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. bjorn

    your stupid

    September 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      You're*

      September 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL !!!!!!

      September 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bjorn

    lol jk

    September 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chester1984

    Oh I would die just to have one sip to say i drank a $200,000 whiskey.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ringo

    A sucker born every minute.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Abbi

    Do you think they got 200 000 dollars worth of PR for this brand that is not as well knowns as others?

    September 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sad.

    A $250,000 bottle of crap cannot fill your children's stomachs. Wish I could see it in person so I could smash it like Jesus smashed the tax collector and money changing booths at the temple at Jerusalem. If you disagree with me, take your materialism and your spoiled families and go jump off a cliff, we don't need you on our planet.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • rick perrytwit ... slack jawed bible thumper

      Get those kids good and buzzed and they won't realize they're hungry.

      September 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarkazein

      The world has changed a little in the past 2000+ years. Would you feel this way knowing he bought gold, frankincense, and myrrh instead?

      My point is that if you can afford a $200k bottle of whiskey, changes are extremely high that you've also donated $500 thousand here, $250 thousand there, to various causes that you believe in. (It's a tax thing.) No guarantees, of course, but people that have $200k to spend on whiskey tend to be at least a little philanthropic, even if only for a tax break for themselves.

      It's fun to play judge and jury on the Internet, but in reality, you're talking out of your butt.

      September 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • SPACEWRANGLER

      if he can afford $200k for whiskey, he can probably afford food for his children. ....just a thought.

      September 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Mother

      Awfully nice of you to decide for all of us whom we do or do not need on this planet. What if the guy who bought this sells it for twice the price in 5 years and donates the money to cancer research? What if he's merely granting the last wish of his dead, liquor-obsessed father? What if it's a present for the pope? What then!? HUH!??!?

      September 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trolololo

      "If you disagree with me, take your materialism and your spoiled families and go jump off a cliff, we don't need you on our planet."

      Nice. My way or the highway, huh? You know, another person who was just in the news had that same philosophy... Bin Laden. Just goes to show, a religious nut is a religious nut no matter what religion they belong to.

      Kindly get back under your rock.

      September 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billie Bob

      Hey Sad,
      kiss the bottom of my wiskey bottle.

      September 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • BV

      really? you're going to quote scripture then tell a whole family to go jump off a cliff? thats why christianity can't work, the people are all backwards

      September 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. wayne

    so many people starving in China, and he buys a bottle of whiskey for $200,000, I wonder how much he gives to his starving countrymen, its sickening.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      For that matter...think how many children could be fed with the money wasted on video games. How much to the purchasers of a Wii or televisions give to starving children?

      September 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Disgruntled_girl

    I can't get over this thing was in an airport GIFT SHOP. WTH? Guess they don't rotate their stock. I would not want a Snickers bar from there. I wonder how long til the Chinese string this guy up for wasting money. Remember the tizzy when a top CEO left his family and everything for his mistress?

    Sad – rage much? Put your helmet on dear, you're frothing.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • SPACEWRANGLER

      rotate their stock? you obviously don't know much about whiskey.

      September 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disgruntled_girl

      Nahhh I was joking. I wonder how this price compares to the hooch they dug up out the ice at the Pole.

      September 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Southern_Slugger_101

    You can by a lot more jack Daniels and have a lot more fun for 200,000

    September 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nofah Kingway

    It's probably just tea in the bottle. And at that price, nobody is likely to find out. Notice there isn't a single word about the quality of the whisky itself?

    September 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sunny lovetts

    People are starving all around the world. Children die of hunger and disease every night. There are many places where people just need clean water. A well of water that will last a life time is just about 1,500 or so dollars for an entire village or community. This is just spitting in the eyes of God, wasting money on this. How disgusting and selfish. Why not burn money while the would burns around you. And anyone who thinks this is "cool!" or "neat!" needs to TRULY reevaluate whats important in life.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • rick perrytwit ... slack jawed bible thumper

      I'd bet they'd rather have a well full of Dalmore 62.

      September 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. zbeast

    Wow the things I could do with 200k.. buying a single bottle of booze is not one of them.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Waggonner

    Hope is comes with a happy ending.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lindalou

    Other than only 12 bottles being produced and it being 62 years old...what would make this bottle of whiskey worth plunking down that kind of money? Too bad someone with so little common sense has so much money.

    September 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bill San Francisco

    ...and to think of the lives that could be saved with the $200,000.00. But hey, you're an important guy, you deserve it.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
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