Bourbon Scotch By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / September 16, 2014 There is no doubt the topic of collecting high end Scotch and bourbon as an investment tool continues to be a hot item of discussion and debate both in the mainstream media and among whisky connoisseurs. One thing to consider is how this might be impacted if Scotland becomes an independent nation. Whatever the outcome, it is at least an item you can drink and enjoy should the market fall out underneath, whereas it is hard to gnaw on a bar of gold! Two £30,000 bottles of whisky. If you are wanting to taste bourbon history, a 100+ year old bottle of bourbon will be open for expensive tastes in Louisville, Kentucky later this year. One Los Angeles entrepreneur is going another expensive single whiskey shot route, buying a $64,000 dram of Macallan 64 year single-malt whiskey to benefit Liberty in North Korea, a non-profit working with the North Korean people to accelerate change in their country. He says he won’t drink it until “the North Korean people are free.” These expensive shots of whiskey have you wanting your own bottle of high end Scotch? A planned whisky sale in Edinburgh at the beginning of October is where you will want to be as, among other offerings, the auctioneers will have on the block two 60+ year old expressions expected to fetch at least $32,000+ each. Yet more advice on whisky collections as investments, both for individuals and also pubs. All this talk of pricey whisky might have you thinking you want to start your own distillery. If you have the right idea, spirits giant Diageo might like to hear from you for a possible investment. Bourbon country continues to grow, both with the opening of the Bulleit Experience as well as plans for an Angel’s Envy aging warehouse project. Like Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey? Want to try your hand at making it? Here’s how. Craft distilling continues to be alive and well Brooklyn, New York courtesy of the likes of the whiskey loving Widow Jane distillery. Read More Whiskey NewsThe Legacy Of Booker's: The Ultimate "Drink It Any Damn Way You Want To" Bourbonimage via Tamara Polajnar/Flickr Get The Macallan® Rare Cask at ReserveBar. Shop now!