The first of three bottles will be will be sold within its sculpture at Sotheby’s London with a portion of the proceeds donated to V&A Dundee, the second sculpture and bottle will be held at the distillery’s Highland Home, while the designers proof of the sculpture and replica bottle will be held in a display at V&A Dundee.
The sculpture of The Rare is made of 48 hand crafted diamonds of Scottish Oak, Japanese Oak and polished metal to represent the 48 years of the whisky of Luminary No.1 – The Rare. The sculpture is inspired by how invisible natural forces inspire the visible and the delicate use of wood and light confidently frame The Rare decanter at its centre. The Scottish Oak wood chosen celebrates The Dalmore and V&A Dundee Partnership – as before being upcycled for this project the tree had fallen on the banks of the River Tay.
The Rare Flavour Profile
Black morello cherries, roasted coffee beans, Ogen melon drenched in Port wine and honeysuckle
Black Forest fruit, maple syrup, crushed Pontefract cakes and thick chocolate cake
Demerara sugar, Seville orange marmalade and apricots