Aisla T’Orten 105-Year-Old is the world’s most expensive whiskey at $1.4 million
In October last year, Dalmore distillery near Inverness, Scotland made a new record by selling two of the three world’s most expensive Scotch whiskey bottles, Dalmore 64 Trinitas for £100,000/$160,100 each. Later in November, a 64-year-old Macallan single-malt whiskey bottled in a unique Lalique crystal decanter went for a record-breaking $460,000 at Sotheby’s in New York City. Now, fine malt whiskey retailer Master of Malt have unveiled the world’s oldest and most expensive bottle of Scotch whiskey. The whiskey, which was discovered by a Scottish historian eight months ago, now costs £870,000 ($1.4 million), making it the most expensive spirit ever released.
The incredible 105-year-old whiskey was distilled on the February 17, 1906 at the Aisla T’Orten distillery in the Highlands. The cask used was a sherry butt, which spent most of its time during the past century in the basement of Aberdeen-based historian, Allie Sisell. Mr Sisell sold the cask for an undisclosed sum to Master of Malt in 2010. The Aisla T’Orten 105 Year Old 1906 “Liquid History” was bottled on March 8, 2011 after it spent 105 years in cask. Master of Malt said…
Whilst a frankly titanic price for a bottle of whisky, we hope the buyer will appreciate the rarity of the bottle, the cost of building the distillery to create a single bottle, and the fact this is quite literally liquid history.
Master of Malt were left with just 762ml of spirit after exhuming the contents. They have bottled 700ml of it, tasted 12ml, and have bottled the remaining 50ml for future generations.