A Scotch whisky from a Highland distillery has sold for a world record £28,000 at auction.
One of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, Dalmore 50 Year Old, has sold at Whisky-Online Auctions in Blackpool.
Originally created by Dalmore’s legendary master blender Richard Paterson in 1978, the youngest spirit in the assemblage is believed to have been from 1926 and several older liquids were used including whiskies distilled at Dalmore in the 19th century.
Only 60 hand-numbered bottles of this Dalmore 50 year old were ever produced, packaged in hand-cut crystal decanters in a hardwood presentation case. The whisky was bottled at 52%, an unusually high strength for a spirit of this great age.
Bottle No. 1 of the Dalmore 50 year old, after frantic bidding, brought the hammer price to £28,000, a new world record for this bottle.
Available for around £6000 in 2012, the value of Dalmore 50yo has escalated dramatically in recent months, with previous bottles selling for £14,300 in January 2017, £18,600 in March 2017 and then £22,100 in August 2017.