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 ChannelNewsAsia.com.

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. mcool123

    can someone please talk to me?

    September 20, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mohammad Al Akbar Saraheem

    I'd slam it.

    September 20, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • mcool123

      you slam what?

      September 20, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    Tano not as "dumb" as a ignorant fool that actually supports the tea baggers.

    September 20, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Southerner01

      All the actual tea baggers are democrats.

      September 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    Are you one of those traitors???

    September 20, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • mcool123

      who?

      September 20, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. mcool123

    s kel who are you talking bout?

    September 20, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. inyourface73

    Will anyone ever actually know what it tastes like? It's like owning a rare classic car, and never driving it. waste

    September 20, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    Please send your taxfree contribution to:www.helpthewealthy.net.

    September 20, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • mcool123

      what?

      September 20, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    tano and you if you agree with him mrnotcool.

    September 20, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • mcool123

      sorry i was just kiding

      September 20, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • mcool123

      i really didn't mean to agree. I am very sorry, please forgive me?

      September 20, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. mcool123

    why isn't anybody not talking to me?

    September 20, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tano

    No s kel,

    I'm just someone how can formulate his own opinions and keeps them to himself. I do not use sarcasm (and think it's funny) to try and persuade thought while showing everyone how smart and witty I am. But if I wanted to show how smart and witty I was, I would spell correctly and would have had the brains to notice the words that I have typed that were UNDERLINED RED!

    just saying

    September 20, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Southerner01

      But if you were showing how smart and witty you were, would you fail to notice that you used the word HOW when you meant WHO. I guess so, since that would not be underlined in red.

      September 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. CarmanK

    Now that is decadence!!

    September 20, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • mcool123

      what is

      September 20, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. mcool123

    why is everyone being mean to me?

    September 20, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. maddog

    If you like fast and long lasting, then cut and paste. This where the rich should be spending their $$

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlIPVGGRaA8&w=640&h=360]

    September 20, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. mcool123

    nobody really wants to be my firend

    September 20, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    cool just send this underedamacated millionare money so I my buy a bottel of $3,000, 000.00 wine. Thank you.

    September 20, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
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