The auction house Christie’s sold a bottle of whisky last year for more than US$1.5 million – more than seven times as much as the average American house.
In fact, it even broke a world record for the most expensive Scotch to ever be auctioned off.
Nearly US$3.3 million of the auction house’s total sales during 2018 came from only 10 high-valued lots involving bottles of alcohol.
Check out the most expensive wines and spirits that Christie’s sold globally in 2018, ranked in ascending order.
10. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Montrachet 1986 – US$120,960
A dozen bottles of this French white wine were sold for US$120,960 as part of the auctioneer’s most successful London wine sale in 20 years.
9. Chateau Latour 1945 – US$135,600
One wine aficionado took home a rare case of Chateau Latour red wine for US$135,600 at the Christie’s auction held in May in Geneva, Switzerland.
8. Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux 1999 – US$136,955
Selling for US$136,955, this case of Cros Parantoux – produced in the heart of France’s Burgundy wine region – was the top lot at the Christie’s Hong Kong wine sale last autumn.
7. Springbank 1919, 50 Year Old – US$166,320
The highest-valued single bottles of all Christie’s 2018 wine and spirits sales were rare and antique whiskies, including this US$166,320, Campbeltown 50-year-old single malt that once held a Guinness World Record for the being the most expensive in the world.
6. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee-Conti 1988 – US$166,320
Wines from the Burgundy region are made from grapes that have been grown in unique soil that helps give them an earthy flavour unlike any other, and that is in part why this case of six sold for US$166,320.
5. The Yamazaki 50 Year Old – US$181,440
According to the watches and spirits review site Bexsonn, this Japanese whisky, which Christie’s sold for US$181,440, is “one of the oldest, rarest and most singular expressions of Japanese spirit in existence”.
4. The Macallan 50 Year Old in Lalique – US$181,440
Sold for US$181,440, this incredibly rare single malt was aged in a sherry-seasoned oak cask from Spain.
3. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee-Conti 1988 – US$332,640
On the same day Christie’s sold a six-bottle lot of this luxurious wine in London, the auctioneer sold a 12-bottle case for twice the price, US$332,640.
2. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee-Conti 1988 – US$362,880
Although the same quantity of the wine sold for about US$30,000 less only eight months before, this 12-bottle lot of Romanee-Conti sold for US$362,880 in November.
1. The Macallan 1926 60 Year Old – US$1,512,000
The most expensive spirit sold by Christie’s in 2018 was a single bottle of whisky that sold for more than four times as much as the second most expensive lot, topping the list with a price of US$1,512,000. The extremely rare collectable spent 60 years maturing in former sherry casks before being transferred to a bottle that was hand-painted by Irish artist Michael Dillon.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider .