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Quintessence meaning "perfect embodiment" is latest Limited Edition from The Dalmore. This single malt unique showcases Richard Paterson's artistry in maturation.
To demonstrate his unrivalled passion to challenge the boundaries of whisky creation, Paterson went to the vineyards of California to painstakingly search for five different types of red wine cask in which to finish this whisky.
Following an extensive period of maturation in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, the spirit was split across the five hand-selected casks which had individually held; Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. These casks were then specifically placed within Warehouse N°2 at The Dalmore distillery to ensure the perfect environment for the wine casks to impart their distinctive characteristics into the whisky.
After a further unprecedented five years finessing, the five casks were brought back together to create a unique and rewarding masterpiece. The Dalmore Quintessence, the only single malt whisky in the world with a five Californian red wine cask finish, it is the perfect embodiment of a true master’s art.
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Dalmore can claim to own the oldest stills in the Highlands, one of which has been in use since 1874! It uses a variety of spirit stills for production, with this unique combination enabling Dalmore to obtain an extremely balanced single malt which boasts incredible complexity. For ageing its whisky, Dalmore predominately uses a wide range of sherry casks: Oloroso, Amoroso, Mathusalem, etc. that come from the Gonzales Byass vineyard in Andalucia. An exceptional partnership all round. Once the whisky has been matured, different varieties of cask are assembled to create the different expressions in the range, each being matured for an extra four months in order to help the malts marry and produce harmonious flavours. Find out more
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