A new record for the most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold in retail history was made in Changi Airport two weeks ago. The last of the only 12 bottles of The Dalmore 62, single Highland malt Scotch whisky, it was sold for $250,000. When The Dalmore 62 was first released in 2002 it was the most expensive bottle of whisky ever bought and consumed in one sitting, after a business man paid £32,000 for the bottle at the Penny Hill Park hotel in Surrey.
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 caarries the brand’s 12 pointer royal stag’s head – hand crafted in platinum. It sits in a specially made bespoke wooden presentation case which took over 100 hours to create.
The previous record for the most expensive bottle of Dalmore 64 was help by in Harrods which sold it for £120,000 ($235,000) three months ago.