Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World

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Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World

Whiskey is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is made from fermented grain mash. Also, various grains are used such as barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Whiskey is typically aged in wooden casks, which is generally made of white oak. Aging of whiskey increases its richness and it becomes more valuable and expensive if it becomes older and older. It gets strong and rich in taste. We have included all types of whiskeys including the oldest and hand made bottle whiskey in our list of Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World

Whiskey Lovers spend millions in Auction for the oldest whiskey. Whiskey which is expected to be sold at 35,000 US dollars gets sold in 75,000 US dollars in Auction.

Some whiskey is expensive as of their decanter is made using diamonds and rubies. While some whiskeys are limited edition, while some were released to honor their owners, etc.

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World

10. Glenfiddich 1937 (75,000 USD)

Glenfiddich 1937 Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World
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Price in INR: 56,12,212 INR

Glenfiddich is a Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. This brand was produced by William Grant & Sons in the Scottish Burgh in Moray. Glenfiddich means “valley of dear” in Scottish Gaelic Language that’s the reason to have their logo as a stag. Most aged whiskeys were Glenfiddich 1937 which was 64-year-old whiskey sold in Edinburg for 75,000 US Dollars.

Glenfiddich Whiskey is produced at Glenfiddich Distilleries at Dufftown in Moray. Being a Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, it is distilled at a single distillery using a pot still distillation process and it is must make from a mash of malted barley. On the site, there are 31 same shaped “swan neck” copper pot stills which are all handmade and the employees of Glenfiddich include a dedicated team of craftsmen and coppersmiths to maintain them.

Why is Glenfiddich 1937 Expensive?

The bottle of Glenfiddich Rare and Expensive Collection 1937 was expected to sell for £25,000-35,000 but the price went surprisingly up to 75,000 US Dollars in Bonhams Whiskey Sale in Edinburgh. This made Glenfiddich 1937 one of the most expensive whiskeys in the World.

It is expensive because only 61 bottles of this whiskey were released with ABV (alcohol by volume) of 40%. Glenfiddich 1937 was bottled in 2001, about 64 years later.


9. Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts reserve 1955 (94,000 USD)

Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts reserve 1955
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Price in INR: 70,33,973 INR

Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts reserve 1955, was made to honor Janet Sheed Roberts, the Granddaughter of founder William Grant, who passed away at 110. The company decided to honor her by making only 15 bottles from said barrel. Four bottles were kept by the family itself and the other 11 were auctioned off. The highest price was paid by whiskey connoisseur from Atlanta which was 94,000 US dollars.

Why Glenfiddich 1955 Expensive?

The main reason for which the bottle was very expensive was aged for many years and only 15 bottles were made in honor of her daughter, and only 11 were sold in the market.

Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts reserve 1955 is a rare beverage with a heavenly flavor of woody-oak and hints of heather, hay, pear, and barley. The light and smooth Scotch whiskey have a faintly spicy finish with a touch of cured-meat and nutmeg, which makes the whiskey more popular, rarest, and vintage whiskey.


8. Dalmore 64 trinitas (150,000 USD)

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Price in INR: 1,12,24,575 INR

When it comes to creating stunning whiskey, Dalmore is the most legendary distillery in the World. Dalmore was founded by Alexander Matheson in 1839 and now it is of Whyte and Mackay’s largest legendary distillery.

 Why “Dalmore 64 trinitus Expensive?

Dalmore 64 Trinitas tastes like purple heaven” well said by master blender Richard Paterson, this whiskey was one of the most expensive whiskeys in the World. One of the buyers of this whiskey, commercial property developer Mahesh Patel said the “We are drinking a bit of liquid gold…history…magic there”. Dalmore 64 Trinitas is a fantastic fusion of grapefruit, sandalwood, white musk, and Indonesian patchouli completing this bouquet of exuberance. Dalmore 64 Trinitas have eventually shown up at auction for much more than their purchase price.


7. Dalmore 62 (350,653 USD)

Dalmore 62 Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World
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Dalmore is the most legendary distillery in the World. The wooden mold which was used to create Dalmore’s decanter took over 100 hours to handcraft, and the platinum and crystal decanter that holds Dalmore 62 is the reason why it costs a quarter-million dollars.

Dalmore 62 is a part of limited edition series as Dalmore released only 12 bottles with different names. It was sold for 22,000 Pounds in 2002 and for 32,000 Pounds in 2005. Now Recently in 2020, The Dalmore 62 Year Old The Mackenzie 40.0 abv NV was sold for 350,653 US Dollars in Sotheby’s auction which had bottle number 2/12 which was racked from specially selected MatusalemOloroso Sherry, and distillery certificate was signed by master distiller Richard Paterson.

Why “Dalmore 62 Expensive?

Dalmore 62 is the most expensive as only 12 bottles were made by giving different names to each other and the most expensive was The Dalmore 62 Year Old The Mackenzie. Dalmore 62 has awesome aromas and flavors, the perfect reason why it is recognized as a whiskey with character far beyond its age.


