World’s Most Expensive Scotches #8


Over the next two weeks we are going to feature some of the most expensive scotches around. Be sure to check back each day, as we will feature a different scotch.

8. Macallan 1928 / 50 Year old Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
One of the first 50 year-old whiskies released, this was bottled in 1983 (making it in fact a 55 year-old) and is now extremely difficult-to-find. Famously collectable, this bottling was originally sold for £50, but has since broken the record auction price for malt whisky many times and remained the world’s most expensive whisky until a few years ago. A bona fide treasure for collectors. Martin Green of McTear’s auction house says two bottles of the 50-year-old Macallan have sold recently for £4,400 and £6,000 (or $8,700 and $11,900).

Here are our previous selections.

9. Black Bowmore 1964
Only 5,812 bottles of this Islay treasure were produced. Bowmore describes what the price tag delivers: “On the palate, the concentration of flavors is mind boggling. They gently roll over the tongue like waves to the shore.”

10. Kinclaith 1969 Duncan Taylor
Dubbed “rarest of the rare” this very extraordinary single-cask whisky has a sweet apple aroma on the nose. Its palate is syrupy and rich, with flavors of candied fruit from which a sharp maltiness emerges.


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