Think about the last time you had sticker shock…now multiply that by 1,000,000. The prices of these whiskeys are so insane, you might think you’re watching VH1’s “Fabulous Life of Filthy Rich Billionaires” or CNBC’s “The Filthy Rich Guide.” Seriously, those are the only people who should be purchasing these extravagant spirits. If you asked someone for a recommendation of a good expensive whiskey, they might say, “A limited release Johnnie Walker or a well-aged Dewar’s.” Think again! One of those compared to any on this list would be like ordering off the dollar menu. Prepare yourself to learn about 10 of the greatest Waters of Life.
The Macallan “M” - $628,205
The Macallan “M” took 17 people and 850 hours just to craft the bottle! 40 bottles were even destroyed in the process due to imperfections. The whiskey ranges from 25-75 years old and only 7 barrels were hand selected out of 200,000. The notes include wood smoke, green apple, raisin, and cinnamon.
The Macallan 64 Year Lalique Cire Perdue 1946 - $460,000
Created to celebrate René Lalique’s 150th birthday who founded a world renowned crystal production house, the 64 year old scotch is bottled in a decanter crafted by his company. Not only is this a great scotch, the bottle is a work of art that depicts the oak woods and barley fields of the Macallan Estate. Three different casks housed this whiskey being laid down in 1942, 1945, and 1946.
Dalmore 64 Trinitas - $164,100
This whiskey is bottled in a sterling silver decorated bottle to resemble its “inner strength and outer sparkle.” Only 3 bottles were ever made of this 4 cask blend which combines rare stocks from 1868, 1878, 1926, and 1939.
Nun’s Island Pure Pot Still Whiskey - $140,000
Only 1 bottle remains of this Pure Pot Still Whiskey from the 1800s. The story behind it is this rare find was brought to an English liquor store from the Irish distillery that shut down over 100 years ago. It is still for sale if you want to own this extremely exclusive Nun’s Island Pure Pot Still Whiskey.
Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve - $94,000
With only 11 ever made of this 1955 spirit and housed in ordinary bottles, this high price tag is 100% based on flavor. One master taster described the scotch as “straw-gold in color with an extremely light, near-mesmerizing taste.” The near-mesmerizing taste includes hints of heather, pear, and hay.
The Macallan 1926 - $75,000
Macallan’s first of its fine and rare line can age for 50 or more years in the barrel. No colors or water were added to this hand-bottled, unfiltered whiskey, so the oak casks naturally give the liquid its dark color.
Glenfiddich 1937 - $71,000
Cask number 843 was laid down during the year of the coronation of King George VI to create this Rare Collection single malt. Only 61 bottles remained of this cedar, treacle, burnt heather, chocolate, and oak tasting whiskey 64 years later. Today, only a fraction remain unopened.
The Macallan Lalique 50 - $69,000
Another Macallan masterpiece is a burnished gold color smells of cumin, cardamom, and darkest maraschino. As it hits the palate, this all-encompassing and aromatic whiskey tastes of dark prunes and plain chocolate and finishes very long with a sherry oak signature and a hint of peat smoke. It is recommended to be enjoyed straight or with a splash of water.
Dalmore 62 Single Highland Matheson - $58,000
Named after Alexander Matheson, the owner of the Matheson estate, only a total of 12 bottles were made. Back in 1942 Dalmore blended 4 single malt whiskeys from different years to create this luxurious spirit. It is said that the buyer shared the bottle with 5 friends soon after purchasing it. We want to be friends with this guy!