The Dalmore Distillery was established in by Alexander Matheson, and sits on the banks of the Cromarty Firth overlooking the Black Isle. Dalmore’s name comes from this area’s nickname, “The Big Meadowland.” The distillery was bought by the Mackenzie family in , and the 'twelve pointer stag was introduced from their clan crest. The MacKenzie’s have owned it ever since.
The whisky comes from the Northern Highland region, so that means way up there, more than up the Scottish countryside. Dalmore uses water drained from the Alness River and it is interesting to know that this distillery is the only allowed to do so today.