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Wood, fire and metal: How fine whiskey gets its flavor
"There's something elemental about making casks -- there's a romance to it," said David Cox, former director of fine and rare whiskeys for The Macallan, a single malt distillery that has produced rare whiskeys since 1824.
Most Expensive Irish Whiskey Midleton Very Rare Price: $139 The name does not lie--this is Ireland's most exclusive, and rare, whiskey. It is made from a blend of whiskies between 12 and 25 years old, from just a handful of carefully selected bourbon casks. Each bottle is numbered, and there is a distinct difference from one year's blend to the next. My Grandpa was a fan.