You can take virtually anything and make it impossibly expensive if you really put your mind to it, but there are some things are just supposed to be expensive. Otherwise it’s a little bit weird, isn’t it? When we talk about scotch whiskey, for example, we immediately associate quality with the price tag attached to the bottle. It’s just how things work. But there’s one thing to go to the grocery store and acquire the most expensive scotch on those shelves and it’s a completely different thing to sell your house, your car, your family, and a kidney.
Why would you do that, you say? Us Average Joes would kind of have to do it in order to get our hands on the most expensive scotch whiskies in the world.
#10 The Macallan 50 Year Old 1949 – $32,000
The Macallan distillery is famous worldwide and it manages to produce plenty of assortments of scotch that are known to make your pockets a lot lighter. It’s also famed for producing the world’s third best-selling single bat, behind Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. This vintage liquor is sold online in exchange for an average price of $32,000.
#9 Glenfiddich’s 50 year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky – $33,900
This type of scotch is the result of a blend of two other types of whisky. They’re just any type of whisky either, as they are all aged prior to the mix in American casks. The really amazing thing about this beverage is that its value as one of the most expensive scotch types is increased by its uniqueness. Every bottle is manually crafted and numbered.
#8 Dalmore Selene 58 Year Old 1951 – $35,000
The name for this scotch references “the titan who holds the moon” and it makes for a really fascinating story revolving around this type of whisky. According to the creators, sunlight burns, but moonlight just illuminates. Needless to say, the taste is absolutely amazing, rich in fruity undertones.
#7 The Balvenie 50 Year Old 1962 – $42,000
This 50 year old alcoholic delight is one of the finest selling point of the Balvenie distillery, which has been around the market since the late 19th century. It comes as a given that the taste of the scotch is so good it’s almost revolting, but it’s bottling is just as impressive. Its wooden case is crafted with 49 rings made from different breeds of wood.
#6 Macallan 1928 – $48,300
When it was first put up for retail while being sold in the USA, a bottle of this kind was sold for as little as $80, but the price really went up alongside reputation. As a fun fact, Daniel Craig can be seen sipping scotch from a Macallan 1928 bottle in the movie Skyfall.
#5 The Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch Matheson – $58,000
Everybody loves a good story and the story of this really expensive scotch is that only twelve bottles were ever produced of this kind. Each one of them was given a distinct name and Matheson, the one that’s giving this enormous value to the batch, was named after Dalmore’s owner.
#4 The Macallan Fine and Rare 1926 – $75,000
Fine and rare, indeed. Macallan struck again with this bottle, which was worth $35,000 to begin with. But this stellar price was acquired when a Korean businessman decided to double the price during an auction. As expected, the news circled the Earth.
#3 Dalmore 64 Trinitas – $160,000
We know we’ve used the word “unique” several times, but this expensive scotch really takes the meaning to a whole new level. In its composition, this sprite uses a blend of some incredibly rare whiskies which date back to as far as the 19th century. As a result, only three bottles were fabricated.
#2 The Macallan 64 in Lalique Cire Perdue – $464,000
Believe it or not, yes, someone purchased a bottle of scotch for nearly half a million of dollars. To their defense, it is a Macallan and it also helps that the content itself is a mix of three extremely old types of whiskey. The bottle is a definite bonus, as the crystal container was created specifically to hold this amber liquor in.
#1 The Macallan “M” – $628,205
There’s no surprise that Macallan takes the top spot too. This uniquely-crafted expensive scotch was sold off for over half a million of dollars at a 2014 auction in Hong Kong, marking the spiciest price anyone was ever willing to pay for a whiskey bottle. Speaking of bottles, this one was the result of the intense work of 17 craftsmen which worked 50 hours each in order to reach perfection.