Friday, June 27, 2008
When the price of the gift isn't important
Following my report about the Bruichladdich Distillery earlier this week, I note with interest that another famous Highland distillery, The Macallan, has a rather special one-of-a-kind offer through Harrods.
For a mere $110,000 or so, you can be the proud owner of this:
The oak case is hand-crafted by Viscount Linley, to give it that aristocratic touch. It contains six bespoke Linley crystal tumblers, a cigar humidor, and six bottles of rare Macallan single malt whisky, of assorted vintages, ranging from seventy-one years old to a mere youngster of thirty-eight.
If the price seems high, bear in mind that The Macallan is one of the rarest and most expensive single malt Scotches in the world, in its older vintages at any rate. In 2005, a bottle - one bottle - of Macallan Fine & Rare 1926 whisky sold for about $72,000. That's a world record - and no, this case doesn't include that particular year in its selection!
So, dear reader, if you'd like to express your appreciation for the taste, discernment and overall excellence of this blog . . . now you know what to buy me! You may be sure I'll drink to your health with it.