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Diplomatico 1997 Sherry Cask Finish 75cl / Inaugural Release

Lot: 6030914
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Diplomatico 1997 Sherry Cask Finish 75cl / Inaugural Release

Winning Bid: £1,300
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 18 bids

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Cask Type: 
sherry finish
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Production method: 
pot & column stills
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Diplomatico 1997 Sherry Cask Finish 75cl / Inaugural Release

Destilerías Unidas S.A. (better known as DUSA) was built in 1959 to replace a small local distillery that had been producing on the site at the foot of the Andes mountains for around 15 years. Initially the company was called Licorerías Unidas S.A. (or LUSA), and Canadian distilling giant, Seagram, was the majority shareholder opposite a group of local distillers. Seagram took full control in 1992 but were eventually wound up in 2001, their empire carved up mostly between Pernod-Ricard and Diageo. The companies sold their interests the following year to José R. Ballesteros Melendez, who renamed the company DUSA in the process. The distillery uses both molasses and sugarcane “honey” to produce light and heavy rums, respectively, and has an array of different stills: a five-column continuous still, two double-retort pot stills, a batch kettle and two more computer controlled stainless steel columns.

The first in what has now become a highly sought after series of single vintage bottlings, finished in sherry casks.

This 75cl bottling was sold on the Venezuelan domestic market.

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