We have been counting down the most expensive scotches around, and today we finally reached #1.
1. Private 1976 Glenfiddich Whisky Cask
In 2006, this rare Private 1976 Glenfiddich Whisky Cask was acquired by Willow Park Wines & Spiritsfor $100,000. Peter Gordon, fifth-generation descendant of William Grant founder of the Glenfiddich Distillery, presented the first bottle from a 1975 cask of vintage Glenfiddich to Wayne Henuset, owner of Willow Park Wines & Spirits in Calgary.
Willow Park’s acquisition of the rare cask of 1975 Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky marks only the second time a cask has been released in Canada.
Previous casks have been acquired for the launch of the Queen Elizabeth II, the Crown Prince of Denmark’s wedding and Concord Airline’s inaugural flight.
“Cask 84 has matured since 1975 in an oak cask in the traditional dunnage warehouse at The Glenfiddich Distillery in the Highlands of Scotland,” Mr. Gordon said. “It has yielded 350 bottles at 49.1 percent alcohol by volume. The whisky has a rich complex aroma with oaky-fruitiness, hints of sherbet orange and subtle tannin and leather notes. The rich aroma delivers an equally rewarding taste with a beautifully silky mouth coating texture,” explained Mr. Gordon.
Here are our previous picks.
2. 157-Year-Old Bowmore Scotch
3. The Dalmore 62 Years
4. The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection, 1926, 60 Years Old
5. The John Walker 1805 Pack
6. 1937 Glenfiddich Rare Collection
7. Balvenie Cask 191
8. Macallan 1928 / 50 Year old Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
9. Black Bowmore 1964
10. Kinclaith 1969 Duncan Taylor