Food & Drink | February 3, 2016 9:00 am

How Much for This 50-year-old Scotch? $1,900 … an Ounce

Here’s where to sip it

By The Editors

Not all 50-year-old Scotches were created equal. 

Basically the Cadillac of liquors, the 50-year-old, single malt whisky matured in a European oak sherry hogshead cask at the Balvenie’s distillery in Scotland goes for as much as $50,000 a pop and the supply is limited to 131 bottles.

Here’s access to one of ‘em.

The “impeccably well-rounded” Balvenie Fifty is so in demand that the distillery recently held a lottery to determine who would receive the only bottle being released in Canada. And the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver won.

After paying $45K CAD for the 26-ounce bottle, the whisky is going to be made available at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge beginning on February 12th in one-ounce rations.

The perfect pours of the 45.4% ABV spirit will come in handcrafted, specially numbered, collector’s edition Baccarat crystal glasses and the tastes will cost $2,600 CAD (about $1,900 in U.S. currency).

“This Scotch is in itself a part of history and highlights years of elegant craftsmanship,” said Grant Sceney, the hotel’s head bartender.

If you think you’d want more than a taste and some bang for your buck, the Distillery Style chapter of Balvenie’s DCS Compendium —a collection of five specially selected whiskies from 1968 through 2005 — could be an option.

The peaty price? $50,000.