The Dalmore has announced the first release in its Cask Curation Series, a new annual release of limited-edition whiskies examining the effects of different maturation casks on its spirit.
The first Dalmore Cask Curation release, the Sherry Edition, has been created in partnership with Spanish winemaker González Byass which supplies sherry casks exclusively to the Highland distillery.
Limited to only 150 sets worldwide, the Sherry Edition comprises three single malt whiskies: the 26 Years Old, finished in González Byass 2002 Vintage Cask No.4; the 28 Years Old, finished in a rare 30-year-old Matusalem sherry cask; and the 43 Years Old, also finished in a rare 30-year-old cask, this time Apostoles sherry.
Each whisky has been bottled with natural colour and non-chill filtered, at cask strength. The trio is presented in a bespoke Italian leather-finished travel case.
The Dalmore has had an exclusive partnership with González Byass for a century. Now in its fifth generation, the Jerez-based bodega is run by master wine maker Antonio Flores and his daughter Silvia Flores. The father-daughter team worked with Dalmore whisky makers Richard Paterson and Gregg Glass to put together the Sherry Edition bottlings.
The Sherry Edition will be the first of four chapters in the Cask Curation Series. The second, to be released in 2024, will turn the spotlight on port pipes and celebrate Dalmore's partnership with a well-known port wine maker. The third release and fourth releases, showcasing the distillery's exclusive relationships with other as-yet-unnamed wine and spirit makers, will follow in 2025 and 2026 respectively.
The Dalmore Cask Curation Series – The Sherry Edition launches on 3 October and is available worldwide in select outlets.