Monday, January 31, 2011

Top 10 most expensive Scotch in the world

Have you ever wondered, if you have some spare cash lying around, what would be the most expensive bottle of scotch you can buy?  Realistically speaking, it will probably be a bottle of Johnnie Walker Gold for my case.  But if you find yourself hanging in the company of Bill Gates and the likes, here are some ridiculously expensive bottles of scotch that might catch your fancy:

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 whisky 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 whisky, 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 whisky 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 whisky ever made, and a personal favorite 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 whisky in the world.  This Glenfiddich's 1937 Rare Collection whisky 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 whisky 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 flavor is described as dry and concentrated.  The rumor is later confirmed by Macallan themselves.

2) Dalmore 64 Trinitas
    Price: $160,100
Trinitas is named because there are only three bottles of this whisky been made.  This whisky 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 litres of the rare "The Macallan" whisky.  The special decanter, itself, is crafted with a unique "cire perdue", or "lost wax" method. 

94 comments:

  1. I'd be too afraid to drink it. Or rather, down it all and have the most expensive night of anyone, ever!

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    1. Well then again, you could market the most expensive PEE ever. LOL

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    2. So roughly 50 ounces in that 1.5 liters bottle. Breaks down to about $9,200 per ounce. Now thats an expensive shot..

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  2. i really wish i could try one of those and see how $75,000 tastes like

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  3. what about king louis the 16th or whatever. Isn't that a scotch or is that a cognac?

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    1. Remy Martin Louis XVI cognac is only $2,000-$5,000. It is very exclusive and one of the most expensive liquors created yearly, but for a list like this it would have to be a one time only release.

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  4. you make me feel a bit jealous. When I become of legal drinking age I will for sure try some of these.

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  5. 460,000 for the world's most expensive scotch eh? Time to sell EVERYTHING.

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  6. The first bottle looks like the scotch of the king!

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  7. I can't believe someone would pay that much!

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    1. The last one was sold at a charity auction. It's not like anyone would pay that much just for a bottle of scotch. I don't know the circumstances surrounding the other sales, but I would guess they were bought for a similar reason.

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  8. The last bottle of scotch is about the price of a good house, definitely worth it, lol.

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  9. I wouldn't by that unless I planned to drink it in my grave.

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  10. holy hell, 460k???

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  11. I really wish there was more description on the whiskey itself of number 1 instead of the bottle that holds it... very good info though.

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  12. Toast Burn: That is because not alot of people had the luxury to taste it, while describing the bottle is more accessible lol.

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  13. Safe to say you've never tasted any of these? I'm assuming they are each of a godly taste or perhaps just full of hype and not to be tasted. Sad.

    ~Raging Royal

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  14. Aha. That macallan one is pretty sexy, even without the price tag.

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  15. god i would love to try one sip of these

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  16. that's extra classy. i can't even imagine how they'd taste.

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  17. Wow, so if I can make a really good scotch today, my grandkids/kids could sell the bottle and buy a car in 64 years? Hmmm...

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  18. Oh fuck now I want me some Chivas Regal.

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    1. I am with you, although I do prefer Johnnie Walker Blue over most others.

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    2. I am with you, although I do prefer Johnnie Walker Blue over most others.

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  19. I must say! This actually interested me! I want moar! Following for more

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  20. I think the real question is.

    Do you have the guts to drink one of those? To know that each sip is worth THOUSANDS of dollars?

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  21. chivaz regal! mind blown
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  22. haha maybe slightly out of my price range :P Great post! :)

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  23. I'm just sayin... There are better things to buy.. SELLING these on the other hand.. Now that is a treat!

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  24. If I was a crazy billionaire, I'd so buy that 460k bottle and mix it with coke.

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    1. hahahahahahah.....
      than how you know the taste.....lolz

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    2. hahahahahahah.....
      than how you know the taste.....lolz

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    3. You shoulld never mix alc like these with anything! you have to enjoy the taste by itself.

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    4. Honestly, I would be worried to mix it with ice.

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  25. wow.. when I read the list and I saw 10k at the top I just assumed that you were starting from top to bottom.... but no that's not what was going on...

    460k.. wow..

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    1. Thats exactly what I was thinking.... No shit.. 460k tuh...

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    2. Thats exactly what I was thinking.... No shit.. 460k tuh...

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  26. one day i hope to afford this!

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  27. When I win the lottery, I'll buy a couple of these and we'll have a party!

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  28. damn, i hope im rich enough to toss some money onto one of these bottles! that would be the epitome of nobility

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  29. holy shit who would pay that much for scotch?! lol


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  30. fucking ballliiiin''''!!!!!

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  31. damn i wonder who has the money to buy that

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  32. i'll stick to my johnny walker blue for now. it's expensive enough for me.

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  33. Give me a glass of that last one, thanks :)

    XD

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  34. The Iraqis used to have the world's highest per capita scotch consumption. I suspect only an Arab would pay these prices.

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  35. Holy shit. When/if I'm rich, I'll buy one of these, and then give it to some random guy. That will make his day/year/life.

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  36. lol seriously, i gotta save up my cash for at least the first one, i doubt ill ever have enough for that last one!

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  37. I want to believe that they taste 5000 times better than regular scotch but to be honest they probably taste just as shitty rofl

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  38. holy crap, that Macallan whiskey would be awesome with red bull... jk

    would love to drink some of that


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    1. Really Macallan with redbull ... common Should be on the rocks ..

