Harrods Creates World’s Rarest Whisky Collection

23 September 2013, 09:33 AM
  • Iconic luxury retailer Harrods has teamed up with one of the world’s top malt whisky brands to create a collection of rare whiskies worth almost £1 million
Harrods Creates World’s Rarest Whisky Collection

The Dalmore Paterson Collection has taken pride of place in the newly refurbished Fine Spirits Room at Harrods and is priced at a staggering £987,500. Consisting of twelve bottles, each rare expression has been individually assessed, nosed, tasted and selected by Richard Paterson, master distiller of The Dalmore, from some of the rarest, oldest and most valuable stock in the world.
Each of the twelve expressions is presented in a hand crafted full lead crystal decanter, produced by Glencairn, one of the world’s leading crystal houses. Luxury jeweller Hamilton & Inches has crafted and hand engraved the silver that adorns each bottle, and the collection itself is housed in a bespoke wooden cabinet, made by acclaimed British cabinet maker Gavin Robertson, that took more than 700 hours of design and craft to finish.

Direct of Foods at Harrods, Bruce Langlands, said: “If we had any doubts at all about selling such an incredible range of whiskies we wouldn’t have spent so much creating them in the first place with The Dalmore. It is the flagship product for our new spirits room, and has pride of place in its bespoke hand crafted cabinet. I’m more concerned that we sell it too quickly and we lose an outstanding talking point and attraction in the spirits room!”

The global market for luxury wines and spirits continues to flourish with growth of 12% forecast in 2013*. This growth is fuelled by a combination of factors, including the continued rise of the Chinese luxury consumer accounting for one in four purchases of personal luxury goods, and the rise of luxury tourism accounting for 40% of global luxury spending.

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