This Collection of Whiskeys Just Sold for More Than $1 Million
Last week, Dalmore Decades No. 5 — a collection of five Dalmore whiskeys spanning five decades — was released with a price tag of $275,000. Also announced was Dalmore Decades No. 6, a one-of-a-kind collection of six Dalmore whiskeys spanning six decades, which was to be auctioned off.
That auction happened, and the Dalmore Decades No. 6 collection sold for an outrageous $1.1 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
The Dalmore Decades No. 5 collection comprises five of the same whiskeys as No. 6. The difference between $275,000 and $1.1 million? One of the oldest whiskeys ever sold by Dalmore, the 1951 vintage. The other bottles in the collection are from 1967, 1979, 1980, 1995 and 2000.
The winning bidder was an Asian private collector.
The sale was a new record for The Dalmore, was the highest sale sold at a Sotheby’s auction this year and the highest ever sold by Sotheby’s in Asia.
A percentage of the sales will be donated to V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum. The Dalmore announced a four-year partnership with the museum last year.
Fifteen sets of the Dalmore Decades No. 5 collection were put up for sale, distributed at premium retailers including Harrods in London, Le Bon Marché in France, Wally’s Wine & Spirits and CDFG Hainan in China.
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