The Dalmore Distillery is located on the shores of the Comarthy Firth in Alness in the Highlands. The water used to make the whisky in Dalmore comes from the beautiful Alness River and the name of the distillery translates as “green meadow”.
Dalmore has a very colorful past. It was founded by Alexander Matheson in 1839, supposedly with money he got from trading opium. In 1867, the Scottish Mackenzie clan became the owner of the distillery, to which the distillery owes its characteristic logo - the head of a deer. According to legend, in 1263 one of the clan members saved King Alexander III from a wild deer by piercing him with a spear. In 1960, the Mackenzie family merged with Whyte and Mackay.
Dalmore is one of the most famous and sought-after single malt whisky in the world. In 2020, 62-year-old whisky from Dalmore Distillery broke the record for the most expensive whisky ever auctioned at £ 266,000.