Top 10 Costliest Whiskeys in the World
Whiskey, the luxurious elixir with a vibrant history, has always been considered a valuable item in the alcohol segment. It has always been associated with premium drinking experiences. Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 most refined and expensive whiskeys:
Priced at approximately USD 58,000, this Single Highland Malt Scotch was originally created as an ode to Alexander Matheson, the founder and builder of the Dalmore Distillery. This whiskey is only available through private auctions because only 12 bottles of it were made.
At a record USD 6,200,000, this tops the charts for the most expensive whiskey that money can buy. The reason why this whiskey is genuinely royal? It comes in a decanter studded with diamonds, rubies, and white gold.
The Macallan 1926
Fine and rare, the Macallan 1926 is available for a mere USD 75,000. This vintage whiskey bottle is released annually in limited quantities. The 1926 blend is one of the rarest in the Macallan collection, making it a signature drink hard to find.
The Macallan M
Old and truly gold, the Macallan M is preserved in a decanter made from handcrafted crystals. The whiskey is elite because it is aged in Spanish oak for over 75 years. This bottle was previously auctioned for USD 6,28,205 in Hong Kong.
Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955
Created with a rare combination of pear, heather, and barley, the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955 is not just rare. It is the rarest of them all—only 11 bottles of it were created.
If you’re looking for a rare single malt with notes of chocolate, molasses, oak, cedar, and burnt heather, then you do know your whiskey quite well. With only 60 bottles available worldwide, the Glenfiddich 1937 was last auctioned in 2012 at USD 71,000. We can only wonder what its value would be today!
Priced at USD 78,000, a whiskey more than half a century old, the Springbank 1919 is highly desired the world over. In fact, the Guinness Book of World Records also listed it as one of the most expensive whiskeys in the world.
Hibiki 35 year old Blended
Hibiki offers drinkers the perfect harmony of notes on the tongue. This 35-year-old blended whiskey is available in ceramic bottles at an affordable price of USD 46,982.
A single malt scotch whiskey from the highlands of Islay in Scotland, the 1964 Black Bowmore, aged for over 50 years, is a rare collector’s whiskey, priced at USD 60,000.
Karuizawa Vintage Aqua of Life
Another wonder created by the Japanese, the Karuizawa Vintage Aqua of Life, is a single malt aged over 50 years. Available for a little over USD 60,000, this vintage whiskey is sold in a sherry cask.