Ein Italiener hat den Zuschlag für einen fünfzig Jahre alten Dalmore bei Whisky-Online Auctions erhalten – und musste dafür 28.000 Pfund auf den Tisch legen. Damit stellte er einen neuen Weltrekord für diese Flasche auf. Der letzte Rekord stand bei 22.100 Pfund im letzten August.
Die Abfüllung mit Whiskys aus den Jahren 1926 und früher (darunter auch solche aus dem 19. Jahrhundert) wurde 1978 von Richard Paterson erschaffen – nur 60 Flaschen oder besser gesagt Decanter gibt es davon. Abgefüllt ist er mit 52% Alkohol – eine hohe Stärke für einen Whisky dieses Alters.
Hier die englischsprachige Pressemitteilung, die wir dazu erhalten haben:
Dalmore 50 Year Old Sells For World Record £28k At Auction
Blackpool, August 1st 2018: A bottle of one of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, Dalmore 50 Year Old, has sold for £28,000 ($36,700) at Whisky-Online Auctions in Blackpool. Originally created by Dalmore’s legendary Master Blender Richard Paterson in 1978, the youngest spirit in the assemblage is believed to have been from 1926 and several older liquids were used including whiskies distilled at Dalmore in the 19th century.
Only 60 hand-numbered bottles of this Dalmore 50 year old were ever produced, packaged in hand-cut crystal decanters in a hardwood presentation case. The whisky was bottled at 52%, an unusually high strength for a spirit of this great age.
Bottle No. 1 of the Dalmore 50yo sold last night after frantic bidding brought the hammer price to £28,000, a new world record for this bottle. Available for around £6000 in 2012, the value of Dalmore 50yo has escalated dramatically 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, just a few months before the previous record of £26,250 was set in December last year.
Wayne Ormerod, founder of Whisky-Online Auctions, commented:
‘’The Dalmore 50-year-old is a combination of liquid genius and pure beauty. 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 know this bottle very well having handled multiple examples over the years and although our estimate was conservative at £18,000-£22,000, we were very confident that we would overperform on behalf of our client.“
“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.“