In 1263 the intrepid Colin Fitzgerald, first chieftain of the Clan Mackenzie, saved the Scottish King Alexander III from the fury of a charging stag. As a reward, King Alexander granted him the right to use the royal 12-point stag in his coat of arms. Six centuries later the brothers Andrew and Charles Mackenzie took over the Dalmore distillery, and the Royal Stag has been the whisky’s emblem ever since. Dalmore King Alexander III honours this extraordinary legacy. The single malt aged in six different casks, brought together in perfect harmony: ex-bourbon casks, Matusalemen oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques. The result is a rich and complex whisky with aromas of red berries, orange zest, tropical fruit and fresh flowers on the nose. The palate has notes of vanilla pod, citrus zest, crème caramel and crushed almonds. On the finish you’ll find hints of sweet cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.