Back in 2020, it was reported that an ardent Whisky lover from Sydney had no qualms about shelling $150,000 on a very rare bottle of Macallan that was over 70 years old. Now, that’s quite something.
Be it the bottle, the delicious and decadent whisky, or the sensuality of the entire experience – many people have quite the fetish for rare whisky Australia.
This read will walk you through some of the rarest and most expensive whiskies in the world, and we’ll leave you to decide what makes them so unique.
Whether you want to gift a bottle to your loved one or satisfy the whisky connoisseur in you, we have got all the bases covered.
The Crème De La Crème of Whiskies You Need to Know About
Presenting to you the Rare Whisky Wall of Fame, where you will meet and learn about some of the most exquisite whiskies from across the globe. Here they are:
- The Emerald Isle Whisky Collection
The Emerald Isle whiskies resulted from a collaboration between Faberge and The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Apart from soul-enriching Irish whisky from one of Ireland’s oldest distilleries – Bushmills – the set comes with everything you need:
- A gold, emerald-encrusted Celtic Egg from Faberge
- A gold Timepiece
- A gold-plated cutter
- A Cohiba Siglo VI Grand Reserva Cigar
To get your hands on this, you’ll have to part with USD 2 million.
- The Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old
What do you think about spending USD 1.9 million on a single bottle of malt? Well, that’s the price the Macallan 1926 60-year-old commands. Sourced from the barrel famously known as Cask Number 263, the flavours of this whisky were found to be a canvas of plenty, with solid notes of prunes, dates, cloves, ginger, marmalade, linseed oil, and more.
The labels of the Macallan 1926 60-year-old were designed by Peter Blake and Valerio Adami.
- The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0614
During its unveiling in 2020, the Scottish distillery Balvenie claimed that they spent fifty years making the Marriage 0614 whisky. This whisky’s flavours and liquid viscosity trace their origins back to seven casks spread across Europe and America.
David C Stewart oversaw the crafting of Marriage 0614, and its flavour profile is dotted with honey, bitter chocolate, maple syrup, and spice.
If you’re happy to splurge anywhere between USD 40,000-50,000 for a bottle, you’ll have it delivered with crystal decanters and specially curated wooden canisters.
- The Glenfiddich 1937
Five years ago, it was reported that only 60 bottles of the Glenfiddich 1937 were in circulation. Today, that number has become a lot smaller. Made from a 1937 cask (hence the name), this vintage bottle of malt is what you get when molasses, cedar, oak, and chocolate flavours unite.
However, you won’t find this whisky at any bar. If you want one, you will have to head to an auction. In 2012, the Glenfiddich 1937 fetched a handsome USD 75,000 – so be prepared to splurge.
Now, it’s time for a couple of notable mentions – the Springbank 1919, the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 1955, and the Dalmore 64 Trinitas. If you’re keener on rare whisky Australia, you can do some homework on the Ardberg 25-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the Laphroaig 30-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Get your hands on a bottle and experience what makes them so priceless for yourself.