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Top 10 Most Expensive Scotch in the World

Monday, February 13th 2012. | Most Expensive


You must be rich enough to buy this most expensive scotch. Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Any age statement written on a bottle of scotch whisky, in the form of a number must be reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product. If you find yourself hanging in the company of Bill Gates and the likes, here are the top 10 most expensive scotch that might catch your fancy.

10. Chivas Regal Royal Salute, 50 years old – $10,000

Most Expensive Scotch Chivas Regal Royal Salute, 50 years old

Most Expensive Scotch Chivas Regal Royal Salute, 50 years old

This most expensive scotch produced by Chivas Brothers, founded in 1801 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Royal Salute is a leading prestige Scotch whisky, launched on the 2nd June in 1953 by Chivas Brothers in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her coronation. 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 – $10,125

Most Expensive Scotch The Macallan 1939, 40 years old

Most Expensive Scotch The Macallan 1939, 40 years old

First bottled of this most expensive scotch 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. This sherry cask Speyside scotch was first bottled in Italy in 1962 before being repackaged for Macallan’s Fine and Rare line of whiskies. The distillery’s use of peat instead of coal during WWII gives this whiskey an earthy flavor not found in modern day Macallan whiskies.

 

8. Glenfarclas 1955, 50 years old – $10,878

Most Expensive Scotch Glenfarclas 1955, 50 years old

Most Expensive Scotch Glenfarclas 1955, 50 years old

This most expensive scotch 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 years old Decanter – $11,000

Most Expensive Scotch Dalmore 50 years old Decanter

Most Expensive Scotch Dalmore 50 years old Decanter

This most expensive scotch bottled in 1978 into just sixty beautiful cut crystal decanters, the casks for Dalmore 50yo were laid down in the 1920s, and some of the spirit is reputed to have been distilled in the late 19th century. This is one of the best 50 year-old whiskies ever produced and is the personal favourite of many connoisseurs worldwide. An amazing intensity of flavour, with truly profound depths, Dalmore 50 year-old is an unforgettable experience.

 

6. The Macallan 55 years old Lalique Crystal Decanter – $12,500

Most Expensive Scotch The Macallan 55 years old Lalique Crystal Decanter

Most Expensive Scotch The Macallan 55 years old Lalique Crystal Decanter

A celebration between two great nations and one of the finest creative collaboration 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 – $20,000

Most Expensive Scotch Glenfiddich 1937

Most Expensive Scotch Glenfiddich 1937

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.  The whisky is the only Highland or Speyside Scotch whisky to be distilled, matured and bottled at a single distillery.

 

4. The Dalmore 62 Single Hiland Malt Scotch – $58,000

Most Expensive Scotch The Dalmore 62 Single Hiland Malt Scotch

Most Expensive Scotch The Dalmore 62 Single Hiland Malt Scotch

One of the only twelve bottles produced in 1943.  The most expensive scotch 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.  This single Highland malt Scotch whisky from the Dalmore Distillery in Inverness, Scotland, was one of only twelve bottles produced in 1943 from four single malts dating from 1868, 1876, 1926 and 1939.

 

3. The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare – $75,000

Most Expensive Scotch The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare

Most Expensive Scotch The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare

Macallan Fine and Rare 1926 is a vintage whisky that is part of the Fine and Rare collection of single malt whiskies produced at the Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland. This particular whisky is 60 years old. The 1926 whisky is the oldest in the Macallan Fine and Rare collection. It was distilled in 1926 in oak barrels and bottled in 1986. Only 40 bottles were produced.

 

2. Dalmore 64 Trinitas – $160,100

Most Expensive Scotch Dalmore 64 Trinitas

Most Expensive Scotch Dalmore 64 Trinitas

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 – $460,000

Most Expensive Scotch Macallan 64 year old in Lalique

Most Expensive Scotch Macallan 64 year old in Lalique

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. Only 12 bottles of Dalmore 62 were produced, each with a slightly different presentation and of the twelve, nine were given away to VIPs. Only three ever making it onto the general market of this most expensive scotch.


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