Today consumers want to see on their table not banal vodka, but exquisite spirits. The whiskey came into fashion. This intoxicating beverage is made from grain and water. It is poured into oak barrels and gives time to infuse. Whiskey is produced in many countries, but recognized masters all over the world are in Ireland and Scotland. They turned the old tradition into a real art.
There are traditions not only in the ways of making a drink, but also in its consumption. The whiskey glass should be just a cylindrical shape, preferably with a thick bottom. Thus, the elegance of the beverage is emphasized. Whiskey is usually drunk or clean, or with ice cubes. In pursuit of the most pure and delicious whiskey produced a lot of its varieties. The most expensive varieties of whiskey will be described below.
Ladybank single malt.
Edinburgh has an elite Ladybank distillery. In a year, he produces only 300 bottles of rare single malt whiskey. But buy this drink can only a member of the Club. For the right to be in it, the local rich pay $ 4,700 a year. The very same bottle of elite whiskey is 4800 units in American currency.
These whiskeys were first bottled in 1962, after aging in barrels from under sherry. It happened in Italy. Then this whiskey was poured for a rare and excellent collection of Macallan. The technology of this sort of cooking was dictated by history itself. In the stoves, barley was dried using peat, not coal. After all, this fuel was quite expensive during the Second World War. But this technology not only did not spoil the drink, but also gave it a unique “smoked” flavor. In modern products Macallan this is no longer met. The cost of a bottle of a rare variety reaches 6800 dollars.
Chivas Regal Royal Salute.
Specifically for the coronation of the English Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953, the Chivas Regal Royal Salute whiskey was sown for twenty years. He had a refined aroma of smoky anise with raisins. Another 50 years have passed, and the final bottling was done. Whiskey was enough for exactly 255 bottles. 10 of them were sold to an American collector. Each bottle cost a fan of whiskey at 10 thousand dollars. The drink, aged for half a century, was poured into bottles of blue color. It was trimmed with gold and silver, which significantly influenced the cost of the drink.
This inimitable whiskey has a 40-year exposure and a price tag of 10125 dollars. His technology of making with peat rewarded the drink with the fragrance of dried fruits and sweet iris. Whiskey was placed in barrels in 1939, and bottled in 1979. In 2002, Macallan was added to the beautiful and rare line of the famous distillery, this beverage was again bottled.
This real Scotch whiskey has a half-century exposure. A noble single malt is poured into a 700-millimeter bottle, and its strength is 44.4%. Whiskey is the most seasoned of all beverages spilled ever by the Scottish Glenfarclas plant. The drink has a spicy aroma and delicate taste. And there is such a value “only” $ 10,878.
This whiskey is one of the best in the world, it has a very original taste. The high price of 11 thousand dollars is justified by the fact that this drink produced only 60 bottles. Whiskey has fifty years of aging, and poured it on barrels from under the sherry Dalmore in 1978.
Macallan Lalique Crystal Decanter.
This whiskey waited 55 years for maturation, being in barrels from under sherry. There, the drink was soaked with exotic taste and aroma of haze. It is worth noting a subtle citrus taste. For a whiskey at a price of 12,500 dollars, a corresponding bottle was created. The crystal product repeats the shape of a perfume bottle in 1910.A total of 420 such bottles were produced, each of which received its serial number. The cork was made of amber crystal. The manufacturer had to try to do such a difficult job.
In 1937, a barrel of No. 843 poured whiskey at the Scottish Glenfiddich plant. Over time, the master discovered that the drink ripens unusually long. During the preparation of whiskey was replaced by about 10 masters. And only in 2010, a specialist David Stewart came to the conclusion that the drink is ready. In the barrel, only 61 bottles of liquid remained. The color of the whiskey was saturated, resembling dark amber or antique bronze. The taste was given by cedar, oak and bitter chocolate notes. In 2006, a bottle of this whiskey was sold at an auction for 20 thousand dollars. Today, the manufacturer asks for her 50 thousand pounds.
The famous Dalmore plant in Inverness, in 1943, decided to mix 4 malts at a time. They dated 1868, 1876, 1926 and 1939 years. Each whiskey was labeled under its own name. Some of them were blocked by a stopper in 1942. In 2005, one such bottle was purchased for 58 thousand dollars and was drunk. She became the only one drunk from the series. The remaining bottles are in private collections, one of them in the collection of the company “White and Makey.”
This whiskey was bottled twice – in 1986 and in 2002. Exposure is 60 years. The drink is evaluated as “dry and concentrated.” In 2005, an entrepreneur from South Korea bought a bottle of rare whiskey for $ 75,000. Anyone can try an elite drink. Just go to the hotel Borgata Hotel Casino @ Spa, which in Atlantic City and pay for a sip of 3300 dollars.
Dalmore 64 Trinitas.
This whiskey became the first sold for a six-figure sum. Its price is 160.1 thousand dollars. The word “Trinitas” says that only three bottles of a rare drink were spilled. To prepare such a whiskey Dalmore plant devastated its most intimate reserves, some components have been waiting for this for more than 140 years. Two bottles of this whiskey sold in Glasgow in 2010 to an American collector, and another went to a British investor. Whiskey was the first among the Scottish, whose value exceeded 100 thousand dollars.
The Macallan in Lalique.
The most expensive whiskey in the world has a 64-year exposure. This is the oldest whiskey ever spilled by the famous Macallan plant. A high price was called at a charity auction in November 2010. At the same event, they sold about a crystal decanter from Lalique. The auction was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Rene Lalique, the founder of one of the world’s leading crystal manufacturing companies.