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The Dalmore Decades 53 year old “Expertly Composed Spirit” 1967, 42.5%

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




One to study intensely; the aromas come into focus with espresso foam, chocolate mousse, black currant sauce, maraschino cherry, raspberry, walnut, and white chocolate. It experienced a secondary maturation in tawny port pipes, with a finish in Chateau MontRedon barrels. Sumptuous mouthfeel with earthy red wine, morello cherry, red velvet cake, fresh cranberry, ginger, and dark toffee, ending with deep sticky port notes that pull the spices together. It's a show stopper.