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. ZombieKiller2000

    I hope he drinks it and becomes a zombie! BWAhAHAhAHAA Patient ZERO!

    September 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. humanbeing

    200,000$ worth of urine eventually

    September 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. yuh

    i drink that everyday for breakfast..this is old news

    September 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. EA

    Correction to this story but the worlds most Expensive bottle of Whisky is The Macallan 64yr that sold last year for $460,000

    September 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tcp

    Silly alcoholics...

    September 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. One Day

    Funny what Chinese businessmen can afford these days.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah

      Yeah and he bought it from an indian....where are we.

      September 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andrew

    This is just Charlie Sheen's pee...
    twice distilled....
    by Charlie Sheen drinking his own pee and then rebottleing it.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • asche

      could you be any dumber?

      September 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kurtinco

    This is just stupid. Why don't you spend that money and put a kid through college? F n morons.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • RD

      Couldn't have said it better myself.

      September 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      He'll be able to sell it in 10 years and put 4 kids through college. Moron.

      September 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • asche

      it's not the job of wealthy people to go put random people thorough college. they can spend it on anything they want and it's none of your business, honestly.

      September 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Russell

    You know the world is really screwed up when you have businessmen sitting around drinking $200,000 scotch while their workers earn just a few dollars an hour. It reminds me of descriptions of the middle ages where serfs owned nothing and the lords had all the wealth. I just wonder when the next revolution will begin?

    September 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • asche

      how much do your workers make? if you don't employ people you can't complain about their wages.

      September 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lance

    Whoever purchased this for 200k needs to be taxed more. This is stupid. What an idiot.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. James

    he's not gonna drink it you fools, he is "Investing" ....

    September 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jimmy

    It is very funny what a Chinese Business man can afford these days.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Everyday I'm Shufflin'

    Just think, everyday I am shuffling to make a living, pay my bills, and buy the necessities of life....and this person has this much money to buy something like this.....and we say the rich need not be taxed more....oh really, what are you smoking.....PLEASE, give me some.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      CHINESE businessman

      September 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anthony

    It's his money, if he wants to waste it on booze it's his business.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. smokaah

    He should open a bar back in China and sell it off by the glass to his Chinese business buddies.

    September 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
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