Expensive Whiskies: A Cask Of Single Malt Worth 3 Cr

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Gone are the days when rich men flaunted their most expensive collection of yachts, designer wear, trophies, cars etc, now, it is the time to own a personalized cask of single malt. Expensive single malt whisky brands like Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Dalmore, Highland Park or Macallan are more looked upon.

The rarest whisky range is the 'stand up and be counted' luxuries. Owning a vintage and rare whiskies dating back as far as 1900s itself is a connoisseur to flaunt. Personalized single malt whiskies are matured in traditional oak casks for decades and is then selected by the malt master for private vintages.

These single malt whisky brands are unimaginably priced. The range starts at Rs 50 Lakh (INR) and goes upto Rs 3 Cr.

Recently, a Japanese single malt whiskey was sold at hi end stores for $12,892. Distilled at Suntory Holdings Ltd, 'The Yamazaki' was a 50-yr-old single malt cask. The reddish single malt was launched as limited edition (150 bottles only).

It was said to be the rarest whiskies of the world as if was fermented in the oak barrels that have the character of fragrant wood Chara. Sold in 700 milliliters, 'The Yamazaki' was available in terms of first come first serve basis.

And this isn't the first time that the Japanese distillery sold the expensive single malt whisky. Earlier, in 2005 and 2007, it sold the rare collection in just 48 hours.

All in all, owning such expensive single malt whisky has become the new trend for multi millionaires to show-off and pridely accept the fact that they have redefined luxury.

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Story first published: Thursday, January 5, 2012, 12:55 [IST]
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