A single 62-year-old bottle of Dalmore 62, the last remaining specimen out of just 12 that were produced, has been sold to a Chinese businessman at Singapore's Changi Airport for a staggering S$250,000, making it the most expensive bottle of Scotch ever sold.
The record-holding Scotch whisky's astronomical price tag no doubt owes much to its rarity and exquisite presentation. Containing a spirit dating as far back as 1868, the "liquid gold" was decanted in a bespoke hand blown crystal decanter adorned with a platinum cast of the brand’s iconic 12 pointer royal stag’s head. The precious spirit sits in a specially made wooden presentation case, which Dalmore says took over 100 man hours to create.
The Dalmore 62 is, of course, no stranger to stunning anecdotes of opulence and extravagance. 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.
Back in 2002, 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 worth £1000.