Thirsty? That'll be $12,000 a shot
September 20th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
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It may be the most expensive drink ever.

A Chinese businessman has put down a deposit of $79,400 ($100,000 Singapore) on a bottle of Scotch whisky that goes for $200,000 ($250,000 Singapore). The 62-year-old bottle of Dalmore single malt is one of only 12 produced, according to a report on

The $200,000 bottle price amounts to about $12,000 per serving, the report said.

The bottle of whisky is still on display at a duty-free shop in Singapore's Changi Airport. The businessman put down the deposit with a bank transfer, an airport spokesman told ChannelNewsAsia.

The price breaks the retail record set by another bottle of the same brand three months ago, according to the Moodie Report. That bottle of Dalmore 64 sold in London for $188,000.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Joe

    It's their money to spend how they please. Don't be so better. I think the bigger tragedy is that there are far better scotches for one to enjoy!

    September 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
  2. kelli

    I am sickened at the audacity of rich people indulging themselves. This type of money could feed a small country. The state of our country is based on our greed as people I believe.

    September 21, 2011 at 10:51 am |
    • Markyus

      Our country as in what? Cause if this is pinned on Americans, it does state that this bottle is displayed in Singapore.

      January 9, 2013 at 11:13 am |
  3. Houstonian@Jerv

    Sorry about that. Dang auto correct!

    September 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
    • Jerv@Houstonian

      That's alright. I like "herb."

      September 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
  4. Houstonian@Herb

    Right behind you! The full price of the bottle would buy a nice home in a nice neighbourhood here.

    September 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
    • Jerv@Houstonian

      Ditto that here in my neck of the woods.

      September 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  5. Noxious Sunshine

    That's insane... I'll stick to my Buchannan or Johnny Walker thank you very much.

    September 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
    • Jerv@Noxious Sunshine

      Amen to that. 12K could be a down payment on a house.

      September 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
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