Scotchy scotch scotch and vinyl: Linn builds a $50K whiskey-inspired turntable

If the lure of a good scotch being sipped while you’re listening to your favourite record is too much to handle, there may be a record player with your name on it, just make sure you wallet isn’t scared of big numbers.

HiFi manufacturer Linn has teamed up with a name known less for its sound equipment and more for the liquids it crafts, working with Highland Park distillery to come up with something truly unique: a turntable built from solid oak whiskey casks.

It comes with one of those neat little trivia pieces you’ll be able to inform guests with — “you see that turntable over there, the one playing Miles Davis on it, well that made that fine whiskey you’re actually sipping” — as the Limited Edition Sondek LP12 Turntable is based on a culinary item removed from time and rebuilt to service the needs of those who love music.

“Working with Linn and helping to produce such a special version of their iconic Sondek LP12 Turntable is a great honour,” said Gerry Tosh, Global Marketing Manager for Highland Park.

“Not only have we helped create a great looking piece of kit, the density of our hand selected, Spanish oak casks has also added to the already impressive sound quality.”

The record player isn’t just a cool collaboration, as it also celebrates the birthday of Linn and its Sondek LP12 turntable, which came to life 40 years ago. In fact, the turntable will also come with a special bottle of the Scotch made by Highland Park.

Of course, vinyl and drinking yourself some scotchy scotch scotch doesn’t come without shelling out some cashy cash cash, and for this one, you’ll have to fork out $51,295, as this special edition turntable is just that — special — and there are only so many whiskey casks that can be sacrificed for the honour of being turned into a lovely record player.

If you do happen to have the cashy cash cash and need this pronto, Advance Audio has the info for you and where you can find this lovely piece of kit.