One of the world’s most expensive bottles of scotch is going on sale at the annual Premium Spirits Release at the 39th and Cambie Signature BC Liquor Store on November 1, 2014. A Macallan 62-year-old scotch in a Lalique crystal decanter will be available for a mere $25,000.
The Macallan Lalique 62-year-old scotch is described to have a palate of “rich dried fruits, with raisin strongly to the fore. Viscous layers of sweet ginger, figs and cigar leaf, before the oak emerges, polished yet showing the complexity of age.”
On Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, customers will be able to choose from more than 85 new, classic and ultra-rare products to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
This year’s release is chock-full of whiskies from around the world – from Kentucky bourbons, such as Pappy Van Winkle, to premium Irish, Canadian and Japanese whiskies and award-winning collectible scotches, such as the Lagavulin 37-year-old. An exclusive single cask of BenRiach 1998 – hand-selected by BC Liquor Stores spirit experts – will be included in the release. The event also includes cognacs from Courvoisier and a small-batch tequila from Herradura.
There are many premium products in the $50 to $100 range, but the pièce de résistance this year is a Macallan 62-year-old scotch in a Lalique crystal decanter, retailing for $25,000 and one of only 400 bottles produced worldwide.
A tasting with Dan Volway, brand ambassador for Macallan, Highland Park and Famous Grouse, will take place at the 39th and Cambie BC Liquor Store at 9:30 a.m on Nov. 1, 2014. Full details on spirit-tasting events can be found here: www.bcliquorstores.com/event