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Top Ten Most Expensive Hard Drinks | The Most Amazing Wine

Top Ten Most Expensive Hard Drinks

 10: Ladybank Single Malt: $4,700
10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
Rounding out the top of the list is the Ladybank Distillery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Only 300 bottles of the rare Single Malt Scotch are bottled each year, and to obtain one — you have tobecome a member of the club. The price of admission? — about $4,700 a year.

9: The Macallan 1947 Fine and Rare Collection: $6,800

10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
This sherry cask Speyside scotch was bottled for Italy in 1962 before it was repackaged for Macallan’s Fine and Rare line of whiskies. The distillery used peat in its kilns because of the scarcity and high price of coal during WWII, the 1947 bottle, so this 15 year old has an earthy quality not present in modern Macallans.

8: Chivas Regal Royal Salute 50 year old: $10,000

10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
A swill special enough to be packaged for the 1953 coronation of  the Queen Elizabeth II,Chivas Regal Royal Salute is a 50 year old Scotch with smoky anise and raisen flavors. Only 255 bottles were made, 10 of which were destined for America, where collectors eagerly poured out $10,000 each.

7: The Macallan 1939 40 year old Fine and Rare Collection: $10,125

10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
“Peaty and powerful,” with overtones of sweet toffee and dried fruits, Macallan’s 1939 is a 40 year old first bottled in 1979. In 2002, it was added to the distillery’s Fine and Rare line and re-bottled. It can be found today for around $10,125.

6: Glenfarclas 1955 50 year old: $10,878

10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
Wealthy tasters are warned to overlook this richly scented 50 year old Speyside at their own “peril.” Spicy and silky with a sweet start, this is the oldest batch ever bottled by the Glenfarclasdistillery. 

5: Dalmore 50 Year Old Decanter: $11,000

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Only 60 crystal-cut bottles of this Highland single malt were produced. Filled in 1978, this dark sherry-aged Dalmore has a reputation for being intense and deeply flavored and is considered by many aficionados among the best 50 year olds in the world. 

4: Macallan 55 Year old Lalique Crystal Decanter: $12,500

10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
The eye-catching crystal bottle of Macallan’s 55 year old Lalique was based on a 1910 perfume bottle designed by Rene Lalique . Exotic, with hints of peat smoke, the taste is smooth with lingering citrus overtones. 

3: Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection: $20,000

10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
Rare doesn’t describe it. Only one bottle of Glenfiddich’s 1937 Rare Collection was ever produced, and it just might be the oldest bottle of whisky in the world. It was snatched up at a 2006 auction for a bargain $20,000.

2: Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch: $58,000

10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
Only a dozen bottles of Dalmore 62 single malt were corked in 1942. One night in 2005, a man bought a bottle for $58,000, and downed it with five of his buddies.
1: The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare: $75,000
10 Most Expensive Hard-Drinks
“Dry and concentrated” — what else would you expect from one of the most expensive whiskies in the world? Help yourself to a little licorice aftertaste. In 2005, a South Korean businessman paid $70,000 for a bottle of Macallan’s 1926, the finest and rarest of the Fine and Rare.

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