A good whiskey isn’t just a motivation to an aficionado’s taste, but at times define luxury too. In the recent times, high-end whiskeys have been getting much attention and notability. Wine and whiskey lovers are keeping an eye on expensive bottles available in the market. Recently, the most expensive whiskey bottle in the world which costs $1.1 million was sold. This was is an extremely rare 1926 Macallan scotch. The collectors also gobbled up the most expensive Japanese whiskey Yamakazi single malt which is priced at $300,000.
Sellers are now making a comeback with the blockbuster sale of the five most expensive bottles ever sold. A bottle of 1945 Romanee-Conti has been sold recently for an unheard amount of $558,000 at Sotheby’s auction in New York. While the estimate of the auction house was $32,000.
The whiskey is highly desired, as only 600 bottles of it were made in 1945. This is more commonly known as a red Burgundy from Cote de Nuits.
On Sotheby’s auction site, this was written:
“The best bottles are so concentrated and exotic, with seemingly everlasting power—a wine at peace with itself.”
The head of Sotheby’s international wine department Serena Sutcliffe defined the wine to be ‘rare and wonderful’. Another rare wine bottle of Romanee Conti from 1945 was sold for $496,000. The bottle was ‘scuffed, torn, and had partially missing labels’. Other three bottles were sold for $310,000 each. These bottles were just estimated to be valued for $40,000. Previously, a bottle of Cheval-Blanc (1947) held the record of world’s most expensive wine. It was sold for $304,375 in Geneva.