The world of fine scotch whisky has no shortage of expensive bottles that only the most discerning drinkers can enjoy. Produced in very limited quantities by the finest distilleries, these rare scotches often spend decades aging to perfection in oak casks. The lengthy maturation process allows the whisky to take on rich and complex flavor profiles that simply cannot be achieved elsewhere.
While the high prices may seem outrageous to many, these exclusive drams are highly coveted by scotch aficionados around the globe. For the true connoisseur, sipping a glass of one of these investment-grade single malts is a luxury experience like no other. The flavors are deep, nuanced and impossible to find in cheaper bottles. It’s little wonder that collectors and whisky enthusiasts are willing to pay top dollar to get their hands on a taste of the good stuff.
The Macallan M
The Macallan M is a single malt whiskey with incredible taste and a unique bottle to match! It has a nose of dried fruit and vanilla, a rich and woody spiced palette, and a long full finish of raisin and sultana. The Macallan M has an ABV of 45.9% and is available from $6,200 – $6,900 for a 750ml bottle.
The Balvenie 50 Year Old
The Balvenie 50 Year Old has oak tannins and dark fruits on the nose, hints of honey for a malty sweetness, and finishes with a rich and spicy mouth coating. Its final ABV is 42%, and you can buy it from retailers for anywhere between $40,000 and $80,000 per 750ml bottle. If you’re able to track a bottle down, the strong, dark flavor is sure to stick with you long after you polish off the last of the scotch.
The Macallan Lalique 72 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Lalique is one of the most expensive and rare whiskeys on the market. It boasts a body of citrus lemons and green apples, a palette of soft vanilla and gentle spice, and a fruity but medium finish. It has a 42% ABV, and if you can find it, it will set you back about $200,000 for a 750ml bottle!
Gordon & MacPhail Generations Mortlach 75 Years Old
This award-winning Scotch comes in a gorgeous decanter-style bottle and is available for somewhere between $30,000 and $40,000 for a 1,000 ml bottle. It is the oldest whiskey ever bottled, and only 100 bottles were released, making it one of the rarest Scotches! Whether you’re drinking this scotch or storing it on your shelf, it’s sure to become a quick favorite.
Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection
This complex and robust Scotch whiskey is exquisitely rare. There are only 61 bottles left of this rare whiskey, which features a strong aroma and palate of many flavors. The latest bottle to come around was auctioned off for $71,000 through Christie’s London!
Dalmore 64 Trinitas
The Dalmore 64 Trinitas is one of a handful of whiskeys aged to 64 years. Only three bottles of this variety were made! It has been auctioned off or sold for up to $140,000 for the bottle. This luxury relic is the epitome of rare whiskeys across the globe. While it may be unwise to drink this rare scotch, it would be a standout in any collection.
The Dalmore 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Similar to the Trinitas, the Dalmore 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is rare and mature. The nose offers orange, vanilla, milk chocolate, and maraschino cherry notes, with sultanas on the palette and a finish of licorice, spice, and chocolate. This flavor combination makes the Dalmore a standout among the others on our list. One 750ml bottle retails for about $64,000!
Bowmore Scotch Single Malt Distilled in 1969 Islay 50yr
This 50 year old Scotch contains 40.7% ABV, and it is one of the rarest bottles from this brand. This specific Scotch was distilled in 1969, and only 200 bottles remain today! You will notice notes of ripe fruit, almond, and subtle peat oils from start to finish if you choose to open and enjoy one of these rare beauties.