Filed under: Spirits
Drinkers know Scotland for its world-renowned single malts, but among fishing enthusiasts, the country is known just as well for its excellent finish rivers, where the Atlantic salmon swim free and the scenery is positively breathtaking. It's not every day that these two aspects of Scotland's lore are brought together, but that days has come in the form of the Dalmore Rivers Collection.
Composed of four specially-crafted single malts selected by master distiller Richard Paterson, the Rivers Collection seeks to promote and protect Scotland's greatest fishing rivers. Each is named after and dedicated to a specific river: the Dee, the Tay, the Tweed and the Spey (on whose banks many of the Scottish Highlands' finest malts are distilled).
Part of the proceeds from the sale of each of these special single malts goes towards foundations dedicated to preserving these rivers, which are working together in a joint fundraising effort for the first time in history. When the first of these, called the Dee Dram, went on sale last year, it sold out in a matter of nine short weeks and raised £35,000 to protect the River Dee. Speacialist Whisky in Perthshire, Scotland, is stocking all four at £41.99 per bottle. Visit the Dalmore website for more information.