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The Dalmore 1263 King Alexander III Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Dalmore King Alexander IIIOnline, this whisky is selling for $200-$250 a bottle. At 80 proof, that’s a pretty penny, but presumably the King Alexander III is much coveted because it is so unusual.

This Scotch has been aged in “bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrique.” (See here.) The orange and citrus flavors dominate, but other notes are plainly present: cocoa, red wine, vanilla, and a touch of smoke. Interesting, and peculiar, as the sage Dr. Whisky notes.

The Dalmore King Alexander III is worth trying for the Dalmore lover or the whiskyhead with a discerning palate. (Rating: Very good.)

King Alexander III, for those who forgot their history, drove the Norse from Scotland.