There's aged whiskey, and then there's the Glenlivet 70 Year Old Whiskey (£13,000; roughly $21,000). The second release in Gordon & MacPhail's Generations range, this rare spirit was distilled on February 3, 1940, and comes in a gorgeous tear-shaped, hand-blown crystal decanter, with a silver stopper and base, and a handmade box crafted from Scottish Elm. If you want some, you'd best hurry — only 100 bottles were made. [Thanks, Adam]
Normally single malt scotch comes in an understated bottle. That's definitely not the case with Highland Park 50 Year Old (£10,500; roughly $16,800) arrives inside a hand-carved oak box, with a Sterling silver porthole to tease at the unique handmade bottle inside, which itself is encased in an intricate weave of Sterling silver. Oh sure, the 44.8 percent alcohol whisky inside is extremely limited — only 275 bottles are being made — and it's part of five refill oak casks distilled in 1960, but if you're spending that much on booze, you probably don't even care.
Sure, when most people think of Whiskey, Bourbon, or Moonshine, they think of Kentucky and other similarly southern states — but that doesn't mean those damn Yankees can't get in on the fun. Given its license on April 14 of this year, Kings County Distillery, makers of Whiskey, Bourbon & Moonshine ($20), is New York City's only operating whiskey distillery, and the first since before prohibition. Currently available from select spots in Brooklyn and Manhattan, those of us outside the greater Gotham area will just have to rely on good ol' Astor Wines and Spirits.