The Luminary No.1 The Uncommon
Launched in September 2022, the 48-Yr-Outdated Single Malt whisky is contained in a placing sculpture designed by architect Kengo Kuma. It includes 48 hand-crafted diamond-shaped particles of Scottish Oak, Japanese Oak and polished steel, mirroring the variety of years Grasp Distiller Richard Paterson OBE nurtured the whisky and representing the purpose of convergence between the advanced abilities of design and whisky-making. One of many full editions (whisky bottle and sculpture) will likely be held at Dalmore’s Highland house. And the second is out there to buy through public sale (learn extra right here).
On sale at Sotheby’s
The hammer will fall at Sotheby’s in London on the sixteenth of November, with the version estimated to attain £95,000-180,000 – a few of which will likely be donated to the V&A Dundee. The public sale home was an ideal selection; Sotheby’s was established in 1744 as a premier vacation spot for artwork and possession of outstanding luxurious objects by auctions and buy-now channels. The sale is a part of an ongoing inventive collaboration between Kuma and Paterson, which started two years in the past; final yr The Dalmore pledged £100,000 to V&A Dundee from Sotheby’s document sale of the extraordinarily uncommon Many years No.6 Assortment at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.
“Working with The Dalmore all the time brings new surprises as their creativity seemingly is aware of no bounds. The Luminary isn’t merely a particularly uncommon bottle, however considered one of distinctive high quality with an beautiful design lovingly put collectively by Richard and Kuma. That is Sotheby’s third partnership with The Dalmore lately and there’s no higher approach to shut out our 2022 auctions in London than with this marriage of whisky and design.”
Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s Head of Whisky & Spirits, North America and EMEA
The embodiment of a lifetime pursuit of excellence
Kuma’s unique proof of the sculpture and duplicate bottle was unveiled at a particular occasion held at V&A Dundee in October, attended by the “Luminaries” themselves. It might probably now be seen on public show, whereas the third and last bottle will likely be launched sooner or later sooner or later, as a part of a compendium of the sequence. Kuma’s sculpture highlights the architect’s signature mild interrogation and intimate understanding of pure supplies and unfavourable area; steel and wooden body the decanter at its centre and oak diamonds mingle with mild mirrored from the shiny steel particles to attain a way of steadiness and concord (a reference to the artwork of the Grasp Distillers who create such harmonious whisky flavours). The Scottish oak wooden chosen for the venture was sourced from a tree that had fallen on the banks of the River Tay the place V&A Dundee sits.
My relationship with The Dalmore, and with Scotland, is one born from a love of pure supplies and the unfolding of tales over a lifetime. In my work with Richard Paterson and The Dalmore, I see the identical respect for the atmosphere, and the identical cautious consideration to the way in which nice design should proceed to evolve over time. The glorifier design echoes this sensibility, inviting all who see it to contemplate the weather, seen and unseen, which have gone into its conception.
Tasting Notes – Luminary No.1 – 2022 Version – Uncommon Aged 48 Years
An immensely uncommon and beneficial whisky hand nurtured by Grasp Distiller Richard Paterson for 48 years. The
Luminary No.1 Uncommon is a singular assemblage of uncommon and aged Dalmore whisky with influences from Oloroso and
Apostoles Sherry, Classic Port and American White Oak. The assemblage has been completed in Scottish Tay Oak
and Japanese Oak casks, air-dried on the distillery for years.
The Aroma: Many unique nuances come collectively in true concord,
black morello cherries, roasted espresso beans, Ogen melon drenched in Port
wine and honeysuckle.
The Palate: An lively vibrancy of Black Forest fruit, maple syrup, crushed
Pontefract truffles and thick chocolate cake.
Ending Notes: Demerara sugar, Seville orange marmalade and apricots.
40.8% ABV | Non-Chill Filtered | Pure Color
A Relentless Pursuit Of Excellence
There’s nonetheless time to bid on this immensely uncommon collector’s piece. The Dalmore 48-Yr-Outdated Luminary No. 1 Uncommon is at the moment up for public sale at Sotheby’s (closing on the sixteenth of November) with a information value of between 95,000 – 180,000 GBP. www.sothebys.com
Full particulars of the Luminary Sequence might be discovered on The Dalmore web site and right here.