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The Macallan Has Released a $35K Scotch, Perfect for Thirsty One Percenters

It's 65 years old

The Macallan Peerless Spirit.
The Macallan Peerless Spirit.

Scotch drinkers appreciate a beverage that's been aged for a while, so The Macallan offering up an extremely old — and extremely expensive — luxury. The distillery has released what it's calling "Peerless Spirit, a 65-year-old single malt aged in sherry-seasoned oak casks. How much does whisky that's old enough to collect social security benefits cost? Oh, only a cool $35,000.

The ancient Scotch is part of The Macallan's Six Pillars Collection, which is a partnership with French crystal outlet Lalique. Peerless Spirit comes in a special-edition Lalique decanter, and only 450 have been produced. Its flavor profile includes notes of honey-dipped vanilla, cracked black pepper, cloves, and roasted cocoa beans. Anyone blessed enough to be interested in purchasing a bottle can email the distillery.

"This stunning collection of decanters is the result of two kindred spirits, rooted in a shared passion for craftsmanship, detail, and mastery," The Macallan brand director Raul Gonzalez said in a prepared statement. "This sixth and final release continues to showcase the unwavering commitment of both the masters of Lalique and The Macallan to create beautiful and desirable objets d'art."

What should one pair with scotch that costs as much as a luxury sedan? Perhaps a $90,000 gold-encrusted cake would be the right move.

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