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Uncategorized 5 Of The Most Expensive Whiskeys In The World

5 Of The Most Expensive Whiskeys In The World

They're opulent and crisp in taste.

August 11, 2023 at 6:49 AM PST
Uncategorized 5 Of The Most Expensive Whiskeys In The World

5 Of The Most Expensive Whiskeys In The World

They're opulent and crisp in taste.

August 11, 2023 at 6:49 AM PST

The allure of expensive whiskey transcends any other premium liquor option in the market. By evoking a sense of reverence and the pure art of distillation, whiskey is one of the most beloved liquor options out there. From velvety textures to vast flavorful options, expensive whiskey is nurtured through years of craftsmanship and refined excellence. As whiskey continues to age over time, opulent flavors and rich taste notes begin to monetize its value, therefore crafting some of the most expensive options in the liquor industry. Whether you’re a wine or a hard liquor connoisseur, having some premium whiskey on your bar cart is a must for entertaining friends, family, and loved ones. Ahead are all of the most expensive whiskey bottles in the world to inspire your own whiskey collection.

The Most Expensive Whiskey – The Macallan 1926

The Macallan Whiskey 1926 Bottle. Photo: Christie’s.

Coming in hot as the most expensive whiskey in the world, The Macallan is 60 years old and recently sold at an auction in London for $2.3 million. Part of a 24-bottle limited series, The Macallan is one of the rarest bottles of premium whiskey that was originally distilled in 1926. For over 60 years, it sat aging in sherry casks in Scotland until 1986. The bottle was hand-painted by Micheal Dillon, a renowned Irish artist. The Macallan bottle is the only hand-painted Dillon bottle in the world, hence why it’s so expensive.

Get Similar: The Macallan 18-Year-Old Sherry Oak. While we all can’t shell out millions at an auction, this alternative expression sells at a more accessible price. Well-known for its rich and complex flavors, with notes of dried fruits, spices, and oak, it doesn’t match the age of The Macallan 1926, but it certainly matches the quality.

Pair With: This sophisticated set of whiskey rocks glasses. It’s a fun and classic way to honor your timeless drink.

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The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926


The Macallan Valerio 1926 Bottle. Photo: The Whiskey Auctioneer

Sold for a whopping $1.7 billion, The Macallan Valerio was designed and crafted by the artist Valerio Adami. This premium liquor comes alongside a 24-bottle series of limited edition whiskey ever to be sold by the brand. Distilled in 1926, The Macallan Valerio is one of the rarest whiskeys on the planet and was bottled 60 years after its inception in 1986.

Get Similar: The Macallan Double Cask Series combines American and European oak casks to create a balanced and rich flavor profile. Not only is it more affordable than some of the older and rarer Macallan releases, but it also offers something very one-of-a-kind in flavor.

Display On: Modern Wood Sideboard with Faux Marble Countertop. When it comes to displays, this sleek design and elegant faux marble countertop pair beautifully with this masterpiece of a whiskey bottle.

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Macallan “M”

Macallan “M.” Image:Macallan.

Recently sold to a Hong Kong Buyer in January for $964,000, The Macallan “M” bottle took 17 craftsmen to make over a 50-hour time period. The bottle is hand-blown and is one of four “Constantine” bottles to ever exist. Macallan “M” is one of the most expensive whiskeys in the world and has aged in liquor casks for about 75 years.

Get Similar: The Glenlivet 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This expression from Glenlivet is aged for 25 years, sits at a more affordable price tag and offers a smooth and well-rounded flavor profile with notes of fruit, spice and oak.

Pair With: Corkcicle Double Old Fashioned Whiskey Glass with Silicone Ice Mold. Not only does this glass set defy gravity, but it also prevents your drink from being watered down. Whether you’re enjoying it on your own or have a date to keep you company, consider adding some excitement to your whiskey drinking excursion.

Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky

Yamakazi Single Malt Whiskey. Image: Bevvy.

Aged for 50 years from 1923, the Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky was matured in casks made from Japanese oak. Having been sold for $465,000 at a Sotheby’s Finest and Rarest sale in Hong Kong, This premium liquor is a part of three editions of the brand’s 50-year-old whiskey, making it one of the scarcest liquor options out there. The first edition of Yamazaki whiskey consisted of 50 vessels and was first bottled in 2005.

Get Similar: Hakushu Single Malt is produced by Suntory. Another Japanese single malt whisky, Hakushu tends to be more affordable than Yamazaki and has a fresh and herbal profile with hints of fruit and smoke.

Display On: LED Lighted Liquor Bottle Display. Upping your whisky collection calls for an eye-catching display, and with seven static colors and two music modes light show displays to choose from, the choice is only obvious.

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The Dalmore Trinitas

As one of the most expensive whiskey options in the world, The Dalmore Trinitas is the epitome of opulence. It’s part of a limited edition series and is sold at $250,000 a bottle. The Dalmore Trinitas bottles are in such high demand, that the brand only had 3 bottles made, making it another expensive and scarce option within the whiskey market. The whiskey was created from previous batches that were preserved from 1868, 1926, and 1939, making it 64 years old.

Get Similar: The Dalmore 12-Year-Old is one of the entry-level expressions from The Dalmore, offering a combination of sweet, fruity, and nutty flavors with a hint of spice. While it’s a more affordable and widely available option compared to the Trinitas, it does not compromise on quality.

Pair With: Whiskey Lover Cocktail Kit. If you consider yourself a true whisky connoisseur, this Williams Sonoma easy-to-use kit is ideal for making delicious craft cocktails at home. It comes equipped with an infusion bottle with tasting straw, three flavor blends, step-by-step instructions and cocktail recipes.



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