As you may have noticed, Australia has a booming craft beer scene and an ever-growing number of wineries. However, we aren't known for our distilleries—unless you count rum. But even so, if you're looking to spend some major coin on some booze in this country, there are plenty of options that will get your head spinning (in the best possible way). Here are just a few of them:
Macallan Lalique 64 Year Old
The Macallan Lalique 64 Year Old is an extremely rare and expensive bottle of Scotch, with only 264 bottles ever produced. The whisky was distilled in 1926 and purchased by a French insurance company. It was later bought by Lalique, who handcrafted the crystal decanter it now resides in.
This bottle will set you back over $10 million—but if you’re looking for something slightly more affordable, check out our list below:
Glenfiddich 1964 Vintage Malt Scotch Whisky
This version of the Glenfiddich distillery's whisky, released in 1964 and limited to 1,964 bottles, is the most expensive bottle of alcohol in Australia. It was bottled from spirits distilled at their oldest distillery (Glenfiddich was founded in 1887) and includes whisky from their first year of official release of whisky. The bottle has a gold plaque on its neck engraved with its number: #1496.
Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Dalmore 62 Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
This single malt whisky is a blend of several different whiskies, each aged for more than 50 years in American oak casks. It’s bottled at a strength of 62.2% alcohol by volume, making it the strongest Scotch whisky currently available on the market. The distillery has won numerous awards over the years, including an award from Jim Murray’s World Whiskies Awards 2018 for Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky (which they have now won three times). If you have $10,000 to spare and want to treat yourself to something special, this drink might be worth investing in!
Dom Perignon Rose Gold
Of course, you could always opt for a bottle of Dom Perignon Rose Gold. This beauty has been described as “the most expensive champagne in the world” by Forbes magazine. It's made up of 98% Pinot Noir grapes and 2% Chardonnay grapes, and it comes with a price tag of $1,400 (plus shipping).
Dom Perignon Rose Gold is available from The Cellar Door online wine store or from any retailer that stocks Dom Perignon products.
This champagne has an alcohol content of 12%. That makes it around twice as strong as standard champagne, which tends to have an ABV around 7%.
Abundance IV Napoleon Cognac
Abundance IV Napoleon Cognac is one of the oldest cognacs in existence, made in 1811 during the Napoleonic Wars. It was named after the famous battle of Austerlitz, which took place in Austria that year. The bottle itself is a crystal decanter that was handmade by French master glass blowers and has a platinum neckband engraved with “Austerlitz” in Russian gold lettering. The contents were distilled from two barrels of Grande Champagne grapes from Château de Fieuzal.
The most expensive bottle on our list comes from Australia's oldest wine estate: Brancott Estate Vineyards & Winery. This wine is made using Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown on their own vineyard near the city of Marlborough on New Zealand’s South Island. The grapes are then pressed before being fermented into an off-dry white wine with aromas that include passionfruit and gooseberry notes with citrus undertones like lemon peel or grapefruit pith; it also has flavors similar to raspberry & strawberry tartlets or orange marmalade spread thinly over toast points drizzled with honeycomb syrup & fresh mint leaves (but we don't think you should eat this one).
Penfold's Ampoule Collection
Penfolds Ampoule Collection
The Penfold's Ampoule Collection is a set of three bottles of wine, all from the same vintage and each numbered and signed by Peter Gago. All three are different blends: one has Cabernet Sauvignon as its main grape, one is made with Shiraz grapes and another with Merlot grapes. The price for this trio? You guessed it—$140,000.
If you have money to burn, these bottles of booze are some of the most expensive in Australia.
The most expensive bottles of alcohol in Australia are:
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 2008
Chateau Petrus 1990
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992
These bottles aren't the most expensive in Australia, but if you have money to burn and want to spend it on some wine or whiskey, these are some of the best choices out there. The most expensive booze in the world is a $1.5 million bottle of wine from Bordeaux that's been aging since 1787!
If you’re looking for an exciting gift or something to add to your collection of rare liquor, these bottles are a great place to start. They are also a great way to impress your friends and family with your taste in high-end alcohol. But remember: if it’s too good to be true, it probably is! If you want some really expensive booze, make sure that it comes from a reputable source (and has been stored properly).
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