Is This The Rarest Scotch Whisky in The World?

Is This The Rarest Scotch Whisky in The World?
November 22, 2017 Man of Many

Is This The Rarest Scotch Whisky in The World?

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Every avid scotch drinker is in search of a rarer scotch than the next—sort of like stamps, except not nerdy and much more fulfilling (and delicious) when you find it. And there are a lot of rare whiskys out there, sure, but not all them totally turn out, because both rare and magnificent is especially hard to come by – age and obscurity isn’t a guarantee of quality. That’s what makes the Private Collection Glenlivet 1943 by Gordon & Macphail so remarkable: it’s magnificent scotch that exudes both rarity and flavour, exemplified.

During the height of the second world war in 1943, this whisky was casked in Scotland, when only a few distilleries were even in operation. Over the next seventy years the cask rested, for the first twenty-four at its original home and then for the next 46 at the Gordon & Macphail warehouse in Elgin. In 2013 the scotch was finally bottled as the Private Glenlivet 1943 by Gordon & Macphail, and is already widely considered to be one of the most aromatic and incredible scotch whiskys ever produced. There are notes of caramel, coffee, milk, chocolate and burnt orange and a long, lingering depth of flavors.

But beyond the taste and incredibly designed decanter and box that it comes in, the 1943 is incredibly rare – just 40 units available globally, at an estimated cost of US$40,000 a pop. Yikes.

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