Shot of whisky, anyone? That’ll be £1,000

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Rare chance: the Dark Spirits Bar is selling shots from one of only three bottles of Karuizawa whisky left in the world
Rare chance: the Dark Spirits Bar is selling shots from one of only three bottles of Karuizawa whisky left in the world
A bar is selling a whisky so rare it costs almost £1,000 for a single measure.

The Dark Spirits Bar in the basement of the Liverpool Gin Distillery, is now the only bar in the world where people can buy Karuizawa 1981 Noh Single Cask (56.5% ABV).

The 35-year-old vintage whisky, of which there are only three bottles of the Japanese whisky left in the world, will set punters back at the bar an eye-watering £995 per 25ml shot.

Liverpool Gin Distillery and Dark Spirits Bar general manager Hasan Sadrhashemi told of his excitement in stocking the sought-after tipple.

One bottle for public consumption

“There are only three bottles of Karuizawa 1981 in the UK – two have been bought by private investors and the only one available behind the bar for the public is to try with us,” he boasted.

“This shows how serious we are about providing a unique experience and venue for consumers and we’ll continue sourcing the rarest whiskies and rums from around the globe to create a truly special destination for fans of dark spirits.”

With Liverpool historically a famous port for alcohol imports, Sadrhashemi explained that the Dark Spirits Bar has more than 150 whiskies and rums from across the world to try – making its offering the “most diverse and exciting” in the country.

Expansive category

He concluded: “Particularly in Liverpool, with gin being so in vogue, there’s been a lack of bars that focus on a premium dark spirit experience.

“However, there’s a lot of connoisseurs out there that want to be able to explore what this expansive category has to offer, especially in such a welcoming and relaxing environment.”

The rare Karuizawa whisky isn’t the only expensive drink on the menu – the bar also sells a 40-year-old Dalmore Astrum, which sets customers back £600 per 25ml measure.

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