The most expensive whisky in the world just hit shelves. And all you have to do to purchase is journey to Santa Monica—and shell out $275,000.
The oceanside Wally’s Wine & Spirits is home to one of just 15 produced The Dalmore Decades 5 Piece Collection. The one-of-a-kind collectible set features five whiskies from five decades: 1967, 1979, 1980, 1995, 2000.
“Over the past 50 years, I have kept a watchful eye over our superlative inventory of rare whiskies, giving them the guidance to mature and reach their full potential in the finest casks sourced from around the world,” master distiller Richard Paterson said. “The Dalmore Decades opens doors to the world of luxury— every drop of liquid is a masterpiece of time. This collection is a memento of our 180-year history and each bottle marks a very special milestone and has a unique story to tell. If the last year has taught us anything, it is that life is to be enjoyed now and I hope the lucky collector will enjoy with those closest to them.”
Each of the 15 sets is unique from one another, so the lucky Angeleno to become owner of the set at Wally’s will own a truly specialized piece of Dalmore history. The decanter features a distinctive colored stopper and the 750 mL bottles are engraved with an individualized set number. To ensure proper presentation of the collectable, each set also has a pedestal. Paterson hand-selected each single malt whisky.
"This intricate 5 piece collection is an artful depiction of The Dalmore's timeless excellence. It represents 180 years of masterful whisky making,” Christopher Watt said, the president of Whyte & Mackay Americas, Dalmore’s parent company.
Set number 14 of 15, the Wally’s item will be the only Dalmore Decades 5 Piece Collection available in the entire United States. It becomes available for purchase in November.
“The Dalmore Decades Collection represents quality and history at its finest,” Wally’s President Christian Navarro said. “We here at Wally’s are steeped in tradition carried by our drive to bring the world’s greatest products to the planet’s best people.”
On Sept. 27, Wally’s and Dalmore invited a select group of tastemakers and influencers to an exclusive tasting of the collection. See more of the event below.