In 2016 the famous Parisian whisky retailer La Maison du Whisky celebrated its 60th Anniversary. The company was founded in 1956 by Georges Bénitah and has established itself as one of the largest French specialists in the importing and distributing of rare whiskies. To commemorate the event LMDW has selected 150 exclusive bottlings from around the world. The one presented here comes from Dalmore Distillery and carries fingerprint of its master blender Richard Paterson. The whisky distilled in 1995 was aged in white American oak barrels and finished in ex-Sauternes cask no. 4. Bottled at natural strength of 53% abv in 2016 with an outrun of 290 bottles.
Nose: rich and delicately floral, spring meadow, pineapples, pears, apricots, sultanas, milk chocolate, honey, oak, hints of white pepper and cinnamon.
Palate: strong fruity notes, grapes, cantaloupe, apricots, strawberries, vanilla custard, honey, sweet cereals, licorice, cappuccino and touch of pipe tobacco.
Finish: long, oranges, honeydew melon, milk chocolate, vanilla and delicate herbal and oaky notes.