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Whisky Advocate: 62-Year-Old Dalmore Highlights Sotheby’s Distilled Spirits And Whisky Auction

May 19, 2020

Sotheby’s, London is currently holding its Distilled Spirits and Whisky auction until May 28, with sales taking place exclusively online due to social distancing. The offerings in this sale include some eye-popping rarities, including two bottles of Dalmore 62-year-old previously unseen at auction, estimated at $92,000–$122,000 each.

Richard Paterson, master blender for Dalmore, created a total of 12 unique bottlings of this 62-year-old, though at least one has been consumed, making these two lots all the rarer. They’re siblings to a bottle that, between December 2002 and September 2007, held the record for the most expensive bottle of whisky sold at auction: the only time Dalmore has realized this achievement.

Until this month, there have only been two opportunities since 2002 to bid on a Dalmore 62-year-old, so the appearance of two bottles in the same auction represents an unprecedented opportunity for collectors. Besides the two rare Dalmores, there are over 200 other spirits lots in the Distilled auction, which Sotheby’s anticipates could net $1.35 million total. Whisky Advocate has the full story.—Jonny McCormick

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