Monday, August 09, 2021


Whyte & Mackay, has announced the launch of a new special limited-edition series of single malts from its Dalmore Distillery, to celebrate the whisky maker’s pursuit of excellence.

The Dalmore Decades will showcase the last 60 years, drawing on the distillery’s vast inventory to create three remarkable collections.

Dalmore launches new Decades collections

The pinnacle of the series is The Dalmore Decades No. 6 Collection: a one-of-a-kind set of six single malts from six decades to be sold by global auction, facilitated by Sotheby’s Hong Kong in October 2021, featuring whiskies from 1951, 1967, 1979, 1980, 1995 and 2000. Each whisky is the personal selection of Master Distiller Mr Richard Paterson OBE.

In addition, 15 sets of the No. 5 Collection will be available globally, featuring five whiskies from 1967 onwards (RRP: £200,000), whilst 25 sets of The Dalmore Decades No. 4 Collection – profiling four whiskies from 1979, are set to go on sale with an RRP of £100,000 per set.

The whiskies in these three once-in-a-lifetime collections have been hand selected by Master Distiller Richard Paterson OBE, who joined The Dalmore in 1970, to showcase the passion, dedication and expertise which have been the hallmark of The Dalmore for over 180 years.

Commenting on the news, Richard Paterson, Master Distiller at Dalmore, said: “The Dalmore Decades is a unique moment for us to celebrate our history and the key moments which have marked the last six decades. Each bottle tells a distinctive part of The Dalmore’s story: from the 1951, the last whisky created during the Mackenzie era, the family which owned the distillery for over a century and whose heritage allows us to display the 12-point Royal stag on every bottle, through to the first Scotch whisky created in the new millennium. These collections are a true tribute to craftsmanship forged over the decades and offer a fantastic opportunity for collectors in search of a rare, never-to-be-seen-again piece of history.”

The Dalmore Distillery, recently announced a landmark partnership with V&A Dundee, the home of the renowned art and design museum in Scotland. A substantial donation from the sale of The Dalmore Decades No. 6 Collection will be donated to V&A Dundee.

Posted by Steve Rush