'Quintessence' means "perfectly embodiment" and this limited edition expression of Dalmore truly lives up to that. It is a unique malt whisky which showcases the technical virtuosity and creative vision which sets The Dalmore apart.
Paterson's unrivalled passion to push the boundaries of whisky creation led to the sun-drenched vineyards of California where he sought to combine his love of fine wines and exceptional whisky.
Following a painstaking search, five different types of red wine casks, signifying the five decades of Richard's career, were hand-selected and sent to The Dalmore distillery.
Following an initial maturation in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, the spirit was split across the five cask types which had individually held; Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
These casks were then carefully placed deep within Warehouse No.2 to ensure the perfect environment for the wine casks to impart their distinct characteristics into the whisky.
After an 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, and the perfect embodiment of a true master's art.
Winning Bid: £ 760.00Reserve met
- Strength: 45%
- Bottle Size: 70 cl
- Distillery / Blender: Dalmore
- Region: Highlands
- Cask Type: American White Oak
- Cask Finish: Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Lot Type: Full Size
- Approximate Shipping Weight (!): 2.5kg