Most expensive whiskey in the world
Until recently the most expensive whiskey in the world was known to be sold for approximately $400,000. I was a bottle of Cire Perdue, a 64 year-old whiskey produced by The Macallan distillery, a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Craigellachie, Scotland, the world’s third largest-selling single malt with over 500,000 cases a year, and second largest by value, according to The Herald newspaper of Glasgow.
Until recently because the new title holder of the most expensive whiskey in the world was just sold at auction by Sotheby’s, in Hong Kong, for a staggering $628,205 (HK$4.9 million)! It’s not a surprise to find it was made by the same Macallan distillery. This time the whiskey was contained within a 6-liter faceted crystal “M” Decanter designed by René Jules Lalique, a French glass designer, famous for his high-art glassware in the Art Deco style. An exclusive decanter since only four such decanters were manufactured and only this one to be sold filled-in with whiskey.
The whiskey is also a special edition, a rare single malt called The Macallan Imperiale “M”. It is known the representatives of the Macallan distillery spent almost two years choosing seven casks out of nearly 200,000 that would be blended to create the limited edition “M” range. This whiskey is also available for buying in standard bottles, not many, only 1,750 were produced and they are on the market for around $5,000 each.