16-07-13

The Dalmore Paterson Collection
















The world's leading luxury retailer, Harrods, has teamed up with one the world's finest malt whisky brands, The Dalmore, to create a unique collection of rare whiskies.

The Dalmore Paterson Collection goes on sale today in the newly refurbished Fine Spirits Room at Harrods department store for £987,500 ($1.3 million).

Consisting of twelve bottles, each rare expression has been individually assessed, nosed, tasted and selected by Richard Paterson, master distiller of The Dalmore, from some of the rarest, oldest and most valuable stock in the world. But he was not alone in this enviable task as Nick Fleming, wine and spirits buyer for Harrods, used his unrivalled expertise to help choose the whiskies.

Richard has chosen to name each of these whiskies, dating from 1926 up to the 1990s, in honour of those people who have influenced and inspired him throughout his career, from his own father and grandfather to the founders of The Dalmore's parent company, James Whyte and Charles Mackay.


The personality of Richard Paterson has also been imprinted on the Collection through the creation of a personal and unique hand written ledger, spanning more than 200 pages and taking more than 1000 hours to write, capturing Richard's every thought and step on the way to creating the collection.

Bespoke, Hand Crafted Ledger, Decanters And Cabinet
The ledger has been created by John Watson & Company Ltd, one of Glasgow's oldest printers and long serving suppliers to the whisky industry. Each of the pages have been hand folded and individually foiled in silver with Richard's signature before being bound in a bespoke book made of the finest calfskin leather.

Each of the twelve expressions is presented in a hand crafted full lead crystal decanter, produced by Glencairn, one of the world's leading crystal houses. Luxury jeweller Hamilton & Inches have crafted and hand engraved the silver that adorns each bottle.

The collection itself is housed in a bespoke wooden cabinet, created by one of Britain’s leading cabinet makers, Gavin Robertson through more than 700 hours of design and craft.

Check the collection at Harrods.com.