Bottle of whisky sells for $200,000
The Dalmore 62 whisky is displayed in Singapore's Changi Airport.
September 20th, 2011
08:08 AM ET

Bottle of whisky sells for $200,000

It may be the most expensive drink ever.

A Chinese businessman has put down a deposit of $79,400 ($100,000 Singapore) on a bottle of Scotch whisky that goes for $200,000 ($250,000 Singapore). The 62-year-old bottle of Dalmore single malt is one of only 12 produced, according to a report on

The $200,000 bottle price amounts to about $12,000 per serving, the report said.

The bottle of whisky is still on display at a duty-free shop in Singapore's Changi Airport. The businessman put down the deposit with a bank transfer, an airport spokesman told ChannelNewsAsia.

The price breaks the retail record set by another bottle of the same brand three months ago, according to the Moodie Report. That bottle of Dalmore 64 sold in London for $188,000.

Vijay Mallya , chairman of Whyte & Mackay and United Spirits, which owns the Dalmore brand, told the Moodie Report that whisky is a good investment.

“The record breaking Dalmore 62 is an absolute bargain in my mind. The owner of this fabulous bottle now owns one of the rarest and most exclusive whiskies in the world. It’s a fantastic investment, rising in value by £100,000 ($157,000)  in 10 years. How much will it be worth in another 10 years?" Mallya is quoted as saying.

The Dalmore 62 was first offered for sale in 2002 at $39,000, according to the Moodie report.

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  1. jim

    If it's not Jack Daniels you know you've paid way too much.

    September 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duronimal


      September 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andyvon

    "How much will it be worth in another ten years?" asks Mr. Mallya. Nothing – if the Chinese businessman drinks it!

    September 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Guy

    I have a "full" bottle of champagne that Celine Dion gave to everyone at her turn of the millennium, $520.00 a ticket Montreal concert on the 31st of december 1999 at midnight (new millennium) . Everybody opened their bottles to have a toast with Celine, but i didn't opened mine and I have decided to sell it if the price is right. Highest bidder.

    September 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bigwilliestyles

    What a load of crock. 200,000 grand for a stinking bottle of hooch. No matter the cost, the end result is the same: it tastes like crap and if you drink enough, you get drunk.

    September 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. denim

    See, this is why you don't buy things at a "duty-free" shop. :->

    September 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Duronimal

    I'll give you $5 for it.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cliff

    Last November, a bottle of The Macallan went for $460,000 at an auction run by Sotheby's – with proceeds going to Charity:Water.

    October 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
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    Great comments thanks for sharing!....

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