Hong Kong auction beats previous record for a standard bottle of Scottish whisky.
A 59-year-old Dalmore smashed the record for the most expensive standard bottle of Scotch whisky ever when it sold for 918,750 HKD (117,510 USD) at auction in Hong Kong last Friday.
As reported in The Drinks Business, the 750ml decanter of Dalmore Eos, one of only 20 bottles produced in 2011, eclipsed the previous record – a Glenfiddich 1937, which sold in Edinburgh in 2016 for 68,500 GBP (95,656 USD).
This wasn’t the most expensive standard bottle of any single malt, however. In January this year a 50-year-old Yamazaki, also offered at auction in Hong Kong, eventually sold for 2.3 million HKD (298,879 USD). But the title of most expensive single malt ever goes to a six-litre Macallan “M” Imperiale Lalique decanter, fetching an incredible 628,000 USD at a 2014 Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong.