Whisky-Online Exclusive Dalmunach 2016 Octave Coming Very Soon!

in Sep 3, 2021

We’re absolutely overjoyed to be bringing you a Whisky-Online exclusive bottling from Dalmunach distillery! This very special limited edition Dalmunach 2016 has been bottled from an Octave sherry cask especially for Whisky-Online by our friends at Duncan Taylor and we can’t wait to share it with our lucky customers.

Dalmunach, you’ll remember, is the giant new distillery constructed in 2013-14 by Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers on the same site in Speyside where the old Imperial distillery once stood. With the distillery’s eight massive stills having been in production for nearly seven years and an annual output of around 10 million litres, you’d expect bottles of Dalmunach to be common as muck, but the distillery's output goes mainly to Chivas Brother's blended whiskies and so far bottlings from Dalmunach single malt have been remarkably thin on the ground.

Thankfully, independent bottlers Duncan Taylor have somehow managed to get their hands on a small stock of Dalmunach’s single malt whisky and have been releasing it gradually - with their own signature flourish. Duncan Taylor’s twist is to give their Dalmunachs a brief but meaningful extra maturation in Octave sherry casks - tiny barrels made by breaking down a large sherry butt and recoopering it into no fewer than eight new casks.

Our Whisky-Online exclusive Dalmunach is one of these rare Duncan Taylor octaves, whose demand has spiked since a rave review on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch programme. However, there’s a catch - as Octave casks typically only hold 50-60 litres there’s only ever a tiny outturn. 

Whisky-Online’s Dalmunach 2016 started life in an American standard barrel before being reracked by Duncan Taylor into a first fill Oloroso sherry Octave for the last three months of its maturation. Dalmunach 2016 Cask ​#10825703 has been bottled as a 5-year-old in August 2021 at its natural strength of 55.4%, with just 81 bottles yielded from the cask.

This cask strength Dalmunach Octave 2016 5-year-old Oloroso sherry finish will be in high demand, and as such it’s only right that this product will be initially available to our VIP Club Members, and will be Strictly 1 Bottle Per Customer.  

Our stock of this precious Dalmunach 2016 Octave Cask ​#10825703 is due to arrive with us early next week, so keep an eye on our mailing list, New Arrivals page, and if you haven’t already done so do follow us on Facebook and Instagram as well to keep abreast of all our latest new whiskies.

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