You have to dig a little deeper into your pocket for the most expensive whiskey in the world – but it’s worth it. We have all the info. Whiskey on the rocks is a common expression thrown around the pages of books and moving pictures, either for the opulence of the personalities or the cheaper options thereof. Whiskey is a kind of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Grains (which may be malted) such as barley, corn, rye and wheat are used in this process. It can carve its niche because it is one of the most expensive, oldest and most valuable beverages in the world.
Macallan M was created from the distillery’s seven select whiskeys, distilled between 1940 and 1990 and aged in old sherry casks. Another fact in the high price is the carafe that holds the whisky. There are currently only four of this 6-lt carafe worldwide. 17 designers worked 50 hours on each of the carafes. Two of the vessels are in The Macallan’s archives, the third in a private collection and the fourth, auctioned a few years ago, is now in Asia.
The Macallan M tastes of dry fruit, raisins and has a full-bodied finish ,at least that’s what the official tasting notes say. Because this whiskey will probably not be drunk, as together with the glass carafe it forms a collector’s item with pleasure that should not be destroyed.
The Macallan 1926
The Macallan Fine and Rare 60 Year Old sold at auction for a staggering 1.9 million, breaking the previous record of 1.5.The premium bottle of whiskey was sold at the Whiskey Auction by Sotheby in England.
With an estimated price tag of 6.2 million, Isabella’s Islay claims the top spot as the most expensive whiskey to grace the world with its presence. It is made on the island of Islay, hence the name. The brand is unique as it offers the possibility to characterize the bottle and write the owner’s name on it. Isabella’s Islay is one of the finest and smooth whiskeys one can ever taste.
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