photos by José Salinas

The Dalmore is located in the heart of the Scottish highlands and has a lineage that dates back to 1839. They are now building on their legacy and providing select connoisseurs the opportunity to taste mastery through practice made by their master distiller, Richard Patterson. Richard is a Scotch legend with over 50 years perfecting his art in the bottle and bringing it to your glass. His culmination is available at Picasso at the Bellagio in Las Vegas with the 100 year Flight: 1 oz each of three of the most luxurious whiskies anywhere.

The Dalmore 25: Only 3,000 bottles produced a year, it starts life in American White Oak and then is married with Palomino Fino sherry and finished in Tawny Port barrels. The whisky is soft and elegant yet retains muscle and structure. Richard says you must give it 25 seconds on the palate. As you let it roll around the tongue, marzipan, orange marmalade, raisins, almonds and rind of the orange unfold. 42% ABV

The Dalmore 35: It is sold in Baccarat crystal with a Hamilton silver stag triumphantly displayed. Before bottling, it is transformed by American Oak, Matusalem Sherry barrels and finished with 1970 Colheita Porto wood. In the glass it gives off fruity and vibrant aromas and tastes of cassis and Black Forest fruit along with a touch of licorice. This is a whisky that with time shows its pure opulence. 40% ABV

The Dalmore 40: Once The Dalmore has reached 30+ years in age, it is married with exclusive and exceptionally rare (30-40 year old) Gonzalez Byass Sherry butts. The 7 years spent in the Oloroso barrels, draws in that sherry cask goodness. It is then finished in first-fill Bourbon barrels. The aromas give hints of Colombian coffee, dates and marmalade, but as you savor, the marzipan, licorice and rich over-ripe pineapple come through. This is a “finisher of finishers” and should be taken at the end of dinner for sipping, lingering and meditation. 40% ABV