has aromas of plum pudding, fruitcake soaked in port and sherry, sliced almond, rose-flavored Turkish delight, marmalade, honey, and fragrant spices. Sweet and nutty on the tongue, with baked plum and orange, restrained port notes, marmalade, cocoa, and black coffee. The flavors ebb away with cocktail cherries, red Twizzlers, and black currant.