Whisky Focus - The Dalmore Cask Curation Sherry Edition Malaysia Launch

The Dalmore Cask Curation Sherry Edition Malaysia Launch


13th June 2024
The Dalmore and Eraman Duty Free have expanded their partnership with the exclusive Malaysian launch of The Dalmore Cask Curation Series Sherry Edition. This exquisite release is available in only a few hand-selected locations worldwide.

L-R Michelle Wong, Whyte & Mackay Regional Director Global Travel Retail – Asia, Mathialagan Maniam, Eraman Duty Free Senior Manager Merchandising, Mike Greggs Whyte & Mackay Managing Director UK, Europe & Global Travel Retail

Whyte & Mackay and Eraman Duty Free have strengthened their long-standing partnership, showcasing the power of Single Malts by becoming the sole retailer in Malaysia to offer the exclusive The Dalmore Cask Curation Sherry Edition. This whisky series celebrates the artistry of The Dalmore and the crucial role of casks in crafting iconic Single Malts, featuring the expertise of renowned fifth-generation winemakers González Byass from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

The Sherry Edition includes three exceptional age-statement whiskies—26 Year Old, 28 Year Old, and 43 Year Old—each finished in González Byass casks. Presented in bespoke, hand-crafted, leather-finished cases, only 20 sets were made available in travel retail worldwide.

The Dalmore Cask Curation Series The Sherry Edition

The Single Malt Scotch category is pivotal for Eraman Duty Free, driving growth in travel retail and increasing average passenger spending while attracting new shoppers. In 2023, the category experienced a remarkable 93% year-on-year growth, with Malt Whisky sales in the first quarter of 2024 up another 36%, fuelled by the Prestige and Prestige Plus offerings.

As the third-ranked luxury Malt brand in travel retail (IWSR), The Dalmore has significantly contributed to this growth, with the brand outperforming the broader category with a 115% year-on-year increase and a 49% rise in the first quarter of 2024 alone.

In this context, Whyte & Mackay and Eraman Duty Free are enhancing their partnership by offering shoppers The Dalmore Cask Curation series, prominently showcased on a dedicated plinth in the luxury spirits area of the Eraman Duty Free store. This release coincides with Eraman Duty Free's efforts to elevate the overall consumer experience, leading to increased footfall and sales.

Mathialagan Maniam, Eraman Duty Free Senior Manager Merchandising, says: "We are delighted to collaborate with Eraman Duty Free on this release, which represents an exponential growth of our partnership and capitalises on the ever-growing demand for Single Malt Scotch from travelling shoppers.

"With an exquisite and exclusive release like The Dalmore Cask Curation series, it is a pleasure to work alongside partners who are focused on delivering a truly premium experience for shoppers and we are proud to make the only version of The Dalmore Cask Curation Sherry Edition in Malaysian travel retail available with Eraman Duty Free."

The Dalmore Cask Curation Series - The Sherry Edition set is said to be a testament to the exceptional maturation potential offered by the rare González Byass casks and as you can imagine you will need deep pockets if you want to taste these at £30,000 for a set. If you have no travel plans the set is also available f
rom specialist online whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

The Dalmore 26 Year Old Vintage Sherry Finish
Cask Curation Collection Sherry Edition Review


The Dalmore 26 Year Old Vintage Sherry Finish Cask Curation Collection Sherry Edition 2023 has been bottled at Cask strength 48.2% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chill filtered.

"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" Gregg Glass, Master Whisky Maker.

The Dalmore 26 Year Old Vintage Sherry Finish was distilled in 1996 then matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon casks and finished in Cask #4 - a 2002 Vintage Sherry Cask.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Orange blossom honey, apricot, Madagascan vanilla, and cacao.

Taste: Golden raisins, mandarin citrus, iced cherry cake, and sugared almonds.

Finish: Fresh baked brioche, light roasted coffee, crystallised ginger, and warm vanilla.
 

The Dalmore 28 Year Old Matusalem Finish
Cask Curation Collection Sherry Edition Review


The Dalmore 28 Year Old Matusalem Finish Cask Curation Collection Sherry Edition 2023 has been bottled at Cask strength 55.3% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chill filtered.

"A melody of flavours brought together in pure harmony through the classic influence of our renowned 30 Years Old Matusalem Oloroso Sherry butts - the result is a treasure chest of pure liquid gold." Richard Paterson OBE, Master Blender

The Dalmore 28 Year Old Matusalem Finish was distilled in 1994 then matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon casks and finished in Cask #73 - a very rare 30 Year old Matusalem Sherry Cask.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Rich dark fruits, Manuka honey, liquorice, sweet tobacco, and star fruit.

Taste: Antique Sherry-soaked raisins, Old English marmalade, marzipan, and liquorice.

Finish: Waves of dark cherries, molasses, dark chocolate, and cassia bark.
 

The Dalmore 43 Year Old Apostoles Finish
Cask Curation Collection Sherry Edition Review


The Dalmore 43 Year Old Apostoles Finish Cask Curation Collection Sherry Edition 2023 has been bottled at Cask strength 46.8% ABV, naturally coloured and non-chill filtered.

"The Dalmore 43 Year Old is a timeless classic. This noble spirit was nurtured and finished over many years, creating an unsurpassed journey of pure charm and sophistication." Richard Paterson & Gregg Glass.

The Dalmore 43 Year Old Apostoles Finish was distilled in 1979 then matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon casks and finished in Cask #1 - a very rare 30 Year Old Apostoles Sherry Cask.
 
Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Warm honey, roasted chestnuts, sun-kissed raisins, and Seville orange.

Taste: Sweet Madagascan vanilla, dark forest fruits, crushed almonds, and dark chocolate.

Finish: Fresh baked brioche, grilled pineapple, and blood orange with a long sweet cinnamon finish.
 

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