Whyte and Mackay launches £12,000 whisky

07 January, 2010

Whyte and Mackay has launched a 58 year old Dalmore expression that will sell for £12,000 a decanter.

Selene, inspired by the Titan Goddess, is the product of casks 1781 and 1782, both filled on 7 June 1951.  They were left underground for over half a century before the master distiller combined their individual aromas, flavours and finishes to create the whisky.

There are only 30 decanters of this Single Highland Malt in the world, retailing exclusively in Harrods, Selfridges, The Whisky Exchange and The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre at £12,000.

Richard Paterson, master distiller at Whyte and Mackay said: “This exclusive expression is quite simply a fantastic whisky and its quality reflects the care, love and attention of the craftsmen behind its production.

“Luxury is about enjoying something rare and sublime – we believe this 58 year old vintage will excite our discerning customers and encourage investment.  Having already been inundated with enquiries about Selene’s release, it is sure to be snapped up by collectors across the globe.”

The decanters are made from Portuguese blown crystal with an individually numbered neck collar, iconic stag and solar eclipse, said to reflect the influence of nature on the vintage expression. The 58 year old whisky is presented in a solid steel box, inlaid with leather and each bottle is personally signed by master distiller Richard Paterson.

The drink is said to have ‘aromas of lime, mandarin and grapefruit, hints of bergamot laced with thick plumy treacle, aged Matusalem sherry, ginger and spice all combine to captivate the senses.’

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