The 'Versos' Amontillado is exceptional and unique as it comes from the single cask belonging to Manuel Barbadillo since 1891 and was already then described as a very old Amontillado. This and the four other casks belonging to his brothers were referred to as 'Los Niños' (the children's casks). In 1988, Don Manuel's son, Toto Barbadillo, mentions these casks in his book 'Historia de las Bodegas Barbadillo'.
The 'No of the children' which today are kept in the Sevilla street cellars, were five butts, one for each brother, from which they drank. The 'No' on any cask implies that it cannot be used commercially.
In the early part of the 20th century the replenishment was made using an old Amontillado, described at the time as 'pre -phylloxera', and named after a bull fighting breed 'Miura', owing to it's full, powerful flavour.
The history of this wine implies that the origins of its grapes are not at all clear since, before the phylloxera plagues of the late 19th century that wiped out vineyards in Europe, Sherries used a number of different grape varieties.
A few years after Don Manuel's death in 1986, the casks were moved to their current location in the secure Sacristia bodega under Barbadillo' offices. Don Manuel's name is written on the cask together with his wife Aurora.