Pick of the Launches

23 August, 2016



Brand owner Whyte & Mackay

RRP £1,000, US$1,300, €1,160

Markets Global except US

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Master blender Richard Paterson said: “The Dalmore Quintessence has been a long-term project. It is a combination of two of my great passions, The Dalmore distillery and exceptional red wine.” Paterson went to California to search for five types of red wine cask in which to finish this whisky. Following an extensive 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 placed within Warehouse No 2 at the Dalmore distillery to ensure the perfect environment for the wine casks to impart their distinctive characteristics to the whisky.

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Nick Strangeway

Bar food's blurred lines

Once upon a time pubs and bars were somewhere you went with the sole purpose of getting pissed and there wasn’t a knife and fork in sight, just a packet of dry roasted nuts.