This 60-year-old single malt whisky is one of the rarest and most expensive bottles in the world

A $40,000 bottle of single malt whisky has turned a Saskatchewan town’s liquor store into a destination for scotch collectors and connoisseurs. The 60-year-old single malt whisky is one of the rarest and most expensive bottles in the world, originating in Scotland’s Tullibardine distillery.

In Good Spirits Liquor Company in Outlook, Sask., has the province’s only bottle of Tullibardine 1952 available for sale.

Only 70 bottles were made of the beverage originating in the Scottish Highlands. The first 25 bottles were pre-sold by the time the scotch was bottled in 2012, according to Curtis Andrew, co-owner and manager at the Outlook store.

“The longer it sits on the shelf, the more it’s worth,” Andrew said.

The whisky comes in a decanter set complete with a burl walnut box and Baccarat crystal – often considered the most luxurious brand of crystal.

Andrew’s company purchased the bottle in October as part of a marketing strategy to increase foot traffic. Now, people visit the liquor store in the 1800-person town simply to see the bottle.

“People stop in and want to see the whisky, see this beautiful bottle and they might choose to buy a bottle of wine when they’re in the store,” Andrew said.

Most people purchasing a Tullibardine 1952 won’t pour a drink from the bottle.

Instead, the set comes with a gold key, which gives the owner access to a private locker at the Tullibardine distillery. Inside the locker sits a piece of the framed cask used to create the whisky.

Then, the owner visits a private room for a taste of a Tullibardine 1952.


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