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The Best Limited-Edition Whiskies in the World

15th May 2019 // By Emma Reynolds

Whisky collector or spirit connoisseur, there’s nothing more tempting and exciting than getting your hands on an ultra-rare bottle of limited-edition whisky. From Kentucky bourbon to single malt Scotch whisky, read on for some of the rarest and most limited-edition bottles on Earth.

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The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967

$25,000

The Glenlivet’s third Winchester release is a 50-year-old expression first laid down by Robert Arthur in 1967. Limited to only 150 bottles, this expression combines malts from several rare oak casks (the youngest being 1967). The bottle’s contents were aged in rare American oak casks and was distilled by its namesake, The Glenlivet master distiller, Alan Winchester. This Speyside single malt has notes of apricot jam, ripe peaches and toasted almonds, and its texture is velvety and sweet. Not only is this ultra-precious liquid nearly $500 per glass, the box and bottle were designed in collaboration with award-winning British designer Bethan Gray to reflect the rolling hills of Speyside in Scotland where Glenlivet’s distillery has lived since 1824. Sipping on this expression is like tasting a small slice of history. theglenlivet.com 

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old

$300

Produced in extremely limited quantities, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 22-Year-Old from Stitzel-Weller Distillery re-released its 22-Year-Old expression in celebration of the distillery’s 84th anniversary. The award-winning bourbon will be available in 12 states and blends smoky, spicy and sweet flavor profiles. This bourbon is the pinnacle of Kentucky distilling craftsmanship and has garnered a cult-like following for its rarity and flavor. It’s so rare that the company won’t provide customers information on where it can be found, but it will be available in California, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Washington DC, Tennessee, Virginia, New York and Colorado. Don’t let its price fool you: It may not cost as much as, say, a rare Scotch whisky, but it sure is limited. bladeandbowwhiskey.com