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The Dalmore releases rare Decades collections

Scotch single malt brand The Dalmore has released a series of whiskies showcasing the best of its last 60 years of spirit production.

Separated into three collections titled 'The Dalmore Decades', the new series celebrates some of the finest liquids produced by the Highlands distiller in the past six decades and has been curated by The Dalmore's master distiller Richard Paterson.

The pinnacle of the series, The Dalmore Decades No. 6 Collection, comprises six one-of-a-kind single malt whiskies - one from each decade from the 1950s to the 2000s. It will be auctioned by Sotheby's Hong Kong in October 2021; a proportion of the sale will be donated to the V&A Dundee, with which The Dalmore has recently announced a partnership.

Meanwhile, 15 sets of the No. 5 Collection, featuring five whiskies from 1967 onwards, will be available globally with a recommended price of £200,000 and the No. 4 Collection, comprising four whiskies from 1979 onwards, is set to go on sale with a recommended price of £100,000.

Richard Paterson, who joined The Dalmore in 1970, said: "The Dalmore Decades is a unique moment for us to celebrate our history and the key moments which have marked the last six decades.

"Each bottle tells a distinctive part of The Dalmore's story: from the 1951, the last whisky created during the Mackenzie era, the family which owned the distillery for over a century and whose heritage allows us to display the 12-point Royal stag on every bottle, through to the first Scotch whisky created in the new millennium.

"These collections are a true tribute to craftsmanship forged over the decades and offer a fantastic opportunity for collectors in search of a rare, never-to-be-seen-again piece of history."

The Dalmore Decades No. 6 Collection will be presented in The Dalmore's recognisable bottle design, with bespoke silver collar and Glencairn crystal decanter.

Each set of the No. 5 and No. 4 Collections will be engraved with a unique number; the No. 4 Collection can be displayed on one plinth with individual compartments to house each decanter, while the No. 5 Collection will feature coloured stoppers and a pedestal for display.

Gerry Tosh, rare whisky director at The Dalmore, said: "The Dalmore is known for creating superior whiskies, many of which are considered attractive for investment, and the Decades collections are no exception."

13 August 2021 - Bethany Whymark


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