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The most expensive sip in Houston: Spec's selling $250,000 whiskey

The most expensive sip in Houston: Spec's selling $250,000 whiskey

I've had a $1,200 pour of Glennfiddich scotch whisky, tasted $24 beer and even checked out a $2,250 bottle of Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario Tequila sitting on the shelves at TQLA.

But none of that even comes close to the price tag on the latest whiskies on display at Spec's Warehouse Store in Midtown. Spec's is the new home to the Constellation Collection by notable Scottish distillery The Dalmore, one of only nine released globally in 2012 according to 29-95.

The 21-bottle collection features scotch whiskies produced from 1964 to 1992 under Dalmore master distiller Richard Patterson.

 The price? $250,000 or — this being Spec's — $237,500 for cash. 

The price? $250,000 or — this being Spec's — $237,500 for cash.

"These single cask whiskies are a truly remarkable piece of craftsmanship," writes Patterson. "Each expression glows in its own natural brilliance to create a kaleidoscope of colour across the collection."

At least one Constellation Collection has already been sold — American investor Mahesh Patel bought the first set from UK's The Whisky Shop for approximately $247,000, adding to a collection of whisky that's said to be worth over $2 million.

Individual bottles in the collection will be available for sale later in the year, with prices that start at $3,200 for the 1992 vintage and go up to $32,000 for the rare (only 67 bottles) 1964 edition.