6. Springbank 1919 (350,697 USD)

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The Springbank is a distillery of Single Malt Whisky situated on the Kintyre Peninsula in western Scotland. This company is owned by the owner of Glengyle Distillery, the oldest independent bottler, J & A Mitchell & Company. This company was licensed in 1828.

Springbank 50-year-old original bottle 1919 with 37.8 ABV was recently sold in Sotheby’s Auction on 24th October 2019 for 266,200 GBP which is 350,697 US dollars.

Why Springbank 1919″ Expensive?

Springback 1919 is the most expensive Scottish whiskey of all time and Guinness World Record named it as the most expensive whiskey of its time. Springback 1919 is limited edition whiskey as only 24 bottles were released and it is created via traditional methods of production making it very precious and valuable.


5. The Macallan64 in Lalique Cire Perdue (460,000 USD)

 Macallan 64 Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World
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The Macallan distillery is the distillery of Single Malt Scotch Whisky situated in Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland. This distillery is owned by the owner of Highland Distillers, subsidiary of the Edrington Group.

The Macallan 64 in Laliquecireperdue was sold in Sotheby’s Auction for an unexpected price tag of 460,000 US dollars in New York in 2010, making it one of the most expensive whiskeys in the World. This brand was registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.

What makes “The Macallan64” Expensive?

The Macallan64 in Laliquecireperdue, a 64-year-old scotch whiskey was sold in a unique crystal decanter for a price of 460,000 US dollars at Auction in New York City. The unique decanter was made by French Designer Lalique, this decanter holds 1.5 liters of the precious and rare The Macallan64.


4. Macallan M (628,205 US Dollars)

Macallan M Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World
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The Macallan distillery is the distillery of Single Malt Scotch Whisky situated in Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland. This distillery is owned by the owner of Highland Distillers, subsidiary of the Edrington Group

Macallan Imperial six-litre “M Decanter—Constantine” bottle was sold at a huge price of 628,205 US Dollars at Sotheby’s Auction in Hong Kong, making it one of the most expensive whiskies in the World.

What makes “The Macallan M Expensive?

Macallan M contains Whiskey as old as of 73 years, which makes it very rare and precious whiskey. It costs very much money to take the Macallan M bottle in your hand as they utilize premium ingredients from the barley to the barrels to age it in.


3.The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 (1.14 Million USD)

The Macallan distillery is the distillery of Single Malt Scotch Whisky situated in Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland. This distillery is owned by the owner of Highland Distillers, subsidiary of the Edrington Group

The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 was sold 1.14 million US dollars in Bonham’s whiskey sale in Edinburg, Scotland in October 2018. This bottle is limited edition series because only 24 bottles were released of Macallan 1926 from which 12 were Valerio Adami 1926.

Why is“The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926” So Expensive?

This is one of the rarest beverages as it was distilled in 1926 and bottled after 60 years in 1986 making it rare, expensive, valuable and a very cherished beverage. To maintain its exclusiveness, the bottle is placed in a very special cabinet.


2. The Macallan 1926 (1.9 Million USD)

The Macallan 1926
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The Macallan distillery is the distillery of Single Malt Scotch Whisky situated in Craigellachie, Moray, Scotland. This distillery is owned by the owner of Highland Distillers, subsidiary of the Edrington Group

The Macallan Fine &Rare 60-year-old with 42.6 ABV was sold at Sotheby’s Auction at 1.9 Million US dollars. It was sold on 24th October 2019. This whiskey was distilled in 1926 and bottled after sixty years in 1986. Only 24 bottles were made from which 12 bottles were of “The Macallan 1926” edition. The other 12 were Valerio Adami edition.

Why is “The Macallan 1926” So Expensive?

The bottle of “The Macallan 1926 60-year old” has a unique design that was designed and hand-painted by Michael Dillon. He is an Irish artist. This bottle is also expensive because of the finest casks which contribute to the natural colors, aromas, and flavors that set The Macallan1926 apart. Anyone drinking this whiskey will experience a nosing and tasting of carefully selected Macallan1926 whiskey.


1. Isabella’s Islay (6.2 Million USD)

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The United Kingdom Company released Isabella’s Islay bottle in 2010 which had a price tag of 6.2 Million US dollars. Isabella’s Islay is a luxury scotch whisky.

The decanter of whiskey is made of 8,500 diamonds and 300 rubies. This was the reason for the luxury and expensiveness of the bottle. The decanter used for the storage of whiskey is the ultimate combination of the art of jewelers and craftsmen. Also, the skill of the whiskey maker. Isabella’s Islay is the most expensive whiskey in our list of Top 10 E

This whiskey is also available in Isabella’s special edition that costs $740,000. It is also expensive because of the whiskey is Very Old Single Malt. Isabella’s Islay Whiskey tops the position in our list of Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World.

These are the Top 10 Most Expensive Whiskeys in the World.

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