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. Nathan

    To all of the morons whining about it being stupid to buy alcohol for that price...This is not for drinking. It's just an investment on an item that is continually increasing in value. He'll be able to put several children through college from the 10 year return alone. Wow...Get a clue...

    September 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eric

    The bottle "increases in value" only as long as other richer idiots are willing to pay more for it.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred Frederson

      It's good that you've learned the basic principle of all commerce and investment. I'd like to wish you an early and happy 9th birthday.

      September 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tim

    Well, nobody is drinking that whiskey. Since it is a limited edition, it is kind of like an art collection for future resale. Smart investment.

    September 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Boxer

    $200k buys a lot of PBR – why not just get 10 – 15,000 of your closest friends sh-t faced. Now there's an investment!

    September 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • screambler

      lol, yeah. you could buy a case of beer every day for the next 30 years with that kinda money.

      September 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scott Acton

    Wonder what he'll pay for the cigars...

    September 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Thizz

    He better drink it and not just keep it to resell.

    September 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mike

    Bottoms Up !!

    September 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Poophead

    Show off.

    September 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mauricio

    This world is so F***d up.

    September 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TruthEffect

    yeah, it probably is an investment, and it will probably increase in value, only because even dumber people will pay more for it. but it begs the question: does intelligence decrease in inverse proportion to wealth?

    September 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • jc

      Do you own stocks? Invest in property? Have a CD in the bank? Or do you just live paycheck to paycheck with no plans for the future?

      September 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fred Frederson

    Probably only 25% better than Glenlivet, but then again, a 10 is only 25% better than an 8.

    September 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mike

    how does anyone know it is true whiskey if no one will taste it? could be toilet water for all he knows

    September 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. barney barham

    allready posted

    September 20, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Southerner01

    Congratulations to this successful person for having enough money to buy a rare luxury item like this. Personally, I hope he's a whisky connoisseur and that he opens and drinks it.

    As to all the jealous whiners, understand this. This man helped contribute to the success of the company who made the whiskey and the store that sold it. Wealthy people spending money is GOOD!

    September 20, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
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