In mid-2006, Forbes listed the world’s most expensive whiskies with the top bottle netting $38,000. That’s right, a single bottle of the stuff at the top of the list costs more than most of the cars on the road today. Which was it? It was The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection, 1926, 60 Years Old… a single malt of the highest order took the top spot and it’s not actually possible to buy it anymore.
Here’s what Forbes had to say:
The oldest and most sought-after of Macallan’s revolutionary Fine & Rare Collection is now sold out. It is still possible to taste this totally unique Scotch whisky at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. However, it sells for a nosebleed-inducing $3,300 per dram, so you had better have had a good run at the craps table.
To clarify, the list was created to capture the most expensive of each type, so you’ll see clearly “inexpensive” Jack Daniels Single Barrel Whiskey listed because it’s the most expensive Tennessee whiskey. Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old is the most expensive rye whiskey and Suntory Yamazaki 18 is the most expensive Japanese whiskey. Anyway, here’s the rest of the list:
- The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection, 1939, 40 Years Old: $10,125
- Chivas Regal Royal Salute, 50 Year Old: $10,000
- Glen Garioch, 1958, 46 Year Old: $2,600
- Bruichladdich 40 Year Old: $2,500
- Glenfiddich 40 Year Old: $2,500
- Springbank 32 Year Old: $750
- Auchentoshan 1973 32 Year Old: $700
- Evan Williams 23 Year Old Bourbon: $350
- Midleton Very Rare: $139
- Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey: $110
- Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old: $55
- Johnny Walker Green Label: $50
- Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey: $50
- Jack Daniels Single Barrel Whiskey: $42
I have recently come upon a 1964 Special Selection single malt ” THE MACALLAN ” bottled in 1982. This is matured in sherry wood and has not been opened and still has the the tax stamp intact. I don’t know much about scotch except that it doesn’t age in the bottle. What would be the best way to store it for that special day. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Keep it like wine, in a nice cool and dark area.
Why is the JW Green in this list? Is it the most expensive blended malt?
I have a 40 year reserve Glennfiddich scotch wiskey bottled in 2002 does the value go up in time?if i want to sell,what would be a fair price..brand new,never open,in wooden box with key.thanks for any info u can provide