49-year-old single malt scotch whisky from Massimo Bottura

Chef and restaurateur Massimo Bottura together in collaboration with The Dalmore, one of the most well-respected distilleries in the world, will create a 49-year-old single malt scotch whisky.

Italian chef Bottura and The Dalmore’s Master Distiller Richard Paterson are the brains behind The Dalmore L’Anima Aged 49 Years, a rare and aged bottling that will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in an online sale in April 25 through May 9. And all proceeds will benefit Bottura’s non-profit organization, Food For Soul, which empowers communities to fight food waste through social inclusion and partnerships.

The bottle will travel to New York and Hong Kong before settling in London for auction. Paterson reveals that he hopes that the starting price will be at least $65,000 to help Bottura’s food waste through social inclusion programs built all over the world.

The Dalmore L’Anima Aged 49 Years is to be offered by Sotheby’s from April 25th to May 9th.