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Where to Find a $64,000 Glass of Whisky in L.A.

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Back in November 2010, a Lalique crystal decanter full of Macallan’s 64 year-old whisky sold at a Sootheby's auction for $460,000, setting what has just been deemed a Guiness World Record for the world's most expensive whisky. (Hard to believe there was actually a debate over that one, huh?) One hundred percent of the proceeds benefitted charity: water, an organization that provides access to safe drinking water to developing nations.

The single malt was the oldest and rarest bottled by the distillery, and it's now available at the Ten Pound restaurant at the Montage Beverly Hills for a mere $64,000 a dram. If anyone actually has that kind of cash to spare, I know a hard working freelancer who could really use a new vehicle. Just sayin'.