The Dalmore Launches The First Single Malt Scotch Collection In The U.S. For Over $200,000

 The Dalmore Launches The First Single Malt Scotch Collection In The U.S. For
                                Over $200,000

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new collection of some of the world's
rarest single malts has launched at the Houston location of Spec's, one of the
largest wine, spirits and fine food retailers in Texas. For the first time in
the U.S., The Dalmore has released the Constellation Collection – the brand's
very best whiskies created at its iconic Scottish Highland distillery between
the years 1964 to 1992. The rare collection, which in its entirety will be
sold for $250,000, was released to the public for sale on October 8^th at an
in-store unveiling.

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The Dalmore Constellation Collection consists of 21 individual vintage
expressions, which have spent their lives finessing in the finest casks from
around the world before being bottled at natural cask strength and at natural
color to ensure that none of the collection's character has been diluted. Each
expression is housed in a spectacular hand-blown crystal decanter, which has
been engraved by hand and adorned with a solid silver stag. The Dalmore plans
to only release nine full collections in cities around the world such as
London, Paris, Moscow, and Hong Kong.

"It is with great pleasure to introduce the Constellation Collection at Spec's
and to the United States," says David Robertson, Rare Whisky Director at The
Dalmore. "These rare bottles of whisky, often referred to as Investment Grade
Scotch, are rapidly becoming a hot commodity in the alternative investment
market, and outperforming luxury goods such as gold and diamonds. These single
cask whiskies from The Dalmore distillery are a truly remarkable piece of
craftsmanship. They will certainly stand the test of time and continue to
rise in value year after year."

Investment Grade Scotch has made waves in the media recently for high-ticket
prices and even more so, their return on investment. In the last two years,
The Dalmore has sold a number of rare and precious whiskies in record time.
The Dalmore's Sirius peaked at $16,140 a bottle, and with only 12 available
worldwide in 2009, the bottles sold out in four days and now have changed
hands for twice that price. The Dalmore is also the fastest growing malt
whisky in the world amongst the top 25 global malt brands, as verified by the
IWSR (International Wine & Spirits Research), and is rated the top investment
whisky by independent authority Whisky Highland.

"The Constellation Collection is an extremely rare and precious offering, and
our customers will appreciate the opportunity to purchase something that only
a few other people in the world have the privilege of owning," says John
Rydman, CEO of Spec's. "Our customers who purchase some of the rarest bottles
of scotch understand that this can be a superior alternative investment,
actually outperforming some traditional alternative investment assets, and we
are confident this collection will attract the right buyer."

The Dalmore distillery has been producing exceptional single malt whisky since
1839 and has some of the oldest and rarest stocks of any Highland distillery.
Crafted using a process which has been perfected over the last 150 years, The
Dalmore is now the world's fastest growing single malt and is home of the
record-breaking The Dalmore Trinitas 64 year old and a number of other rare
expressions such as Sirius, Selene, Candela and Oculus.

Parent Company History:
Whyte & Mackay was founded on the docks of Glasgow in 1844 by James Whyte &
Charles Mackay. As part of its award winning portfolio of spirits, Whyte &
Mackay also own The Dalmore, Jura and Glayva liqueur.

Whyte & Mackay was bought by The UB Group in 2007, one of India's largest
conglomerates with diverse interests in aviation, brewing, distilling,
engineering, fertilizers, biotechnology, information technology and real
estate. Becoming part of United Spirits Limited means that the Whyte & Mackay
brands are now part of the world's second largest drinks group. For more
information on The UB Group or United Spirits please log on to
www.theubgroup.com

Spec's Company Information:
Since 1962, family-owned Spec's has been providing exceptional service and an
impressive selection of unique finds for hungry and thirsty Texans. With
locations all across Texas, this once-small company now has tens of thousands
of products in Texas Superstores(SM), including thousands of wines and
spirits, mixers, hundreds of craft beers, walk -in humidors, gourmet foods and
accessories.

SOURCE The Dalmore

Contact: Rob Bruce, Head of Global PR, Whyte & Mackay, + 44 (0) 141 249 6358,
Rob.Bruce@Whyteandmackay.com; or Christopher Krautler, Emanate Public
Relations, +1-212.805.8047, Christopher.Krautler@emanatepr.com
 
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