Dalmore

Supposedly, Dalmore was the first single malt Scotch whisky to be exported, being distributed in Australia as far back as 1870.  The beginnings of a long and successful trade, perhaps:  Dalmore is now one of the most prestigious and sought-after brands in the world of whisky, with particular followings in East Asia and the United States.  Its distinctive bottle, adorned with the royal stag of Clan Mackenzie, takes pride of place on the shelves of every whisky specialist and duty-free, while their head blender Richard Paterson is one of the industry’s most renowned celebrities. 

In recent years Dalmore have broken their own records time and time again when it comes to selling super-premium expressions at super-premium prices.  In 2005 they sold a 62 year old for nearly £26,000, the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold at the time; but this record was soon upstaged, first by the sale of a £100,000 DalmoreTrinitas, then a US$250,000 Dalmore at Singapore airport.  The Paterson Collection, a set of twelve whiskies, is currently on sale at Harrods for just short of a million poundshttp://www.harrods.com/product/the-dalmore-paterson-collection/the-dalmore/000000000003488896

Those with slightly thinner wallets will be pleased to hear that the Dalmore core range is available at more manageable prices, offering a luxurious mixture of orange, dark chocolate and coffee bean flavours:  perfect after a good meal, and a great pairing for a good cigar.  Their classic Cigar Malt has been designed with just this purpose in mind, and many of their premium expressions are marketed with cigar pairings.