The reason wine gets expensive is it changes chemically in the bottle as it ages. Most expensive wines are designed to age and become more interesting. It’s quite an art to know what wine will age well, and impossible to know what it will become.
Distilled liquors don’t age in the bottle; They don’t change at all.
I think it’s crazy to pay big bucks for an old bottle of whisky.
“Distilled liquors dont age in the bottle; They dont change at all.”
The points here are:
1) It was aged for 60 years in a barrel
2) Only 40 bottles were produced
3) This is one of the 40
4) The last time one of these 40 were sold, it fetched 1.2 million pounds.
It’s a rarity thing and a damn good investment.
The rarity of the Macallan 1926 is due to its ageing in the cask for sixty years before bottling. It is not at all clear that most whiskey drinkers would regard the resulting taste as superior.