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Top 10 Most Expensive Scotches in the World

Saturday, January 21st 2012. | Most Expensive

People spent their money to buy most expensive scotches. To track down that purest-form product of single malt Scotch Whisky in its most expensive bottles, we researched the findings of numerous Scotch experts, including distillery owners, auction-house specialists and spirits sommeliers. Here are the Top 10 most expensive scotches in the world.

10. Kinclaith 36-year-old – $415 per 2-ounce pour

Most Expensive Scotches Kinclaith 36-year-old

Most Expensive Scotches Kinclaith 36-year-old

This most expensive scotches was produced at a distillery that was shut down in 1975. At StripSteak in Las Vegas, a dram of Kinclaith goes for $415.  Michael Mina’s Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino restaurant in Las Vegas recently launched an extensive Scotch program, which features more than 120 single malt selections. In addition to the Kinclaith, other high-end features include the Balvenie 1971 single cask, $150 a pour

 

9. Ladybank Distillery – $ 4950/membership

Most Expensive Scotches Ladybank Distillery

Most Expensive Scotches Ladybank Distillery

This most expensive scotches, located near the Scottish village of Fife, offers part ownership in its distillery to a limited number of members for 50 years. This most expensive scotches only for member. Members will have to exercise some patience to get this scotches because they have to wait after construction is completed later this year or early next, the first batch will be distilled, and ready for pouring about seven years after that.

 

8. Bruichladdich 40-year-old – $1,970

Most Expensive Scotches Bruichladdich 40-year-old

Most Expensive Scotches Bruichladdich 40-year-old

Bruichladdich is one of the most expensive scotches. Five hundred bottles exist worldwide, and list at Bruchladdich for £999, or about $1,970. This Glasgow pub claims to house “the finest collection of malt whiskies in Scotland.

 

7. Bowmore 1957 – $2,300

Most Expensive Scotches Bowmore 1957

Most Expensive Scotches Bowmore 1957

This most expensive scotches was poured into oak casks in 1957. Mark Cassidy, a Scotch specialist at the Whisky Shop in San Francisco, says he believes their bottle of Bowmore 1957, priced at $2,300, is the only one for sale in the western United States.

 

6. Black Bowmore 1964 – $6,000

Most Expensive Scotches Black Bowmore 1964

Most Expensive Scotches Black Bowmore 1964

This most expensive scotches only 5,812 bottles were produced. If you’re not ready to commit to the whole bottle of Bowmore, pay by the dram at this charming country-house hotel, near the fabled Malt Whisky Trail, which winds through many of the Highlands’ grand distilleries. The Quaich Bar features hundreds of single malts, including the Black Bowmore 1964 second release, which goes for about $544 per 25ml.

 

5. Macallan 1928, 50-year-old – $11,900

Most Expensive Scotches Macallan 1928, 50-year-old

Most Expensive Scotches Macallan 1928, 50-year-old

Martin Green of McTear’s auction house says two bottles of the most expensive scotches have sold recently for £4,400 and £6,000 (or $8,700 and $11,900).

 

4. Balvenie Cask 191 – $13,000

Most Expensive Scotches Balvenie Cask 191

Most Expensive Scotches Balvenie Cask 191

David Stewart, The Balvenie Malt Master, writes of this 50-year-aged Scotch that The most expensive scotches has a complex nose, intense with toffee, marzipan, sweet oak, raisins and nuts. The depth of flavor is astonishing, developing from butterscotch to clover, honey, liquorice and chocolate, elegantly balanced with drying oak and spice. This most expensive scotches available heady smorgasbord retails for around $13,000 a bottle.

 

3. 1937 Glenfiddich – $20,000

Most Expensive Scotches 1937 Glenfiddich

Most Expensive Scotches 1937 Glenfiddich

The most expensive scotches sold at auction in New York for $20,000 in april 2006. The prized liquid hails from a single oak cask that slumbered in a dunnage warehouse at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland for 64 years before it was bottled in 2001.

 

2. The Dalmore 62 Years – $51,000

Most Expensive Scotches The Dalmore 62 Years

Most Expensive Scotches The Dalmore 62 Years

The most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold in retail has been revealed by Whyte & Mackay at the Tax Free World Association Show in Cannes.  The last bottle of The Dalmore 62, released from the personal collection of master distiller Richard Paterson, was sold at Changi Airport in Singapore.

 

1. The Macallan 1926 – $75,000

Most Expensive Scotches The Macallan 1926

Most Expensive Scotches The Macallan 1926

And here it is, the most expensive scotches in the world: The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique!  The scotch was sold 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 scotches.


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