60 Year Old Scotch launched for under £1,000

7th March, 2014 by Becky Paskin

Online retailer Master of Malt has bottled a 60 Year Old Speyside single malt whisky for its Secret Bottlings series, which is available for under £1,000.

Master-of-Malt-60-Year-Old-Scotch

The cheapest 60 Year Old you’ll find? Master of Malt’s 60 Year Old Speyside single malt Scotch comes in at under £1,000

The whisky, from an unnamed distillery, joins the retailer’s 30-, 40- and 50-year old bottlings already available in the series.

Priced at £999.95 for a 700ml bottle, the expression is markedly less expensive than others available of the same age. A decanter of John Walker & Sons Diamond Jubilee, a 60-year-old whisky that was released last summer, retailed for £100,000. Of course, like many luxury, aged releases, much of the expression’s value was tied up in the handcrafted packaging.

“By not revealing the name of the famous distillery at which it was produced, we’re able to offer a whisky of unbelievable quality at a mere fraction of the price that would otherwise be possible,” the group said.

The expression is presented in relatively humble packaging to keep the retail price low. But for those that can’t stretch their budget to £1,000, Master of Malt has also bottled a series of 30ml samples for £52.93 each.

Master of Malt describes its 60 Year Old Speyside (First Edition), which is bottled at 42.2% abv, as delivering nutmeg, cocoa butter and raisin on the nose, with tropical fruit and chocolate notes on the palate with a tobacco, molasses and dried herb finish.

The price charged for aged Scotch whisky has steadily soared over recent years as demand increases but stocks diminish.

“Globally there’s not enough old and rare stock to fulfil the demand there is,” said Bob Dalrymple, ‎global marketing controller at Whyte & Mackay, in an interview with The Spirits Business last December.

“That suggests both rarity and value will increase in the future. We have more whisky sitting above £100 than below, and that’s only going to continue.”

Leave a Reply

If that's interesting, how about these?

Work starts on Dublin Liberties Distillery

Quintessential Brands has commenced work converting a historic Dublin building more...

Black Sea oak dram to mark Ardbeg Day

Islay single malt distillery Ardbeg will release a virgin Black Sea oak more...

Bushmills unveils Bourbon finish in US

Irish whiskey brand Bushmills has introduced a Bourbon cask-matured expression, more...

Top 10 best value for money rums 2017

Available in a wide variety of expressions, with offerings to suit every more...

Spirit of Speyside to host 'whisky cache'

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will this year host a geocaching event more...

Lindores Abbey Distillery launches members' club

Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife has opened sales for its Preservation more...

Tomatin unveils series inspired by elements

Highland distillery Tomatin has unveiled a limited edition single malt series more...

Elephant Gin releases navy strength edition

Elephant Gin, which is made using African botanicals and supports the more...

Chase creates coffee-flavoured vodka

Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery has unveiled a limited edition more...

WhistlePig launches farm-to-bottle whiskey

Vermont-based distillery WhistlePig has released its first farm-to-bottle more...

Collection of 290 Karuizawa whiskies up for sale

The "world’s largest" known collection of Karuizawa Japanese whisky – more...

Last Drop releases 1972 Lochside single grain

Rare whisky bottler The Last Drop Distillers has launched a 1972 single grain more...

Johnnie Walker rebrands Platinum as 18YO

Diageo-owned blended Scotch whisky Johnnie Walker has renewed its focus on age more...

Ardgowan Distillery initiates £17m funding drive

After receiving planning permission earlier this month, The Ardgowan Distillery more...

Martell unveils VS Single Distillery

Pernod Ricard-owned Cognac house Martell has released a new expression more...

Johnnie Walker rolls out Blenders’ Batch in US

Blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker is to introduce its “experimental” more...

Lagavulin charity bottle sells for £7,300

Islay distillery Lagavulin has raised £7,300 (US$8,900) from the sale of a more...

Martell launches single estate expression at HKIA

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail has launched Martell Single Estate Domaine de more...

Javier Bardem tours Strathisla Distillery

Spanish actor Javier Bardem paid a visit to Strathisla Distillery in Speyside more...

Glasgow's Clydeside Distillery nears completion

Work on Glasgow’s new £10.5 million (US$13.1m) Clydeside Distillery has more...