Dalmore Scotch whisky ‘l’Anima’ sells for £108,900 at Sotheby’s auction

A one of a kind bottle of Dalmore Scotch whisky, Dalmore ‘L’Anima’, has been sold at auction for £108,900.

Massimo Bottura and Richard Paterson. (Photo: Dalmore)

Sold by Sotheby’s in London earlier this month, the bottle was a one-off produced by The Dalmore and Massimo Bottura, the chef-patron of Osteria Francescana, which has twice been voted the world’s best restaurant.

Proceeds from the sale will go towards ‘Food for Soul’, a non-profit organisation that fights against food waste and encourages social inclusion.

The buyer of the whisky also has an invitation for two at the Modena-based restaurant.

Sotheby’s new head of spirits, Jonny Fowle, said: “We were delighted to have partnered with The Dalmore on the sale of L’Anima and the exceptional result for this rare and special whisky exceeded our expectations, bringing the total for Spirits sold at Sotheby’s so far this year to US$2 million. It is always exciting for us to collaborate with distilleries on exclusive releases and we look forward to presenting more unique offerings at auction in the future.”

Richard Paterson, master distiller at The Dalmore added: “This is a one of a kind bottling from The Dalmore – a product of a fantastic collaboration between Massimo and myself. When Massimo and I first started discussing this collaboration it was clear we shared a passion to celebrate life by creating incredible food and drink. That passion is captured within this carefully composed one of a kind bottle.”

Finally, Bottura added further: “I’m even more enthusiastic that this unique project…will support Food for Soul to build projects that celebrate the culture and the potential of communities around the world.”

L’Anima was a blend of three ‘expressions’, using whiskies that had been matured in Bourbon and 40 year-old Pedro-Ximenez (from Gonzalez Byass) casks and vintage Port pipes (from Graham’s).

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