Two bottles of the world’s oldest and most exceptionally rare single-malt Scotch whisky are expected to be sold at BC Liquor’s (BCL) flagship location at 39th and Cambie in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 26.
Only 250 bottles of Glenlivet 80-Year-Old Gordon and MacPhail are available in the world and BCL secured bottles 100 and 108.
Originally laid down in a bespoke oak cask by distillers Gordon and MacPhail during the Second World War, the whisky is displayed in a unique decanter designed by internationally acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, with the theme ‘Artistry in Oak’.
The whiskies are priced at $140,000 each (before tax), making them the most expensive bottles ever sold at BCL and will be available for purchase through an in-store draw.
Entries are open between 5 and 8 p.m. with the draw taking place at 8:15 p.m. led by Richard Urquhart, a Gordon and MacPhail family member. Customers looking to buy the whisky must be present at the time of the draw.
And to make sure people don't leave too disappointed or empty-handed, a selection of other Gordon and MacPhail products will be on display and available for purchase during the event. Plus Urquhart will be available to sign the bottles.