Do you enjoy the occasional single malt? Do you like to indulge in the finer things in life? Do you have $45,000 lying around?
Then you might be in for a real treat. An ultra-rare whiskey is coming up for sale in Vancouver and - at around $1,000 or so a sip - it's bound to be something special.
Scotland's esteemed Balvenie distillery is shipping just one bottle of a very special whiskey to Vancouver this month. Balvenie Fifty was first put into cask back in 1963. All told, only 131 bottles were ever produced. And, according to whisky aficionaldos, the taste is unmistakeable: fragrant, floral and boasting hints of honey.
You can find this premium scotch for sale at the Signature Liquor Store on Cambie Street as of January 12th. But expect some competition from fellow conniosseurs. Last year, a $37,000 bottle of Glenfiddich went on sale at the store and was nabbed by a Vancouver man who camped out in the parking lot for 4 days. Another set of 4 vintage whiskies from Scotland's Dalmore distillery was put on sale at the same store last year for $139,000.
According to CBC, Vancouver is internationally known for its discerning whisky fans. Balvenie is sending just 1 bottle of Fifty to all of Canada, and it ended up here 'because of the abundance of single malt drinkers in the province who are looking for high-end products.'
If Balvenie's $45,000 bottle isn't top-shelf enough for you, you might also consider the Dalmore Paterson Collection. Said to be the world's most expensive whisky, it's valued at nearly $2 million and evidently has yet to find a buyer. No word on whether it's coming to a Vancouver liquor store near you any time soon.