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If you’re a whiskey lover, you likely already enjoy the great taste of Macallan’s premium scotches. As fans of their fine spirits, we recently found ourselves wondering about the most expensive bottles of Macallan that money can buy. Sure, the bottles you pick up at your local liquor store are tasty in their own right, but how about those bottles that occupy the highest possible top shelves? Let’s see what Macallan has in store for consumers with the financial means to purchase their very best.
The Macallan Exceptional Single Cask
Macallan’s most expensive scotch is the Exceptional Single Cask Number 2017/ESB-2339/06, which is aged for 22 years. This particular spirit is matured in European oak sherry hogsheads, and has an exquisite array of flavors. With this Exceptional Single Cask scotch, you’ll enjoy notes of baking spices, strawberry jam, and fruitcake. A 750 ml bottle of this scotch will set you back $10,799.99, and can be purchased here.
The Macallan M Decanter Single Malt Scotch
Next up is the M Decanter Single Malt, which is the most expensive scotch offered by Macallan other than the Exceptional Single Cask line. This particular scotch starts with notes of dried fruits, along with vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and oak. The palate provides smoky wood tones, and the finish brings it all home with raisins and sultana grapes. You can order a bottle of your own right here for $9,499.99.
The Macallan 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
This scotch spends at least 25 years maturing in oak casks, which naturally results in a bold spectrum of flavors throughout each sip. If you like notes of cloves and nutmeg, this is the scotch for you! The 25 Year Old Single Malt is one of Macallan’s most balanced flavor profiles, and it comes in an elegant crystal decanter. Order a bottle of your own today for $9,499.99 at this link.
The Macallan 18 Year Old Distilled in 1976
This outstanding Macallan 18 Year Old scotch was bottled for consumers in the United Kingdom in 1994, and is still considered to be one of the finest bottles ever produced by Macallan. Matured in sherry casks, this scotch has delicious notes of white grapes that continue to please the taste buds of scotch connoisseurs around the world. This scotch is quickly becoming quite rare, but you can still purchase a bottle for $8,499.99.
The Macallan 1962 Campbell, Hope, and King Rinaldi Import
Here’s a fun fact: a bottle of this very same Macallan 1962 Campbell, Hope, and King was featured in the James Bond movie “Skyfall.” Who doesn’t want to drink the same scotch Bond drinks (when he’s not drinking martinis, that is)? This scotch was aged for 17 years in sherry casks, then imported to Italy by Fratelli Rinaldi. Due to the classic appearance of this bottle, the 1962 Campbell, Hope, and King is a popular collector’s item for fans of fine scotch. Get a bottle of your own right here for $8,499.99.
The Macallan 18 Year Old Distilled in 1974
Finally, we set our sights on a bottle of Macallan 18 Year Old, which is two years older than the 1976 bottle we discussed earlier. This particular vintage is known for its rich and sweet flavors that make it one of the most sought-after bottles in the scotch world. Like the 1976, the 1974 comes in one of Macallan’s most timeless boxes, making it a perfect item to keep on display. If you would like a bottle to call your own, you can pick one up here for $8,499.99. ■