For sale in Singapore: $200,000 bottle of whisky

A staff cleans a bottle of the Diamond Jubilee whisky made by Johnnie Walker before an event featuring speciality wine and liquor by luxury travel retailer DFS Group at a hotel in Singapore March 31, 2012. The whisky made to mark the 60th year on the throne of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is on sale in Singapore for a mere S$250,000 ($198,500) a bottle - and it may well find a buyer. REUTERS-Tim Chong

A whisky made to mark the 60th year on the throne of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is on sale in Singapore for a mere S$250,000 ($198,500) a bottle – and it may well find a buyer.

No doubt it’s a premium sip. Only 60 bottles of Diamond Jubilee were made by the Johnnie Walker unit of Diageo PLC from a blend of whiskies distilled in 1952.

It’s also a premium price for Asian aficionados at the month-long Master of Spirits II event featuring specialty wine and liquor put on by luxury travel retailer DFS Group, part of the LVMH empire of high-end goods and services.

Singapore is the first stop this year for a series of DFS events highlighting a wide range of luxury offerings.

The city-state, home to the world’s highest concentration of millionaires, has become a playground for the global jet-set with casinos, expensive shops, fine dining, top hotels and showrooms featuring Ferraris, Lamborghinis and other supercars.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/31/us-asia-luxury-spirits-idUSBRE82U03Y20120331

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