Glenlivet Dubai Duty Free’s 35-year-old single malt. Bowmore 52-year-old single malt with a price tag of £22,300, ‘legendary status’ for the (overly) price. Johnnie Walker ‘highly collectible richest and most indulgent’ yet. Aye rich is the word if you can buy this. 45 year old Ben Nevis by whisky company Cask 88 – now I DO like the art. Glen Moray bucking the trend, simple packaging, great whisky, but bloody good art! Highland Park Year Old, at US$15,000/£13,500 a bottle. What does the liquid actually cost? Arran Brodick Bay one of the “in a tin” releases we are seeing lately.
Now, as to the drams above – just a sample of what crazy stuff is going on out there – which is my favourite drink? And my favourite art? They all have merit in both fields, the Brodick, for going back to the old train and post card days, the boxes; Glenlivet Bowmore Chivas Hi Park – my dad was a carpenter you know, as an angel now I bet he is lookin doon and wishing he was still here to design and build those. The craftsmanship of that Farclas case is amazing. For sheer art I choose Glen Moray, for drinking it has to be the Farclas. Your choices are most probably different to mine, who cares! Whisky like art, is a very personal thing, in the eye & mooth of the beholder.