The Ten Most Expensive Scotch Whiskies in the World

These whiskies are "slightly" more expensive than that $40 bottle you splurged on last Friday night.

Scotch whisky is truly a gentleman’s drink. In the most basic terms, Scotch is grain or malt whisky that is made in Scotland. There are five Scotch categories: single grain, single malt, blended malt, blended grain and blended Scotch. To legally be called Scotch whisky, the spirit needs to be aged in oak casks for a minimum of three years. If a bottle of Scotch lists an age-statement, the youngest whisky in the blend needs to be listed even if the blend also contains whiskies that are much older. Scotch is best enjoyed in a dram while sitting in a comfortable easy chair in front of a roaring fire.

You can purchase an extremely tasty bottle of Scotch for around $40. You can also splurge a little more and buy an older bottle for $100-200. The odds are, your average Scotch drinker doesn’t need to drink anything rarer than that to be completely happy. But, if you have the money, you can find bottles of the most expensive Scotch Whisky that range from $17,500 to $6.2 Million (although this one is more about the bottle than the whisky). We found bottles from some of the most well-known distilleries in Scotland, including The Dalmore, The Macallan, Highland Park, Glenfiddich and Isabella’s Islay.

Most Expensive Scotch Whisky in the World

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