Skip to main content

Only 58 Bottles of this 40-Year-Old, $7500 Scotch are Available in the US

The Dalmore 40 Photo Credit David Parry
Photo Credit David Parry
Scotch. Scotchy Scotchy Scotch. Man, we love Scotch whisky. We love it even more when forty years of care and craft have been put into make a bottle of it, as is the case for the newly-released The Dalmore 40, a single malt Scotch whisky from the The Dalmore, which is located twenty miles north of Inverness in the Highland region of Scotland.

Not everyone is going to be lucky enough to get their hands on this beautiful whisky, though. Of the 750 bottles that were produced, only 58 have made their way to US shores (that’s 7.7 percent, for you math folks keeping score).

Related Videos

Still with me? Still in the hunt? If you’re lucky enough to find a bottle of The Dalmore 40, it’ll set you back a cool $7500, which, when you think about it, isn’t that bad for a whisky that’s probably older than you are. Plus, if you have nine friends, that’s only $750 each.

The liquid itself, which is 42% ABV, is a nice mix of amber and gold in color, and on the nose you’re immediately met by sweet orange marmalade-coated, dates, and even hints of rich coffee. On the palate, smoothness reigns. Molasses, maple syrup, and honey all play across the tongue before leaving you with cooked apple, and just a bit of citrus such as blood orange.

The Dalmore

Before bottling, The Dalmore 40 was matured in ex-bourbon American oak casks before being transferred into 30-year-old Gonzalez Byass Matsualem Oloroso Sherry butts. It was then finished in first-fill bourbon barrels.

The Dalmore 40 comes in a hand-blown Baccarat crystal decanter and is adorned with the company’s signature twelve-point Royal Stag emblem, which was created by Royal Warrant Holders Hamilton & Inches. The whisky was created to celebrate Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s fiftieth year in the whisky industry.

“In the year that I reflect on my time in the whisky industry, and indeed at The Dalmore, it has been a great privilege to release two of our greatest ever aged expressions – first the champagne finished 50 years old and now this exceptional 40,” Paterson said in a statement.

The 50-year-old whisky Paterson mentioned was that kicked off his fiftieth year— a 50-year-old single malt that was finished in Domaine Henri Giraud champagne casks.

Chances are, by the time you read this, some of those bottles may already be spoken for, so it’s important you get out there on the hunt and remember, if you do find a bottle, please share with us.

Editors' Recommendations

All the new whiskies you need to drink this fall
Fall means the return to great brown spirits like whiskey — Here are the bottles to get your paws on
WhistlePig 18 Double Malt Rye

Fall means a lot of things, from significant changes in fashion to heftier fare on our plate. In the glass, it often means transitioning from summery spirits like rum and bright wines like Pinot Grigio to deeper, darker options. The cooler days are prime time for whiskey, especially now that we have a new single malt category to celebrate.

As whiskey fans through and through, there's really no bad time for the stuff. However, fall's shift to brisker conditions really welcome the warmth and lasting flavors of whiskey. Here are seven options to hand your whiskey-loving hat on.
St. George Spirits Single Malt - $100
California's foremost distillery has actually been making a mean single malt since 2000. This release, named Lot 22, drops at the end of October and is one of the most sought-after releases St. Georges puts out. It's incredible, with balance and finesse for ages. If you can't get your hands on the stuff, look out for a close second in the brand's Baller Single Malt release.

Read more
9 best fall beers and autumnal releases to drink this year
Pumpkin brews, Oktoberfest ales, and a few more to celebrate the season
mug of beer.

Holy schnitzel! It's that time of year again. Step outside and you might notice a nip in the air (and a more than a bit of smoke if you're in a Western state). Cooler temperatures and colorful leaves — the arrival of autumn means the reintroduction of heartier, fuller-bodied brews onto beverage menus, including seasonally specific favorites like Oktoberfest biers and brown ales.

To help wade through the glut of autumnal offerings now gracing grocery store shelves and local bar taps, we surveyed the best new beer releases from craft brewers to gather the best fall beer recommendations sprouting this fall season. And yes, this dynamic list of brews to snatch up before winter comes of course includes everyone's seasonal favorite, pumpkin beers, alongside plenty of gourd-free options.
Best pumpkin beers
Thompson Island Brewing Company Boooo!!!! Pumpkin Ale

Read more
A leading Boston mixologist gave us the perfect boozy snow cone recipe
What's better than a snow cone? A boozy snow cone, of course
A lineup of frozen drinks.

Is there anything better than an ice-cold snow cone on a hot summer's day? Yes, there is. It's a snow cone with booze, of course, assembled like a pro and ready to take on the waning days of summer.

If your vision of a spiked snow cone involves simply topping the treat with some vodka or gin, more power to you. It's effective and in most cases, probably even tastes pretty good. A frozen cocktail? A Piña Colada and frozen Margarita are fine options but don't quite check the playful and nostalgia boxes that a real snow cone does, let alone the precise texture of the ice. Fortunately, we're here to elevate your drinks game, so we chatted up a professional on the subject.

Read more