What’s better than drinking a dram of fine single malt scotch? Drinking that dram and knowing the dime you spent on it is going to rebuilding an historic landmark. Highland whisky The Dalmore has launched a limited edition expression called Castle Leod, and all proceeds made from the edition will go towards restoring the legendary castle, ancestral home of the Mackenzie clan. The Dalmore was acquired way back in 1886 by the Mackenzie clan — one of whom famously saved Scotland’s King Alexander III from a charging stag (which is why to this day, over 130 years later, the 12-point stag head appears on every bottle of The Dalmore). The castle — built in 1606 — is one of the few in Scotland that continues to be the residence of the original family, so it makes sense the distillery would want to restore it to glory. But only 5,000 bottles of the Castle Leod expresssion will be made — at a cost of about $160 (£100) a bottle. Considerably more than the Dalmore’s 18 Year Old Scotch.

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