Most of you are probably younger than this whisky. At HK$395,000 a bottle, Private Collection Glenlivet 1943, by Scotch whisky maker Gordon & MacPhail, is one of the world’s rarest and oldest malt whiskies.
The whisky was matured in a first-fill Sherry hogshead for 70 years. A full, fresh flavour of dark chocolate, oranges and oakiness intermingles with treacle and licorice and culminates with a subtle, ashy smokiness and an incredibly long finish.
The second world war whisky is limited to only 40 decanters worldwide, nine of which are available in Asia – mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Japan.
Each comes with a commemorative book, written by whisky author Johnny McCormick. Each decanter is individually numbered with a certificate of authenticity signed by Stephen Rankin, the brand’s UK sales director and the fourth generation of the Urquhart family.