The Oldest Vintage Whiskies in The World
Whisky is ‘art in a bottle’ to a whisky lover. It's safe to say that to covet a classic vintage whisky is a dream that many whisky lovers harbor for years. To them, old vintage whisky is like fine art curated by the finest artists in the world. The older the whisky, the higher is its allure.
If you too can resonate with this dream and are curious to know more about the oldest vintage whiskies in the world, then read on,
1) Macallan 65 in Lalique
A whisky that was laid down in 1950 and took a decade to launch, is surely one to be treasured. The Macallan 65 in Lalique was distilled over 6 decades ago, and in the process acquired a light taste and bright amber color. Use of peat as fuel added yet another unique undertone to the flavors of this vintage classic. This prized possession of only 450 bottles is sold in a specially designed perfumed decanter.
2) Glenfiddich 1937
This scotch is known for its slow-maturing character and was distilled for over 64 years. Characterized by a rich walnut color with hues of amber and gold, the whisky is appealing to look at and even more delicious to taste. The nuances of taste are made unique with overlapping flavours of chocolate toffee, raisins, cinnamon, and cloves.
3) Macallan Fine and Rare 1926
This is a rare malt that does not lose its original character and tone and continues to retain its dry and concentrated character. With only 40 bottles in existence, the Macallan Fine and Rare 1926 has an intense fruity flavor with a hint of warm spice.
4) Dalmore 64 Trinitas
True to its name, Dalmore 64 Trinitas is a blend of 3 vintage spirits. What’s more, only 3 bottles were ever produced, making it one of the most expensive and rare whiskies in the world. It’s coveted and how - despite its steep price, only one bottle is available for sale.
5) Dalmore 62
Another Dalmore and one that is considered to be the most expensive scotch in the world. To many whisky lovers, a bottle is considered an investment that only appreciates with time. This 62-year-old malt has a blend of 4 scotches from 1886, 1876, 1926, and 1939. Blended by Master Blender Richard Paterson, Dalmore 62 is a collector's delight.
6) Old Vatted Glenlivet
Distilled in the 19th century, the Old Vatted Glenlivet, is considered to be one of the oldest whiskies in the world. This whisky is treasured and how - a single drop is added to an exclusive collection of Swiss watches - The LoiusMoinet. If this isn't whisky at its finest, we don't know what is!
7) Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky
This is the oldest whisky on our list and is 150 years old. Distilled at the Glenavon distillery, it is truly a rare bottle of malt. A single 14-ounce bottle was sold to an anonymous bidder for a whopping £14,850. The rare malt is surely a luxury and a priceless possession.
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