This 35-year old spirit just won ‘world’s best Scotch whisky’ in prestigious blind tasting awards 2
The Dalmore 35 Years Old beat more than 1,700 different kinds of spirits from around the world at the International Spirits Challenge.
Food & Drink

This 35-year old spirit just won ‘world’s best Scotch whisky’ in prestigious blind tasting awards

But prepare to be surprised by the price of a bottle   
ANCX Staff | Nov 24 2020

The Dalmore 35 Years Old just won the title “Supreme Champion 2020” at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC), recognized as the most prestigious competition in the world when it comes to alcoholic libations. The single malt variety beat more than 1,700 different kinds of spirits from around the world—this includes everything from shochu to mezcal, armagnac to whiskies. This year, ISC gave out 36 trophies. 

The Dalmore 35 made its world debut in 2016. It is aged in three types of casks and imparts a unique drinking experience recognized by discerning whisky connoisseurs. The liquid is bottled in a bespoke, hand-blown crystal decanter made by French crystal house Baccarat, and features a crystal stopper cast in silver. The bottle carries The Dalmore’s 12-point Royal Stag emblem created by Scottish silversmith, Hamilton & Inches, holder of the Royal Warrant.

In a recent feature, Forbes said about the drink, “The juice pours a brilliant amber-laden hue into the glass, the result of maturation in a combination of barrels formerly belonging to bourbon, Matusalem sherry and Colheita port. On the palate is freshly-baked banana nut bread, ceding its urgency to orange zest and allspice in a sustained finish.”

In the Philippines, a 700 ml bottle of Dalmore will set the buyer back Php 544,999.00 on www.boozy.ph.

Alongside the accolade for Dalmore 35 Year Old, Dalmore‘s master distiller and blender, Richard Paterson, was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the ISC for his dedication of over 50 years to the industry.

Now in its 25th year, the ISC is the premier event in promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe. The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, which serves to encourage the high calibre of spirits, designs and campaigns entered into the competition each year.