Dalmore 50-year-old sells for record £28k

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Dalmore 50-year-old sells for record £28k

3rd August, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

A 50-year-old bottle of The Dalmore single malt whisky has set a new world record after fetching £28,000 (US$36,700) at auction.

The Dalmore 50 Year Old was estimated to fetch between £18,000 and £22,000

The Dalmore 50 Year Old was sold at a Whisky-Online auction in Blackpool, setting a new world record for the bottle. It was estimated to fetch between £18,000 and £22,000.

Created by master blender Richard Paterson in 1978, the whisky is limited to 60 hand-numbered bottles and bottled at 52% abv.

The expression is believed to contain liquid from 1926 and several older liquids including whiskies distilled in the 19th century.

Available for around £6,000 in 2012, the value of Dalmore 50 Year Old has increased 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. In December last year, the expression sold for £26,250.

Wayne Ormerod, founder of Whisky-Online Auctions, said: “There are very few single malt Scotch whiskies distilled in the 1920s that have been bottled at such an age combined with a high bottling strength. This is a whisky that for many years never really established the reputation it truly deserves.

“We had numerous interested bidders from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and even strong bidders from here in the UK. But when the hammer finally fell it was nice to see a regular customer from Italy secured themselves a fantastic piece of Scottish liquid history.”

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