Filed under: Spirits
Ten thousand seemed like an awful lot for a bottle of whisky back last December, when we tasted The Dalmore's 58-year old Sirius malt. But the truth of the matter is that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for one of Scotland's most exclusive distilleries. As our own Jonathon Ramsey pointed out in sampling the Mackenzie malt, The Dalmore has sold some bottles that have absolutely eclipsed every other when it comes to the prices they fetch. In 2003 they sold a bottle of 62-year old Dalmore sold at auction for over £25k, setting a world record. Three years later another bottle of the same went for £32k. But even those astronomical prices pale in comparison to Dalmore's latest.
For the first time in history, a bottle of whisky has sold for over six figures. And guess who sold it. The kicker? Dalmore didn't just sell one of them. They sold two: one in the United States and one in the United Kingdom. The bottle in question contains 64-year old whisky from the distillery's unsurpassed old stock. It's called Trinitas, and is so named because only three bottles were produced. That's right: there's another out there, and it'll be going up for sale at London' Whisky Show later this month. So if you've got an extra hundred grand in pounds sterling lying around and want to get the most expensive scotch on the market, there's your chance. (Follow the jump for video footage documenting the historic occasion.)