Johnnie Walker Makes a $200,000 Whiskey

According to Wine Searcher, you can get your hands on the latest ultra-premium Scotch for just $200,000. Johnnie Walker’s Diamond Jubilee Scotch was released to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th jubilee, and comes in a “diamond-shaped crystal decanter made by Baccarat, with a silver collar set with a half-carat diamond.” It also comes with a couple of stunningly engraved crystal glasses. The whiskey itself was made in 1952, and has aged in an English oak cask since 1952. It is a blend of “malt whiskies from the Speyside and the North Highland regions.” Only 60 bottles were produced, and there are only 25 left. The profits will be donated to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

Although Johnnie Walker’s Diamond Jubilee is exorbitantly expensive for plebeians like you and me, it is not the most pricey whiskey to go on sale in recent years. In 2010, a bottle of 64-year-old Macallan single malt sold for $460,000, whereas a six-liter decanter of Macallan M went for $628,205 earlier this year. 

Diageo reports a significant resurgence in demand for luxury liquors. In light of whiskey’s popularity and the subsequent shortage, Jack Daniel’s has invented an interesting solution for those seeking to secure a supply of Tennessee whiskey. For about $10,000, customers can buy a barrel of its product, which will produce between 240 to 260 bottles—and that’s a better deal than $200,000. [Wine Searcher] [Photo: Flickr/55Laney69]