Dalmore Paterson Collection

Scottish distillery The Dalmore has partnered with Harrods to launch The Dalmore Paterson Collection, named after master distiller Richard Paterson who assessed, nosed, tasted and selected each whisky blend for the lot of a dozen bottles. Whiskies range in date from 1926 to the 1990s.

The price tag for the world’s only collection of its kind? A cool £987,500 ($1.5 million).

Bottles are named after either important figures in Paterson’s life such as his father and grandfather, as well as James Whyte and Charles Mackay, the founders of The Dalmore’s parent company.

Bottles are handcrafted, full lead crystal decanters made by crystal house Glencairn, while luxury jeweler Hamilton & Inches hand-engraved the silver that embellishes the bottles.

All 12 bottles are presented in a wooden case that took cabinet maker Gavin Robertson more than 700 hours to design and craft.

Accompanying the collection is a calfskin leather-bound ledger detailing the process in Paterson’s own handwriting. Each page has been hand-folded and foiled in silver, before being bound.

Richard Paterson