Two bottles of the 64-year-old Trinitas were sold for GBP100,000

Two bottles of the 64-year-old Trinitas were sold for GBP100,000

Whyte & Mackay has sold two bottles of 64-year-old The Dalmore Scotch whisky for GBP100,000 each (US$159,800).

The bottles of Trinitas were sold to a "luxury whisky lover" in the US and to a renowned whisky investor in the UK, Whyte & Mackay said today (14 October). A third bottle is expected be sold at the Whisky Show in London at the end of October.

The firm claimed that the sale marks the first time that a Scotch whisky has commanded a six-figure price tag.

Industry experts claim that if the bottle was sold by the glass in exclusive restaurants and clubs, it could fetch up to GBP20,000 for a 50ml dram.

Trinitas contains some of the rarest and oldest stocks of whisky in the world, some of which have been maturing in the distillery on the shores of the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, for more than 140 years.

The Dalmore's master distiller, Richard Paterson, said: "People recognise that you have to pay a premium for true exclusivity and heritage. Even in this day and age, when times are tough, those that enjoy the finer things in life want to reward themselves with something very special."