If you’re planning to buy rare whiskey, you’ll need to be prepared to spend some serious money. Most of the whiskies listed among the rarest in the world cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. So, when the six-figure price tag doesn’t deter you, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the most value for your money. Choose a bottle that’s going to make a big difference in your collection of special drinks.
Start by examining the whiskey’s age. Something that’s 50 or 60 years old will probably be pretty rare, especially if it isn’t being made today. Many rare and outstanding bottles are also a bit younger, and can be selected if they’re just 20 or 30 years old.
You’ll need to talk with distributors and fellow collectors. It’s a small circle that understands the true value and measure of rare whiskey.