19th September 2011
New World Record - £125,000 For One
Bottle Of Whisky.
most expensive bottle of whisky ever
sold in retail has been revealed by
Whyte & Mackay at the Tax Free World
Association Show in Cannes.
The last bottle of The Dalmore 62,
released from the personal collection of
master distiller Richard Paterson, was
sold at Changi Airport in Singapore for
£125,000 just two weeks ago.
This breaks the previous retail record
set by the same brand after the final
bottle of Dalmore 64 was sold in Harrods
for £120,000 three months ago.
Whyte & Mackay has also revealed that
Jura is the fastest growing malt whisky
in the world with a sales increase of
38%, while The Dalmore is the third
fastest growing malt with a rise of 34%.
This success is emulated in travel
retail where Jura has grown by 48% and
The Dalmore by 55% in the last 12
When The Dalmore 62 was first released
in 2002 it went down in history as being
the most expensive bottle of whisky ever
bought and consumed in one sitting. An
anonymous business man paid £32,000 for
the bottle at the Penny Hill Park hotel
in Surrey. After sharing it with
friends, the buyer left a tip for the
waiter in the form of the last drop of
whisky in the bottle estimated to be
The Dalmore creator Richard Paterson
kept one of the original 12 bottles back
and gave it exclusively to DFS in
Singapore. The rare whisky, with spirit
dating as far back as 1868, was decanted
in to a bespoke hand blown crystal
decanter and adorned with the brand’s
iconic 12 pointer royal stag’s head –
hand crafted in platinum. All this sits
in a specially made bespoke wooden
presentation case which took over 100
man hours to create.
The Dalmore 62 was released in 2002 and
first sold for £25,000 at auction.
The three bottles of The Dalmore
Trinitas 64 year old became the world’s
first whisky to break the six figure
barrier for a single bottle. Two
collectors paid £100,000 each at launch
for a bottle, and the third sold in
Harrods for £120,000 rising in value by
20% in less than six months.
If you had bought Dalmore 62 (2002),
Dalmore Sirius (2009) and Dalmore 64
(2010), upon their release, it would
have cost you £129,500 in total. Today
they are worth £265,000, an increase of
nearly 105%.........from just three
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