Monday, August 01, 2016


The Dalmore has announced the launch of a new limited edition, no age statement single malt whisky, which the Highland brand claims to be the first and only single malt whisky in the world with a five red wine cask finish.

The Dalmore Quintessence (45% ABV) was initially matured in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, before then being split across five hand-selected casks which had previously held; Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The casks were then specifically placed within Warehouse No2 at The Dalmore distillery, to ensure the perfect environment for the wine casks to impart their distinctive characteristics into the whisky.

The Dalmore Quintessence

After a five years of maturation in the individual casks, they were married together by Dalmore’s Master Distiller Richard Paterson, to create what the brand describes as a unique and rewarding masterpiece.

Richard Paterson, is regarded as one of the greatest and most creative whisky makers of his generation, and has been at the helm of The Dalmore for nearly five decades.  Every ounce of his intimate knowledge of what can be achieved with The Dalmore, coupled with an unparalleled expertise in rare, exclusive and unusual casks are said to have made this release possible.

Commenting on the launch, Richard Paterson said: “The Dalmore has a unique new make spirit and maturation conditions.  This inspires me to push the art of the possible with The Dalmore.  The Dalmore Quintessence has been a long-term project which I am delighted to share with the world.  It is a combination of two of my great passions, The Dalmore distillery and exceptional red wine.”

The Dalmore Quintessence, is currently available exclusively from Selfridges until August 12th, then it will be available from selected specialist retailers for a RRP of £1000.00.

Posted by Steve Rush