Bottle of the world’s oldest whisky opened

Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 – the oldest vintage whisky in the world – was opened on 14th of March. The ceremony of uncorking this extremely old bottle was part of an unusual project, combining unique spirits and collectible watches.

  1. When Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 was distilled among Scottish hills, the world was just in the middle of the age of steam, undergoing changes driven by the Industrial Revolution. Factories fully equipped with machinery transformed the faces of individual countries, large steamships crossed the Atlantic Ocean and the railway finally connected remote metropolises. A bottle of this extremely rare spirit, which can take us back to this long-forgotten world, was opened thanks to the cooperation of Wealth Solutions and Louis Moinet. The former is an expert in building up collections of rare alcoholic beverages, works of art, and watches, while the latter specializes in creating limited editions of timepieces. Louis Moinet is an independent watch brand located in Saint-Blaise in Switzerland. The company’s mission has been to combine the art of decoration with advanced technologies.

    The ceremony of opening the oldest bottle of whisky was part of an unusual project called the Whisky Watch. Wealth Solutions is the originator of the Spirit Watches line, i.e. extraordinary watches with drops of unique alcoholic beverages inside. So far, the company, in cooperation with different independent Swiss watchmakers, has released the Cognac Watch (a watch with a drop of the oldest cognac in the world – Gautier 1762) and the Rum Watch (a watch with a drop of the oldest rum in the world – Harewood 1780). After the Watches became a huge success, Wealth Solutions has decided to continue the production of the Spirit Watches line and to create the Whisky Watch – the Swiss mechanical collectors’ watch with a drop of the oldest whisky in the world. Wealth Solutions has invited the cooperation the Louis Moinet, which is well known for the creation of high-end timepieces, often featuring exotic materials and an innovative technology, underpinned by the philosophy of limited edition mechanical art.

    Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862 is a genuine unique beverage which was used in the project by the courtesy of Sukhinder Singh, a famous British collector of rare alcoholic beverages and owner of The Whisky Exchange. The bottle opening ceremony took place on 14th March 2017, in the presence of a Notary Public. It was hosted by the luxury five star H15 Boutique Hotel in the Historic Hall, situated in a XIX century building in Warsaw. It was attended by: Charles MacLean, a whisky expert, writer and Master of the Quaich,  Edward Bates, a spirits expert and Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac educator, Jean-Marie Schaller, the founder and creator of Louis Moinet, Michał Kowalski, Deputy President of Wealth Solutions, and Łukasz Baranowski, Deputy President of Wealth Solutions.

    The world’s premiere of the Whisky Watch will take place in first half of April.

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  4. Louis Moinet

  5. Ateliers Louis Moinet was founded in Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, in 2004. The fully-independent firm was established to honour the memory of Louis Moinet (1768-1853): master watchmaker, inventor of the chronograph in 1816 (certified by Guinness World Records™), and pioneer in the use of very high frequencies (216,000 vibrations per hour). Louis Moinet was a watchmaker, scholar, painter, sculptor, and teacher at the School of Fine Arts – as well as the author of Traité d’Horlogerie, a watchmaking treatise published in 1848 that remained a definitive work of reference for almost a century. Today, Ateliers Louis Moinet is perpetuating this legacy. The firm’s timepieces, produced in limited editions only, have won some of the most coveted honours, including a Red Dot Design Award (Best of the Best category), gold and bronze medals in the Chronometry Competition, a Robb Report “Best of the Best” award, a “Chronograph of the year” distinction from Begin magazine, Japan, and a recent UNESCO Award of Merit. Louis Moinet creations often make use of unusual materials, such as fossils and meteorites, combined with bespoke fine watchmaking complications in a unique creative approach. The brand’s core values are creativity, exclusivity, art and design.

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  6. Wealth Solutions

  7. Wealth Solutions was established in 2007 with a mission to provide unique products for collectors. The company was created by real enthusiasts of exceptional goods such as fine Bordeaux wines, top quality whisky, and art. Over the past nine years, more than 8,000 clients have trusted Wealth Solutions by purchasing top quality collectibles and using the company’s expertise.

    Wealth Solutions managed place on the market one of the oldest whiskies ever, e.g. the 67-year-old Glen Grant 1949. The cognac houses Tiffon and Bache-Gabrielsen surprised the company’s customers with special editions of the beverage originating from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Wealth Solutions was the originator behind the idea of creating the Spirit Watches line, featuring watches with capsules filled with special and old alcoholic beverages. The first in the series – the Cognac Watch – had the 1762 Gautier cognac inside. The beverage was officially registered by the Guinness World Records™ as the oldest cognac ever sold on the auction market. The second in this line – Rum Watch was the world’s second watch equipped with an alcohol capsule and the first one with rum inside. It was not your usual alcoholic beverage, but the 1780 Harewood Rum, the oldest rum in the world, which was also confirmed by the Guinness World Records™.

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  8. H15 Boutique Hotel

  9. Warsaw H15 Boutique Hotel member of Design Hotels is a winner of 1st prize “ Trivago10 Top Polish 5 star hotels 2016” and 2nd prize “25 luxury Hotels Poland” by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2017. 47 individually designed rooms and suites, Rabbithole Art Room gallery  and recommended by Michelin Guide 2017 restaurant Signature create the concept of H15 on Poznanska 15 street in a close city center.

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