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The First Dalmore Constellation Collection sold to real estate developer Mahesh Patel for $247,938

Andrea Divirgilio / July 30, 2012

We have earlier reported about the Dalmore Constellation Collection that brings together, for the very first time, the complete spectrum of vintages created in Dalmore’s iconic Highland distillery between the years 1964 and 1992. The collection consists of 21 individual ‘expressions’ of the finest malt; the magnificent and bold whiskies that have spent their lives finessing in the finest casks from around the world. This refinement is further matched by the presentation in handblown crystal decanters which are as unique as the spirit within, and housed in bespoke lacquered presentation cabinet. Now, one of the world’s first Dalmore Constellation Collection has been sold for $247,938 through The Whisky Shop in the UK to an American entrepreneur and property developer, Mahesh Patel, who will add this to his already considerable collection, estimated to be worth $2 million.

The First Dalmore Constellation Collection sold to American billionaire for $247,938

Interestingly, Mahesh Patel purchased the Dalmore Constellation Collection inscribed with his lucky number ‘13’, which is also one of the reasons this spirit collector bought the set from The Whiskey Shop, the world’s first high street retailer to stock the Dalmore collection. The first buyer Mahesh Patel stated, “The Dalmore is up there with the best when it comes to quality, rarity and investment – and of course taste.”

The First Dalmore Constellation Collection sold to American billionaire for $247,938

On the other side, Andrew Torrance, Managing Director of The Whisky Shop stated, “The creation and sale of this prestigious collection shows that whisky goes from strength to strength. We have seen sales increase in the last year, and in a really tough economic climate. And premium bottlings like this have grown in our stores.”

The First Dalmore Constellation Collection sold to American billionaire for $247,938

Notably, Dalmore is not only rated as the fastest growing malt whisky in the world, as verified by International Wine & Spirits Research, but also as the top investment whisky by independent authority whisky Highland. In the last two years, The Dalmore has sold a number of rare and precious whiskies, which includes the Dalmore’s Sirius for $15,680, the Dalmore 62 Sinclair for $196,060 in Singapore’s Changi Airport, making it the most expensive bottle ever sold for retail, besides the offering of Dalmore Zenith, one of the oldest and rarest bottles of whisky to go up for auction.

Whisky connoisseurs and collectors across the world can also check the complete guide to tasting and investing in fine whiskies.

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