Whiskey is definitely a liquor that justifies being fastidious about. There are plenty of possibilities to explore, but luxurious bingeing is another matter altogether. Following are a few of the highest priced Whiskies in existences, all of them guaranteed to break the bank unless you’re really loaded.
Ladybank Single Malt: $4,700
Straight form the Ladybank Distillery in Edinburgh, Scotland, where they appreciate fine spirits. 300 bottles of this Single Malt Scotch are bottled in a year, and you need membership to score the prize. That’s at $4,700 a year.
Chivas Regal Royal Salute – $10,000
They packaged this for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2, so you know it’s special. The Chivas Regal Royal Salute is scotch whiskey aged 50 years, with flavoring from smoky anise and raisin. Only 255 bottles ever got made, and 10 of them got shipped to USA. A worthy collector’s item, for which aficionados shelled out $10,000 per bottle.
Glenfarclas 1955 – $10,878
One malt that no self-respecting taster will want to miss, this scented 50 year old Speyside has a sweet, spicy start. It is the oldest batch from the Glenfarclas distillery.
Dalmore Decanter – $11,000
There were 60 bottles produced of this 50 year old single malt. This whiskey is dark and sherry aged. Many enthusiasts consider it to be the best 50 year old out there.
MacallanLalique Crystal Decanter – $12,500
The bottle itself holds much of the appeal in this whiskey. Designed based on a 1910 perfume bottle from Rene Lalique. It holds an exotic citrus tinted taste with traces of peat smoke.
Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection – $20,000
It’s not called rare for nothing. There was just one bottle ever filled. And this is close on being the oldest whisky in the world. Got nabbed for $20,000 at an auction in 2006.
Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch — $58,000
There were a dozen bottles of this malt mad in 1942. One of them went for $58,000 in 2005, where a man emptied the bottle with five of his pals.
The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare – $75,000
Touted as “Dry and concentrated”, this is the costliest whiskey in the world. Taste of licorice after you’ve downed it, or so they say. A Korean businessman bought a bottle of the Macallan 1926 for $70,000 in 2005, which seems to have been the year for spending big on booze. Fine and rare indeed, considering the price it went for.