Singh pays £100k for Trinitas

The owner of the award-winning Whisky Exchange retailer in London is one of the first people to pay a six-figure sum for a bottle of whisky.

Sukhinder Singh and US collector Mahesh Patel each paid £100,000 for a bottle of Trinitas, a 64 Year Old malt from Whyte & Mackay’s Dalmore distillery.

Only three bottles have been produced. The third is to go on sale at the Whisky Exchange-backed Whisky Show in London this weekend (October 29-30).

Singh said he thought it was a wise investment, adding: “It is one of the most exclusive whiskies to have ever been released and, most importantly, the whisky is of amazing quality. I love the simple, top-quality packaging and I know it will appeal to the growing league of whisky collectors and enthusiasts.

“Most of the ‘first growth’ malts have proven to be good investments over the past decade, and I have no doubt this will become one of the most sought-after bottles in the world. We regularly get asked for the Dalmore 62, of which there were only 12 available, but apart from the two we sold originally, we have never been able to find another.”?Trinitas is said to contain some of the rarest and oldest stocks of whisky in the world. Some have been maturing in the distillery on the shores of the Cromarty Firth for more than 140 years.

Master distiller Richard Paterson said the aim had not been to break a world record but to make “the best whisky money can buy”. He added: “People recognise you have to pay a premium for true exclusivity, craftsmanship, quality and heritage. Even in this day and age, those who enjoy the finer things in life want to reward themselves with something very special, and you won’t get more special than Dalmore 64.”