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The 10 Most Expensive Bourbon Whiskies, Ranked

Whiskey Bourbon is designed to be enjoyed slowly, allowing the aroma and flavors to tantalize all your senses. Considered to be one of the finer alcoholic beverage choices, bottles of whiskey bourbon can be costly, especially if you’re venturing into the reserved, flavored, and aged bottles. Perfectly fermented and distilled options line the shelves of every liquor store, waiting for the next person who will indulge in their glory. While not everyone can afford to regularly purchase these expensive bottles, there remains a strong market for this smooth, carefully aged oaky drink.

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Whether you’re able to afford purchasing some of these bottles regularly, or just looking for a fine, expensive bottle to mark a special life moment, we’ve accumulated a list of whiskey bourbons you won’t want to miss. Join us as we journey through the 10 Most Expensive Whiskey Bourbons.

10 $1339.00 Michter’s 20 Years Old Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey, Kentucky, USA

This Bourbon bottle has been aged for 2o long years and is bottle at 114.2 proof. The dark amber color of this drink leaves a thick coat on the glass, and is a smooth-slider with every sip. Only a small number of these bottles are made each year, making them even more rare and ultimately, even more valuable. This single barrel bourbon won’t disappoint, if you have $1339 to spend on it!

9 $1,343 Old Rip Van Winkle ‘Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve’ 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This bourbon flies off the shelves in spite of the huge price tag. It’s uniquely different from other brands as it is aged in charred oak barrels with the use of wheat rather than rye.

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Famous chefs David Chang and the late Anthony Bourdain are among the fans who just can’t get enough of this smooth, refine flavor. If money wasn’t an issue, this would certainly be a great bottle to stock up on.

8 $1,347 Willett Distillery Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel 22 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey

If you enjoy the finer things in life, and whiskey bourbon is enjoyable to your palette, this Willett bottle will not disappoint. This spicey drink has hints of citrus in it, as well as a touch of vanilla.

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This expensive bottle will set you back $1347 and is best-served neat, paired with a protein-based meal. Better yet - without food, just a very expensive cigar, this drink, and a quiet room in which we can indulge!

7 $1,748 John E. Fitzgerald Very Special 20 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This is a full-bodied heavier whiskey which is toffee and cocoa flavored. It contains syrup and dried corn flavors which may not sound appealing, but actually mesh quite well together, making this a relaxing, enjoyable and very smooth drink.

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The debate remains, cubes or no cubes – we’ll let you decide what your palette craves, but the true whiskey lovers would likely insist on drinking this neat, to fully experience all the flavors that this bottle has to offer.

6 $1,924 Old Rip Van Winkle ‘Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve’ 20 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon

We have high expectations of any whiskey that is aged for 20 years, and this bottle definitely does not disappoint. Worth every penny of your $1924 investment, this whiskey bourbon combines hints of citrus, dried fruits, and vanilla, making it the perfect blend of sweet and oaky heaven.

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We can see why it won the Double Gold Medal, among other prestigious awards, and we’re quite prepared to pay the big price that this bottle demands, as the flavor is just too smooth to resist.

5 $2,794 Old Rip Van Winkle ‘Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve’ 23 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This rare and carefully aged 23-year-old bottle of whiskey is the definition of perfection. We’d be offended to see an ice cube floating anywhere near this impeccable drink. Perfected hints of oak and sweet vanilla dance along your tongue as the flavors swirl with the hint of spice. This bottle is a Trophy Finalist of the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and is well worth the investment of $2794.

4 $2,892 A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This perfectly curated 91.6 proof whiskey is a fine mixture of vanilla, toffee, oak, and caramel. There’s a pleasant yet subtle hint of spice that creeps up on your palette after the first swig.

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This bottle carries a hefty price tag of $2,892 and is aged for 16 years. Those who can afford it, won’t regret it, and those who can’t, can always dream…

3 Old Fitzgerald Very Old 8 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey – $3,146

The Old Fitzerald Very Old 8 Year blend is where sweet and spicey meet and collide. This is a very rare bottle which is not easy to locate, so if you do happen to find it on a shelf or have access to a special order, we suggest you stock up. That is, if you can afford to. The cost of one bottle is $3146, which fans and critics alike will argue as being a worthy investment.

2 $3,103 Parker’s Heritage Collection 2nd Edition 27 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

Carrying with it the patience of a 27 year distilling process, this amber hued bottle of perfection has a scent that is every bit as delicious as its flavor.

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Meant to be savored and sipped slowly, this drink will leave you craving more after every sip. You’ll have to be careful though – this bottle will set you back $3103.

1 $3,146 Michter’s 20 Years Old Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

This Bourbon bottle has been aged for 2o long years and is bottle at 114.2 proof. The dark amber colour of this drink leaves a thick coat on the glass, and is a smooth-slider with every sip. Only a small number of these bottles are made each year, making them even more rare and ultimately, even more valuable. This single barrel bourbon won’t disappoint, if you have $1339 to spend on it!

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