Here they are – the five most coveted malt whisky releases in the world.
Some cost more than a house!
Dalmore 62 (1943)
Only 12 bottles of Dalmore 62 were produced in 1943 (from four single malts dating from 1868, 1876, 1926 and 1939) by the Dalmore Distillery in Inverness, Scotland. Legend has it that an anonymous buyer and five of his friends were the only people to have tasted this expensive vintage, after the former purchased for it for £32,000 at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey. The final bottle – named Drew Sinclair – was sold in Singapore for S$250,000 in 2011.
The current record holder for the world’s most expensive whisky, the Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique went under the hammer for US$460,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City in November 2010. Lalique’s one-of-a kind crystal decanter, created using the ‘cire perdue’ (lost wax) techinque, houses the oldest and rarest single-malt whisky to be released by the 187-year-old distillery.