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Why this whisky costs $38,000 a bottle - #Whisky #Luxury

Why this whisky costs $38,000 a bottle - #Whisky #Luxury

Each bottle of the Balvenie Fifty is marked with a unique number, and comes in a case made with 46 rings of different wood. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) In 1963, whisky makers at a distillery in Scotland filled up a cask and sealed it with the knowledge it would not be opened again for 50 years. Its contents have been watched over for the last half century by David Stewart, a highly respected whisky master for Scotland's Balvenie distillery. The cask was recently opened and bottled, and its contents are now available for purchase. A limited number of Balvenie Fifty bottles exist, and come with a suggested retail price of $38,000. "It's spicy," said Stewart, as he swirled a taste of it in his glass and breathed it in. "There's ginger, nutmeg, dried fruits and dates." His nose knows, and he's spent his life mostly smelling whisky rather than tasting it. Smell is a vital part of his j...

Full article: http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/24/luxury/expensive-whisky/i...

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