|Thursday, 21 October 2010 11:19|
The first bottle of whisky in the world to break the six-figure price barrier in British pounds was revealed by the Scotland-based Dalmore distillery, which sold two bottles for GBP100,000 each.
The 64-year-old Trinitas, named because there were three bottles produced, was acquired by a luxury whisky lover in the U.S. and a renowned whisky investor in the U.K.. The third bottle of the record breaking spirit will be sold at the Whisky Show in London at the end of October. But organizers are keeping the exact details of the exclusive sale under wraps. Industry experts claim that if the bottle was sold by the glass in exclusive restaurants and clubs, it could fetch up to GBP20,000 for a typical 50ml dram.
Trinitas is believed to contain some of the rarest and oldest stocks of whisky in the world, some of which have been maturing in the distillery on the shores of the Cromarty Firth for more than 140 years.
The Dalmore's master distiller, Richard Paterson, used his expertise to fuse a range of these exclusive malts together. "The hand of time has been generous and rewarding with the malts I chose to use. They allowed me to create a taste sensation, which will never be repeated again and will only ever be available to those that own these bottles. You cannot put a price on that."