Whether you take it neat or on the rocks, from the confines of a swanky clubhouse or in the comfort of your own home, nothing typifies the high life better than a fine bottle of Scotch. The Scots originally knew this most uplifting of spirits by the Gaelic word ‘uisce’, meaning ‘water’. To drink these ten sensational Scotches as if they were H2O, you’d need a wallet of gold to match your liver of steel… Without further ado, here are the 10 most expensive bottles of Scotch in the world. Cheers!
10. Chivas Regal Royal Salute – $10,000
Released in 2003 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, this superb run of 255 come with their own hand-engraved 24-carat gold plaques.
9. The Macallan 1939 – $10,125
Considered one of the finest Scotches to come out of the revered Macallan distillery, this dram is widely considered to be one of the most delectable in the world, with notes of sweet toffee and dried fruits that delight the palate.
8. Glenfarclass 1955 – $10,878
You’d be lucky to sample this whisky in your lifetime – all 110 bottles of the coveted strain sold out prior to release!
7. The Dalmore 50 – $11,000
Revered as quite possibly the finest 50-year-old whisky ever made, the Dalmore 50 is a fixture in the drinks cabinets of the world’s social elite.
6. The Macallan 55 – Lalique crystal decanter – $12,500
The Scots and the French have a long history of collaboration, continued here in this fine marriage of Macallan’s superb Scotch and Rene Lalique’s immaculate crystal-work.
5. Glenfiddich 1937 – $20,000
Thought to be the oldest bottle in the world, the Glenfiddich 1937 sold at auction in 2006 for $20,000.
4. The Dalmore 62 single Highland malt Scotch – $58,000
As we get to the sharp end of our count-down the prices increase dramatically – this exquisitely rare Scotch was snapped up by one English buyer in Surrey.
3. The Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare – $75,000
Described as ‘dry and concentrated’, this unique bottle clearly proved irresistibly tempting to its South Korean buyer.
2. Dalmore 64 Trinitas – $160,100
Containing spirits from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this fine bottle of Scotch was the first to sell for over $100,000.
1. Macallan 64-year-old in Lalique – $460,000
The most outstanding of crystal-wear meets the rarest of Scotch in this uniquely expensive and luxurious collaboration.
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