The Dalmore Valour, 40%

Price: $72 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The Dalmore has added a new expression to its Travel Retail portfolio, namely Valour. This variant carries no age statement and maturation began in first-fill bourbon casks and 30 year old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts before undergoing a finishing period in port pipes. The result is a nose of black currants, caramel, and musty sherry. The palate is medium-sweet, with damsons, Jaffa oranges, and printer's ink. Dark berries emerge in time. The finish embraces drying spices, figs, and mildly astringent oak.