World’s Most Expensive Whiskeys

Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage that distilled from fermented grain mash. Whiskey is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many competing denominations of origin and many types and classes. Most whiskeys are sold at an alcoholic strength of 40% abv.

When the price of the most expensive bottle of whiskey reaches $ 70,000, one begins to suspect that there are forces at work besides the desire of a single-malt enthusiast to have an interesting dram from his local liquor store to sip while he watches the ballgame on television. Rare, unusual and generally very old whiskies have emerged as one of the more surprising–if less than headline-generating–trends of the 21st century.

In 2005, a South Korean businessman paid $ 70,000 for a bottle of Macallan’s 1926, the finest and rarest of the Fine and Rare. “Dry and concentrated” — what else would you expect from one of the most expensive whiskies in the world.

Apart from this finest and rarest of the Fine and Rare Whiskey, there are some other whiskeys which are among the worlds most expensive.

A bottle of Dalmore 62 scotch whisky has been bought for a new world record of £125,000. The whisky in question – a Dalmore ’62 which was sold at Singapore airport – was one of only 12, not all of which were released at the same time.

There is only one bottle of Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937′s was ever Produced, and it just might be the oldest bottle of whiskey in the world. Rare does not describe about it. The price of this whiskey is about $ 20,000.

The Macallan Lalique Crystal Decanter ($ 12.500) – The taste is smooth with lingering citrus overtones, exotic, with hints of peat smoke. The eye-catching crystal bottle of Macallan’s 55 year old was based on a Lalique perfume bottle 1910 Designed by Rene Lalique. The price of this whiskey is about $ 12,500.

Dalmore Decanter ($ 11,000) – There are only 60-cut crystal bottles of this single Highland malt were Produced. It’s filled in 1978, this dark-aged sherry Dalmore has a reputation for being intense and deeply flavored, and is considered by many aficionados between the best 50 years old in the world. The price of this whiskey is about $ 11,000.

Glenfarclas 1955 ($ 10,878) – It is the oldest batch ever bottled by the Glenfarclas Distillery, Wealthy tasters are warned to Overlook this richly scented Speyside 50 year old at their own “Peril” Spicy and silky with a sweet start. The price of this whiskey is about $ 10,878.

Chivas Regal Royal Salute 50 year old:$10,000

A swill special enough to be packaged for the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Chivas Regal Royal Salute is a 50 year old Scotch with smoky anise and raisin flavors. Only 255 bottles were made, 10 of which were destined for America , where collectors eagerly poured out $10,000 each.

The Macallan 1947 Fine and Rare Collection: $6,800

This sherry cask Speyside scotch was bottled for Italy in 1962 before it was repackaged for Macallan’s Fine and Rare line of whiskies. The distillery used peat in its kilns because of the scarcity and high price of coal during WWII, the 1947 bottle, so this 15 year old has an earthy quality not present in modern Macallans.

 Ladybank Single Malt ($ 4.700) – Ladybank Distillery is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. There are only 300 bottles that are sold to Single Malt Scotch that is produced every year. And to buy it, You must be a member before, and the price is about $ 4,700.

The most expensive Bourbon is the 16 year old A. H. Hirsch Reserve. This smooth whiskey was distilled at Michter’s Distillery in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania in 1974 and left to mature until it was bottled in 1990. In fact, this particular whiskey is one of the few remaining examples of whiskeys distilled in the Kentucky pot-still tradition. A 750ML bottle of the 16 year old Reserve may cost up to $300.

Thomas’ Arkwrights Whisky and Wines store is offering the most eoxpensive Irish whiskey bottle, on behalf of its owner, for £100,000 (US $143,020). If it sells at that price, it won’t just be the most expensive Irish whiskey ever sold—it’ll be the overall most expensive whisky ever sold.