N.V. Dalmore Quintessence 45%

Dalmore Quintessence is a truly unique malt that will appeal to both whisky and wine connoisseurs. A limited edition – only 200 bottles were released on the UK market – made by Dalmore’s Master Distiller Richard Paterson to celebrate his 50 years in the Scotch Whisky Industry, it represents the combination of Scottish tradition and Californian innovation, where wine meets whisky.


After a primary maturation in ex-Bourbon barrels, it has been finished for five years in five different Californian red wine casks hand-selected by Paterson; one Zinfandel, one Pinot Noir, one Syrah, one Merlot and one Cabernet Sauvignon. It is the first-ever whisky to be finished in five red wine casks, each one adding red and black fruit to Dalmore’s hallmark richness.


Richard Paterson, whose legendary nose is insured for £1.5 million by Lloyds of London, said that this Highland single malt is “a combination of my two great passions, the Dalmore distillery and exceptional red wine.” Of his career to date, he said that over the last 50 years he has “...been fortunate to taste many great and memorable whiskies – The Dalmore Quintessence is one of these true classics. One which I am immensely proud of.”


Although its total age is as closely guarded a secret as the Californian wineries who provided the five casks, having been lucky enough to try it in the FINE+RARE office, we can confirm that is aged to perfection.

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Rich red and black fruits, a rarity in single malt, interspersed with intense vanilla, orange zest, mandarin, dark chocolate and clove. Depth, complexity and a long creamy finish. Effortlessly smooth and mouth-coating. Jul 2016, F+R


FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.


For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
For more details regarding delivery to Hong Kong, Singapore and all other destinations, please view our International Delivery information page.
Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.


Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.


FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions.