In 1263, the head of the Mackenzie clan saved King Alexander III from an attacking stag. In recognition of this, the king granted the Mackenzie clan the right to bear the emblem of the twelve-pointed royal stag in its coat of arms. When the Dalmore distillery was taken over by the clan's descendants in 1867, this royal stag became the symbol of Dalmore whisky, which proudly adorns every bottle today. The precious single malts are refined in exceptional casks, which were handpicked by Master Distiller Richard Paterson. The Dalmore distillery was founded in 1839 and is located on the Cromarty Firth coast in the northern Highlands. Dalmore uses water from the River Alness, which flows through the small town of the same name. The Dalmore Cigar Malt consists of 10-15 year old malts that are aged in ex-bourbon casks, American white oak casks, Matusalem Oloroso Sherrry Butts and Bodega Gonzalez Byass. The post-maturation in Premier Cru Cabernet Sauvignon barrique wine casks gives this Scotch whiskey its distinctive character, which is perfect to complement a good cigar. Tasting notes:Color: Dark amber. Nose: Fruity, citrus, hint of smoke. Taste: Dry, chocolate, slightly malty, vanilla, hint of smoke. Finish: Long lasting.