7 Rare and Iconic Whiskies You Need to Invest In
The Dalmore is one of the world’s most lauded whisky brands – known for craftsmanship and impeccable taste. Throughout its 180 year history, the brand has produced groundbreaking blends and iconic whiskies that many aficionados and fans think of as investment pieces. With master distiller Richard Paterson as the creative force behind The Dalmore for 50 years, they are definitely in expert hands.
As of late, there has been an uptick in the trend of investing in liquor, from whisky to wine. In fact, Knight Frank’s 2020 Wealth Report says that “rare whisky has grown in value the most over the last 10 years at +564 per cent, and increased by +5 per cent in the past 12 months,” in comparison to other luxury purchases like watches, cars and jewellery.
With only limited bottles in circulation, many of these creations are nothing short of coveted.
Here are some of The Dalmore’s rarest and aged icons that you ought to invest in and add to your growing collection, seeing as the brand has grown globally 38.8 per cent in value year on year!
1/7 The Dalmore 60
The Dalmore recently, in December, released a rare, one of one 60-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky to celebrate 180 Years of exceptional craftmanship and dedication! This means that it is the only bottle of The Dalmore 60 that was released to mark the distillery’s 180th anniversary. It was created from two twin casks from the Mackenzie era.
2/7 Dalmore 62
Only 12 bottles of The Dalmore 62 were created and each of them has been individually named, hand signed, and numbered. This rare bottle was made in bespoke hand-crafted casks and seasoned with Gonzales Byass Matusalem Oloroso 30-year-old sherry. The Dalmore 62 remains to be seen as one of the most exclusive yet sought-after whiskies in the world. This is priced at 16.6 million PHP.
3/7 Dalmore L’Anima
The L’anima is a special 49-year-old expression created in partnership between Dalmore master blender Richard Paterson and Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura. This item raised £108,900 or 7.67 million PHP for charity at auction in Sotheby's! It is a unique one-off bottle of Dalmore with L’Anima meaning soul in Italian. The single malt was created using Dalmore whiskies married in ex-Bourbon barrels, ex-Gonzalez Byass sherry casks which previously held 40-year-old ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry, and ex-Graham’s vintage Port pipes.
4/7 Dalmore EOS 59
There are 20 of these stunning decanters that were produced from mouth-blown Portuguese crystal and adorned with silver highlights and are available in the market. Named after the Titan goddess of the dawn, this 59-year-old scotch melds flavours from two ex-Sherry casks, both of which have aged since 1951. This Dalmore blend is worth 8.13 million PHP.
5/7 Dalmore Drew Sinclair
There were only 12 bottles of Drew Sinclair created by master distiller Richard Paterson. Investing in this means you are only one of twelve in the world in possession of this treasure. The blend was named after Andrew ‘Drew’ Sinclair, who was a beloved distillery manager for The Dalmore. This bottle is priced at 6.38 million PHP.
6/7 Dalmore Patterson Collection
This is quite an incredible compendium of 12 rare and highly coveted single malt whiskies from The Dalmore that date back to 1926. The collection was created by master blender Richard, in partnership with Harrods department store in London. When this was first launched, it was the most expensive collection of whiskies ever created!
Each bottle contains whisky that was matured in American white oak, and Gonzalez Byass matusalem and apostoles Sherry casks, and are presented in a lead crystal Glencairn decanter featuring hand-engraved silver plaques by Hamilton & Inches. The Paterson Collection also comes with a beautiful custom wooden display cabinet and even has a 200-page ledger explaining the blend. This gorgeous, compendium collection of rare whiskies is worth 58.2 million PHP.
7/7 Dalmore Brilliance
At 14.5 million PHP, Dalmore’s Brilliance comes in a decanter that was artfully crafted in collaboration with Gassan Diamonds and even has a Gassan 1.83 cut VS2 grade G colour diamond stopper. This fascinating bottle is presented in a hand-made rosewood case. Did you know that this blend contains whisky that dates back to 1868, 1878 and 1926?
These bottles all represent the art-form of whisky-making. Dalmore has prided itself on its attention to detail and has set a level of excellence that many others aspire to reach. The Philippines can be extra proud, and local collectors and whisky lovers should be even more excited, because The Dalmore is in fact, Filipino-owned.
If you are interested in learning more, these rare and aged collections can be seen and are available in select quantity at the Dalmore Flagship Store in Uptown Parade, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City: +63 917 858 4389 | @thedalmore.com.