Dalmore whisky sets new world record
The last bottle of Dalmore 62, released from the personal collection of master distiller Richard Paterson, was recently sold at Changi Airport in Singapore for £125,000 (€144,000).
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 (€138,000) three months ago.
When 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 (€37,000) 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 worth £1,000 (€1,150).
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.
Dalmore whisky is imported and distributed by Farsons Beverage Imports Company Ltd.