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World’s oldest whisky launched

The Dalmore brand owner Whyte & Mackay announced the release of one of the world’s oldest Scotch whiskies at last month’s TFWA World Exhibition. Called 50yo expression of The Dalmore, this liquor was distilled 140 years ago and lets you savour the real taste of the era gone by; an offer that perhaps cannot be […]

Nov 17, 2008 | By Luxuo

The Dalmore brand owner Whyte & Mackay announced the release of one of the world’s oldest Scotch whiskies at last month’s TFWA World Exhibition.

Called 50yo expression of The Dalmore, this liquor was distilled 140 years ago and lets you savour the real taste of the era gone by; an offer that perhaps cannot be surpassed by any other brand name.

Only 191 hand-blown Portuguese crystal decanters are being released, 50 of which will be made available to travel retailers. The rest will give add to the bars across the world with a limited-edition silver neck tag and will be individually numbered. To add to its appeal each bottle will come with a handwritten letter signed by Richard Paterson, the Dalmore’s creator.

The Dalmore Master Distiller Richard Paterson said: “I believe we are the only distillery which has the depth of stock to create such a long-loved and nurtured whisky as this.”

He reckoned the product would excite all consumers, particularly in emerging markets, and added that rare and vintage whisky such as The Dalmore 50yo was now being seen as an investment.

The 52.8%abv 50yo whisky is described as “soft and elegant” with a “multitude of complex flavours that linger in the mouth”. Tasting of orange peel and liquorice initially, it reveals added touches such as crushed almonds and cinnamon.

Buzz is that The Dalmore 50yo has a retail price of 700 pounds ($1,030) per unit of alcohol, that means 5000 pounds ($7,200) is be charged for a full-sized 70cl bottle and up to 800 pounds ($1,150) a dram in on-trade outlets.

So go ahead and grab this limited edition whisky for a taste of history.


 
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