How about celebrating Lunar New Year with a bottle of one of the world’s rarest malt whiskies?
The BC Liquor Store on Cambie and 39th Avenue in Vancouver will be holding an in-store draw later this month for a chance to buy the $80,000 bottle of The Dalmore Constellation Collection Vintage 1964 to mark the upcoming Lunar New Year.
The Dalmore Constellation Collection Vintage 1964 Cask 9 was aged 46 years and is one of 67 bottles ever produced. It’s also the last known remaining bottle worldwide.
The spirit was aged for 43 years in American white oak casks, which gave it an initial backbone of creamy vanilla and honey notes. After this, the whisky spent another three years maturing in a Matusalem Oloroso Sherry cask, according to The Dalmore.
The whisky has notes of orange, lavender and patchouli, as well as hints of coffee and black forest fruits.
“When I was assessing the final whiskies that would make it into the collection I kept coming back to this whisky,” said The Dalmore master distiller Richard Paterson.
“It intrigued me. The influence of sherry and age makes this one of the most dignified whiskies within the collection.”
Ballots for the in-store draw for the $80,000 bottle will be available on Jan. 29 at the BC Liquor Store at 5555 Cambie Street, near 39th Avenue.
Customers are not required to be present at the time of the 2 p.m. draw to purchase and will be notified directly.
BC Liquor is also releasing five other Dalmore Constellation Collection whiskies, including:
- The Dalmore Constellation 1971 Cask 2 ($28,000 CAD)
- The Dalmore Constellation 1972 Cask 1 ($29,000 CAD)
- The Dalmore Constellation 1973 Cask 10 ($26,000 CAD)
- The Dalmore Constellation 1979 Cask 594 ($11,500 CAD)
- The Dalmore Constellation Collection 1981 Cask 3 ($8,800 CAD)