The Cask Curation Series Sherry Edition marks the first release in a series celebrating The Dalmore’s whisky-making artistry and the role exquisite casks play in the creation of the iconic Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The Dalmore’s Cask Curation Series will feature celebrated makers and their partnerships with The Dalmore. The 2023 release – The Sherry Edition – features renowned fifth-generation winemakers González Byass of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Each set in the collection comprises three exceptional aged-statement whiskies finished in the finest González Byass casks, available exclusively to the whisky makers of The Dalmore.
Strictly limited to just 150 sets worldwide, The Sherry Collection is beautifully presented in a bespoke leather-finished travel case hand-crafted in Florence, Italy – perfectly framing the trio of new expressions.
Each age-statement whisky is housed in the iconic Dalmore bottle adorned with a matching collar;
- The 26-Year-Old, finished in rare González Byass 2002 Vintage, Cask No.4
- The 28-year-Old, finished in very rare González Byass 30-Year-Old Matusalem Sherry Cask
- The 43 Year Old, finished in very rare González Byass 30-Year-Old Apostoles Sherry Cask
Each expression in the collection represents The Dalmore Single Malt finished in González Byass Sherry Casks in its purest form: natural colour, non-chill-filtered, and cask-strength.
Almost a century (97 years) of whisky-making artistry is captured in this collection, created at The Dalmore Distillery, Scotland, by Master Whisky Makers Gregg Glass and Richard Paterson OBE.
“This cask is a true reflection of the natural beauty, balance and charm that The Dalmore offers. A one-off expression that radiates with a myriad of exotic flavour experiences with sensory evolutions unique to and within our house style. It is an expression of our cask curation at its finest,” said Gregg Glass, Master Whisky Maker.
The Sherry Edition celebrates The Dalmore’s century-old exclusive partnership with the finest winemakers of Jerez de la Frontera – González Byass. This fifth-generation winery is led today by Master Winemaker Antonio Flores and his daughter Silvia Flores.
The four master makers of Spain and Scotland, each at the top of their craft, inherit a time-honoured collaboration between the two noble houses of wine and whisky making. The Sherry Edition is an expression of the whisky-making artistry of this truly special relationship between The Dalmore and González Byass. The collection encapsulates their shared pursuit of the perfect composition.
The Sherry Edition story is born on the vine in sun-drenched Andalucia, a tale of the finest winemaking in a place whose character is shaped by the Easterly Mediterranean breeze and Atlantic winds from the West. Sherry wine is laid down here to develop its character over time, alive as it serpentines from cask to cask.
Each Sherry cask resides in a magnificent bodega, a spiritual place with a unique impression of peace, light, and space. On their regular visits to these hallowed winemaking spaces, The Dalmore’s whisky makers pick out those casks with the perfect potential for maturing whisky.
The casks will have already lived a lifetime under the watchful eye of the winemakers at González Byass before being selected for their new role as vessels for the finest Single Malt Scotch at The Dalmore. The Sherry Edition features three whiskies which have enjoyed a cask maturation between them of 80 years drenched in González Byass wines.
The curation of exquisite casks is intrinsic to the whisky-making artistry for which The Dalmore has become world-renowned. The Dalmore distillery was established to create a Single Malt like no other, leading to the pioneering of multi-cask maturation in 1868. Led today by Gregg Glass and Richard Paterson OBE, The Dalmore is home to an unbroken chain of visionary whisky makers, curating the rarest of casks in pursuit of creating truly exceptional whisky.
The Dalmore distillery’s collection of idiosyncratic stills creates a New Make spirit of unique character and depth – robust and fruity, particularly well-suited to longer and more complex maturation. This allows The Dalmore whisky makers to develop spirit over longer periods and inspires them to seek out the finest and rarest casks from the world’s greatest vineyards and bodegas. Each of these exquisite casks offers unique potential, its characteristics influencing the personality of the Single Malt as it quietly matures over the months, years, and decades.
This collection is the first chapter. In 2024, the second release in The Dalmore Cask Curation Series will shine a light on the influence Port pipes have on the spirit and celebrate our partnership with a famous Port winemaker. The third release arrives in 2025, followed by the fourth and final release, concluding the series in 2026. Each release will celebrate The Dalmore’s exclusive relationships with the world’s finest makers of wine and spirits.
The Dalmore Cask Curation Series – The Sherry Edition is a story of the unique potential for whisky maturation offered by rare González Byass casks. The Sherry Edition launches on 3rd October and is available worldwide in select outlets.
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