A Scotch whisky is indeed a gentleman’s drink. From British leader Winston Churchill to American writer Mark Twain and Hollywood legend Clarke Gable, men across continents and generations have enjoyed drinking this precious liquid, especially if it has been aged well in oak barrels. The longer, the better.
For a whisky to be considered Scotch, the distilled alcoholic drink must (aside from originating in Scotland, of course) be aged for at least three years before it is bottled for consumption. The Scotch whisky has different sub-types, and the differences in their distillation processes strongly influence connoisseurs to prefer one over the other.
One of the most famous malts in the world, the single malt Scotch whisky, is basically a mix of whiskies that come from the same distillery. The Glenlivet is the oldest legal distillery near Ballindalloch in Moray, Scotland that produces perhaps one of the smoothest, and most robust and full-bodied single malt Scotch whiskies since 1824. Owned by Pernod Ricard, The Glenlivet pays close attention to the smallest detail in making this spirit. Believing that sherry casks and certain types of wooden barrels tend to break down the rougher flavours of the alcohol, the Speyside distillery is also known for offering some of the most luxurious bottles in the world.
So how much are we really talking about here? To give you an idea, we’ve ranked the most expensive The Glenlivet whiskies ever produced or sold in Malaysia.