Whiskey is one of the oldest and most revered alcoholic beverages globally. And when it comes to whisky, the cliché is true: there is something for everyone.
The word comes from an old Gaelic term meaning ‘life water’. From about the 15th century onwards, raw versions of whiskey were brewed and used in medicine to sterilise wounds and sedate patients.
Today it is enjoyed as a fine liquor and is usually reserved for special occasions.
In 2017 the US imported around $1 billion worth of Scotch whiskey – simply the most luxurious of them all. This specific liquor contributes to around $5 billion of revenue for the UK, making it the most valuable food or drink product for the British economy.
In a previous article on a single malt whiskey, I talked about how this high-quality spirit is becoming an eye-turner in the investment market.
And this is still true to this day. In the world of high-end whiskies, some brands simply stand out above the rest.
This idea is because the companies are run by artisans who are genuinely passionate about their work; these distilleries hit all the right marks.
Now that’s what luxury is all about.
Nowadays, a bottle of Isabella’s Islay is the most expensive whiskey that money can buy.
The big guns play in auction houses but for now, put your amber-tinted glasses on to explore some more delightful delights.
So as you build your collection, stock your top shelf with bottles from these exceptional luxury brands:
Suntory Yamazaki 50-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey Expressions
Price: $370,000 – $510,000
“Only 50 bottles were produced for the first edition,” says Suntory, making it one of the best and most expensive Japanese whiskies.
But “if you are looking for a younger and cheaper Yamazaki, there is a 35-year-old edition valued at a touch over $120,000,” claims Net Luxury.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bowmore Range
Price: $45000 – $73,800
Bowmore is the first licensed Islay distillery. “It has stood on the shores of Lochindaal, a sea loch opening out into the wild Atlantic Ocean, since 1779,” states Bowmore.
Take a sip of that!