NEW YORK (TheStreet) – While Wall Street loves to work hard, it also loves to play hard. That often means drinking whisky, which has long been the beverage of choice for Wall Street's elite.
Finance professionals are willing to pay big bucks for the best, according to Heather Greene, author of Whisk(e)y Distilled.
"Wall Street bankers and traders tend to go for the flashiest and the highest price whiskeys even when they may not be worth the expense or to their personal taste," Greene said in an interview.
Ranging in price from around $60 a pop to nearly $2,700 at the high-end, that bottle of whisky shared among bankers to close out a hard day on Wall Street isn't going to come cheap. But when you're stressed and need to relax, sometimes only the best will do.
Here are the top five whiskeys on Wall Street, according to Greene's book.
A 750ML bottle of Suntory Japanese Whisky Yamazaki Malt 12 Yr. will set you back around $60, depending on where you get it. Suntory whisky is known for being featured in Lost in Translation with Bill Murray as an American spokesman for the company.