Holy spirits! $6,000 Sample of World's Oldest Whisky Goes Missing

on 18/10/10 at 12:47 pm

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Ordinarily, the idea of a 200 ml sample bottle of scotch disappearing would hardly be news-worthy. But this, as you might have surmised, is no ordinary scotch. What we’re dealing with here is a 70-year old malt from the obscure Mortlach distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, presented by the independent bottlers at Gordon & MacPhail.

Naturally at that age – reportedly the oldest ever bottled – the rare single malt wasn’t bottled in great quantities, and sold at a justifiably elevated price. The few 700 ml decanters offered sold at £10,000 apiece – on par with The Dalmore Sirius 58yo and the Highland Park 50yo – and a limited quantity of 200 ml bottles were sold at £2,500, promptly skyrocketing in value on the open market to around $6,000.

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