The Dalmore Constellation Collection

A set of stars.

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The Dalmore Distillery has just made available a collection of four whiskies, all made in the 1960s. It is available only as a set, at a cost of $139,000. The Collection includes: Vintage 1964 (Cask 09/693), aged 46 years, one of only 35 bottles released; Vintage 1966 (Cask 7), aged 45 years, one of only 41 bottles released; Vintage 1969 (Cask 14), aged 42 years, one of only 39 bottles released; Vintage 1969 (Cask 1), aged 43 years, one of only 35 bottles released. Each is a distinctive spirit, taken from a single cask, and at cask strength.

David Robertson, director of rare Whisky at Dalmore, explains that fine and rare single malt Scotch whiskies are now sought after as an investment. “Whisky as an alternative investment has shown remarkable growth, driven by the limited releases of some of the world’s oldest and rarest stocks from distilleries with impeccable heritage,” he says. With a whisky this splendid, though, it is difficult to imagine not drinking them, and it wouldn’t necessarily take a decade, either.

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February 19, 2015