The Dalmore Decades No6 Collection is the only complete set of The Dalmore Decades whiskies in the world, with releases from 1951, 1967, 1979, 1980, 1995 and 2000. No wonder that the collection of six bottles went home with an Asian collector for $1.1 million (Rs9,03,13,630). Each crystal decanter features a bespoke silver collar and is displayed on an illuminated pedestal topped with black oak, brushed chrome and sterling silver. From its sale in 2021, The Dalmore gave away $123,540 (Rs1,01,43,041) to the V&A Dundee design museum in Scotland as part of a partnership between the museum and the distillery.
The Yamazaki 55-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky
The Yamazaki 55 was first released in 2020 by a lottery system in Japan. It was the oldest Japanese whisky to ever be sold, with only 100 bottles in circulation among true enthusiasts in the origin country. Later, the calligraphed bottles, with their gold dust and lacquer, made their way into international markets. The spirit ended up selling for up to $780,000 (Rs6,40,40,574) in 2022, breaking the record as the most expensive Japanese whisky in the world. Vatted from Mizunara and American White Oak casks, it carries a woody note that complements the bitter-sweet flavour. The bottle comes wrapped in handmade echizen washi paper and fastened with a plaited cord made up of 24 strands. Add to that the rarity of the collection, and suddenly, the price doesn’t seem so outrageous.