Since 1950

In 1839, founder Alexander Matheson’s only criteria was to find the best natural resources to make the finest whisky. At the time most distilleries were set up in the Speyside Valley, he settled on the banks of the Cromarty Firth in Alness in the Highlands and built everything from warehouses to railroads to ensure Dalmore would always have its own unique character. The Dalmore has been crafted using a 150 year old artisan process passed down through the generations, the distillery is known to have one of the oldest & rarest collection of highland whiskies. The distiller uses hand beaten copper stills of varying shapes and sizes, this process needs more skill, care and attention. The distinct maturation uses American bourbon casks from the Ozark Mountains, Gonzalez Byass select Sherry casks (only distillery permitted to use them) & the finest casks from renowned bodegas & wineries from around the world.

Founded by Adam Henkell in 1832 in Mainz, Germany Henkell & Cie produced their first sparkling wine in 1856. Henkell uses the art of French sparkling winemaking with the German precision and craftsmanship. In 1910, the company became sparkling wine market leaders in Germany and around the world. Henkell is credited for launching the “Piccolo” in 1935, the term is used as a generic term today to describe the small sparkling bottle, only they can use the term as the trademark belongs to them. It is the leading sparkling wine in Canada and the leading imported sparkling wine in Australia. Today, Henkell has sold over 1 billion bottles and is exported to over 100 countries making it the most exported German sparkling wine.


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