For individuals who appreciate expensive liquor, there is a wide array of options to choose from worldwide. For South Africans who enjoy expensive drinks, it may be of interest for them to know which brand is the most expensive whiskey in South Africa. While much has been said about some of the most expensive drink one can get globally, not much has been said about specific drinks and their hefty price tags.
The most expensive whiskey in South Africa is Chivas Royal Salute’s “Tribute to Honor.”
It is essentially a blend of the rarest and most opulent whiskies from the “archive of liquid history of the Strathisla distillery, the oldest continuously operating distillery in Scotland”.
This whiskey was created by Royal Salute and was established by Chivas Regal in 1953 as a tribute to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Why is this the most expensive whiskey in South Africa?
Only 21 bottles of the whiskey have been produced – each costing R2.7 million.
Yes, this jaw-dropping price tag is actually real – and this is why.
The bottles are not made of glass, but rather black porcelain with a coat of arms in relief. Each bottle was also decorated with more than 22 carats of black and white diamonds. The design also features 3 symbols of Scottish power: The Sceptre, the Sword and the Crown.
Diamonds encrust the enclosure of the bottle. So not only are you paying for the drink inside but the craftsmanship that went into the design of each bottle. If you thought buying a bottle for a couple of thousands of rands was opulent- think again.
The “Tribute to Honor” bottle owns the crown of the most expensive whiskey in South Africa mainly due to its stylish design as well as the actual blend of the rarest whiskies.