Have you ever been caught with the fantasy of what you will be doing if you happen to hit a jackpot worth millions of dollars? What about grabbing a bottle of scotch bottled by the best and the most expensive brand? Thus discussed here is the record of 10 most expensive scotches that have bewildered the world with its stupefied price tag. Additionally, these are as well the ones who have been notorious in terms of taste, aroma and flavour. Get along the write-up to know more.
Top Ten Most Expensive Scotch
Get to the bottom of top ten most expensive scotch list and surprise yourself with the luxurious values that they are traded at.
1. 64 Year Old Macallan
The Macallan 64 year old has broken the record of being the most expensive scotch in the world, in November 2010 when it was sold for $460,000 at an auction held in Sotheby’s, New York. Lalique – popular French designer was responsible for the creation of the 1.5 litres of rare Macallan whisky scotch. It’s luxurious price tag is due to the special decanter imbibing the unique “lost wax” and “cire perdue” method.
2. Dalmore 64 Trinitas
Displaying a trinity of indescribable luxury, the Dalmore 64 Trinitas is an amalgamation of spirit dating from 1868, 1878, 1926 and 1939. It is not only well known for its rarity but as well for its cost which has been labelled to be $160,100. Even its name, Trinitas has been derived from the fact that only three bottles of it were made, making it available for only a handful of sophisticates. Dalmore 64 Trinitas is the first scotch to be sold at six figures.
3. The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare
Being the greatest variety of classic single malt to be ever released, the Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare is renowned as the best bottle which can afford the perfect blend of flavour and aroma. Though all of Macallan Fine and Rare has created ripples in the world of auction and private sale with its value, the one which got away with $75,000 as the set price has grabbed the third position among the record of most expensive scotch whiskeys.
4. The Dalmore 62 Single Hiland Malt Scotch
Another best scotch whiskey to appear from the distillery – Dalmore, the 62 Single Hiland Malt Scotch had became notorious among the suave urbane as soon as it was sold out for $58,000 at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey. It is one of the twelve bottles produced in 1943 by blending four single malts marked with distinctive names and dating back to 1868, 1876, 1926 and 1939. The day it was bought, the buyer shared it with five of his best friends and is said to be the only people to have tasted it.
5. Glenfiddich 1937
Considered to be one amid the oldest and most refined scotch whiskey that the world has seen, Glenfiddich 1937 was conceived when ten notable warehousemen along with a specialist care of Malt Masters had put in their best preferences. With only sixty one bottles of it were made, the whiskey had never failed to offer an unbelievable, instinctive and unrepeatable quality. One among the 1937 rare collection was traded for $20,000 at an auction in 2006.
6. 55 Year Old The Macallan Lalique Crystal Decanter
The Lalique Crystal Decanter from the house of Macallan might be fifty five years old but has still possess the refine quality which is very much required of to stand tall among the best scotch brands. To create this legendary bottle Macallan teamed up with French crystal makers Lalique and was bottled in a stunning perfume bottle designed by Rene Lalique. It was priced at $12,500 owing to its essence.
7. Dalmore 50 Year Old Decanter
Bottled in 1978 and a much preferred choice among the internationally acclaimed connoisseurs, the Dalmore 50 years Old Decanter has been made by filtering some of the most reputed spirits of the late nineteenth century. Rated at $11,000; only sixty bottles of it were produced claiming it to be one along with the limited stock of best scotch whiskeys. Besides it is as well characterised with amazingly intense flavour and astonishing concentration of aroma.
8. Glenfarclas 1955
Specially selected by George S. Grant in order to celebrate the birthday of John Grant- his ancestor who bought the Glenfarclas distillery during 1865, the Glenfarclas 1955 was bottled in 2005 with a price tag of $10,878. It is believed to be the best malt that was ever made by the distilleries.
9. The Macallan 1939
Distilled in 1939 when World War II was gearing up, the Macallan 1939 took complete forty years to be bottled and labelled with the price that had now become one among the most expensive scotch whiskeys. This as well rewards it as one belonging to the oldest vintages from the Fine & Rare series – the distillery’s prestige. The sweet toffee and dried fruit flavoured peaty whiskey was rebottled in 2002 and was valued for $10,125.
10. Chivas Regal Royal Salute
Produced by Chivas Brothers, the Royal salute was founded way back in 1801 and till date it is looked upon as a prestige Scotch whisky. It was launched as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by the Chivas Brothers on 2 June 1953 – the day of her coronation. All whiskeys of this brand are off minimum twenty one years and this special bottle was sold out for $10,000 in 2003. Another attractive feature of Chivas Regal Royal Salute is the 24-carat hand-engraved gold plaque.