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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Top 10 Most Expensive Scotch in the World




10. Chivas Regal Royal Salute, 50 years old. 
      Price: $10,000


The Chivas Regal 50-year Royal Salute is released in 2003 as a special edition to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II 50 years on the throne (coronation day in 1953). Each bottle features a hand-engraved 24-carat gold plaque. There were only 255 bottles in the world. 


9. The Macallan 1939, 40 years old. 
    Price $10,125

First bottled in 1979, this peaty and powerful whiskey that comes with dried fruit and sweet toffee flavors was re-bottled in 2002, and added to McCallan's Fine and Rare line. 


8. Glenfarclas 1955, 50 years old. 
    Price: $10,878

This whiskey, bottled in 2005 exactly fifty years to the day after it was distilled, was hand-picked by George S. Grant to celebrate the birth of his ancestor, John Grant, who bought the Glenfarclas distillery back in 1865.  The entire 110 bottles sold out even before this whiskey was released. 


7. Dalmore 50 Year Old Decanter
    Price: $11,000
Bottled in 1978 into just sixty crystal decanters. Reputably one of the best 50 year old whiskey ever made, and a personal favourite of many rich families in the world. 


6. The Macallan 55 Year Old Lalique Crystal Decanter
    Price: $12,500
A celebration between two great nations and one of the finest creative collaborations between Scotland and France, The Macallan 55 Years old Lalique is bottled in 1910 in a perfume bottle designed by Rene Lalique. Worldwide, only 420 decanters were released, with only one hundred available in the United States. 


5. Glenfiddich 1937
    Price: $20,000

64 year old Glenfiddich, widely regarded as the oldest bottle of whiskey in the world. This Glenfiddich's 1937 Rare Collection whiskey had only one bottle ever produced, with the single bottle sold at a 2006 auction. 


4. The Dalmore 62 Single Hiland Malt Scotch
    Price: $58,000

One of the only twelve bottles produced in 1943. The whiskey was purchased for $58,000 at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey, where the anonymous buyer reportedly share it with five of his lucky friends. 


3. The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare
    Price: $75,000

It is rumored that a South Korean businessman paid $75,000 in 2005 for the chance to own a bottle of this scotch, whose flavour is described as dry and concentrated. The rumour is later confirmed by Macallan themselves.


2. Dalmore 64 Trinitas
    Price: $160,100
Trinitas is named because there are only three bottles of this whiskey been made.  This whiskey is a blend of rare stocks, containing spirits dating from 1868, 1878, 1926 and 1939.  This is the first scotch to sell for six figures. 


1. Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique
    Price: $460,000
And here it is, the most expensive scotch in the world: The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique!  The scotch was sold for $460,000 at an auction at Sotheby's, New York on November 2010, breaking the record for the most expensive whisky ever sold, and claiming the title of world's most expensive scotch. 

The special decanter was designed and created by famed French designer Lalique, and contains 1.5 liters of the rare "The Macallan" whiskey.  The special decanter, itself, is crafted with a unique "cire perdue", or "lost wax" method. 


Would you pay $460,000 for a bottle? If yes, then simply you are what's wrong with humanity today :}

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