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  39. If you have this bottle. discuss proposals Chivas Regal Royal Salute 50 year old! johnnywhiskey79@hotmail.com

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  40. hey the collection is superb btw i owe jonny walker white label rare scothch

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  41. MOST AMAZING TASTE to DEVELOP ....... LOVE YOU SINGLE MALTS.................

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  42. The older, the smoother....like me!
    I'd love to taste them all! Afterwards, my urine would cost $100,000. LMAO

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  43. nice info....... what about king Louis the 16th is it not in the top ten.

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  44. 1) Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique
    Price: $460,000
    Unfortunately, chances are the whiskey has become dangerous to drink. Crystal can consist of up to 33% lead—the more lead, the more sparkle and ping. Lead crystal typically contains 24% to 32% lead oxide.
    Only proves that whiskey is made to drink, not to save!

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    1. Well, My love. Anybody who can afford to indulge in such a luxury is surely not worried about their health. Alot of Moonshine has the very same qualities (laced with lead, an other minerals) After savoring such a masterpiece--One would have done it all and surely wish to die anyway.

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  45. Crazy People!!! 560 thousand dollars in a bottle?? Fuck off!!!

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  46. Meh. Glenlivet 21 is OK. Macallan 10 is fine. Four Roses bourbon is better than both. Laphroaig is my Scotch. Give me a nice IPA any day over any of the spirits. Sierra Nevada Hoptimum FTW.

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  47. Meh. Glenlivet 21 is OK. Macallan 10 is fine. Four Roses bourbon is better than both. Laphroaig is my Scotch. Give me a nice IPA any day over any of the spirits. Sierra Nevada Hoptimum FTW.

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  48. The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55 is also one of the most rare and recently fetched $55,000 USD at a Trump Hotel Auction!

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  49. I can't imagine how 460K glides over your taste buds...

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  50. The surviving Lalique is quite valuable. Other than age, what particular "characteristics" of the MacAllan 64 qualify its impressive worth? By description, can any one take me there?

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  51. Yes beautiful scotch...The no 1 scotch, I would open it up on a park bench, put it into a glass of ice, and then dump in some no name cola bought from no frills, and then swirl it around with a straw from mcdonalds...and then drink it with the hobos living downtown toronto.....yeah ha hillbilly howdown...lol...they forgot to mention grants at seven dollars and seventy five cents a half mickey...now thats damm gum good whisky ..lol

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  52. Yes here is my revised version of the top whiskys of the world...grants, wild turkey, vo, five star whisky, johnny walker red, kentucky bourbon whiksy.. hillybilly jims monshine, redneck bobs kansas barn buster whiksy, ah what else...had the family on jerry springer, rut gut whiksy...hell yeah...in the end no matter it all has u upchucking in the back of the out house..........

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  53. honourable mention..ah harlem shuffle style scotch, no name scotch, texas billys blend of nasty brew scotch...6 dollars a bottle..ah wild mullet hillybilly brew bottled by arkansas pete 6 dollars a gallon...

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  54. I have tasted (4) the delmore 62 (5) Glenfiddich 1937 & (6) the macallan 55. It is worth testing the Glenfiddich 1937 & macallan 55..:) But I fill loss for the delmore 62... Becouse the price and the tase is quite diffrent...:)

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  55. I have tasted all the brands. Its really very tasty and good. Love it JW

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  56. Its funny u ask most people what is the most expensive booze out there and most layman will say Louise XIII. Most ppl have no idea about the crazy priced scotches. I was a bar manager at an exclusive Country Club and I had a member have me order a bottle of maccallen 55 yr. And it was about $11,600. He bought it out right and kept it behind bar in a locked glass cube wayyyyy above bar . He would break it out to impress his guest and it was to only be used by him. Well I was off one day and one of the new bartenders opened it up for some guys during a golf tournament. Talking like half the bottle and only charged them the price of some Macallen 15yr scotch. Like $11/ounce. Well he got fired and the club had to pay out $6,000 for that little stunt. \
    Worst day of my life when I came back in next day...

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  57. Why are most of you surprised by the $460K price tag? True providence can only be found in products that are cultured, well crafted, and rare, subsequently sought after. Supply and demand rule the world. Rarity and expertise is what drives the price of Diamonds, Art, English suites, Italian shoes, Swiss watches, rare stamps, or a bottle of Romanée-Conti . Passion is what motivates us all to extremes. In 2006 a Hong Kong Real Estate tycoon paid over $160K for a rare Italian white truffle that weighed a little over 3 lbs.! Sure most of us cannot afford such luxuries, but before you leave this life behind, afford yourself with what you can afford. After all an affordable Macallan, drank neat, can be luxurious in anyone’s world. Don’t forget to “Stop and smell the roses.”

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  58. Go to The French Laundry in Napa where the owner has a vintage Macallan in a decantur and he charges $2,500.00 per ounce. I didn't buy any but would love to have the extra cash lying around some day to do so.

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  59. I like Scotch, since I stopped drinking alcohol in 1991, I have jigger of it at 0.00 hours every newyears day.
    I really have a hard time differenciating between Scotches, to me Scotch is Scotch is Scotch. I guess I am not a coneseur, but enjoy sipping on it and don't get tired of it... but $10.000 a 40 oz bottle, that translates to $250 for a 1oz jigger of scotch... I don't think so... a bit to extravagant for this boy.

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  60. $460,000 ye got to be jokeing me I found a bottle of this in my granddad seller

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  61. I'd love to give any 1 of these Fine Whiskey a go, and see what Thousand pounds worth of Whiskey taste like :)

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  62. And to think that the Best Scotch in the World has been judged to be Sullivans Cove Blue lablel, from Tasmania, available at $180 a bottle - go figure.

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