Dalmore launches five-cask-finished whisky in TR
Whyte & Mackay has unveiled three permanent global travel retail-exclusive whiskies from The Dalmore, including a five-cask-finished single malt.
The three new whiskies from the Highland single malt brand are: The Trio, The Quartet and The Quintet, finished in three casks, four casks and five casks respectively.
The Dalmore The Trio has been finished in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, 10-year-old tawny Port casks and 30-year-old matusalem Sherry casks.
Priced at US$94.99 (£69.99/ €78.99) per one-litre bottle, The Trio is said to have notes of ripe plums and berries, with sweet spices.
The Quartet has been finished in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, 30-year-old matusalem Sherry casks, 30-year-old apostoles Sherry casks and Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon casks.
With and RRP of US$109.99 (£84.99/ €78.99) per one-litre bottle, The Quartet is described as having flavours of red grapes and raisins, with chocolate and liquorice.
Completing the new line up is The Quintet, which will be available for RRP US$129.99 (£99.99/ €112.99) per 700ml bottle. It has been finished in rare muscatel casks, Malmsey Madeira casks, 30-year-old matusalem Sherry casks, 10-year-old Port casks and Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon casks.
Tasting notes for this expression include exotic fruits in maple syrup and coffee.
Richard Trimby, Whyte & Mackay director of global travel retail, said: “The Dalmore brand is growing from strength to strength. It is now the number five single malt whisky by volume in GTR [IWSR 2018], with its value increasing by 950% between 2010 and 2018 [IWSR 2018].
“Travel retail remains a major focus for The Dalmore and we are continuing to invest in innovation to reinforce its positioning at the apex of malt whisky, to drive value growth for our customers and offer travel retail exclusives that attract passengers in to store.
“To achieve our ambition to establish The Dalmore as the apex of malt, we will continue to invest in visibility opportunities in prestige locations around the world, where we will showcase our rare and exclusive editions. Meanwhile, highly trained ambassadors will communicate our brand story of exquisite cask curation.”