Skip to comments.World's oldest malt whisky ($15,000 a bottle) goes on sale
Posted on 03/12/2010 7:10:30 AM PST by envisio
The world's oldest malt whisky - costing up to £10,000 a bottle - went on sale today.
The Mortlach 70-year-old Speyside was sampled by a select group of tasters at a ceremony in Edinburgh Castle.
Bottles of the rare piece of Scotland's 'liquid history' have now hit the market.
Only 54 full-size bottles, costing £10,000 each, and 162 smaller bottles at £2,500 have been made available.
The whisky has been released under Gordon and MacPhail's Generations brand.
It was filled into its cask on October 15 1938 on the order of John Urquhart, the grandfather of the firm's joint managing directors, David and Michael Urquhart.
Exactly 70 years later, the decision was made to empty the cask and bottle its contents. A bottle of Mortlach was piped into Edinburgh Castle today and tasted by guests in the Queen Anne Room.
David and Michael Urquhart today described it as a malt 'without comparison'.
They said: 'This is a very special day for us, one we've literally been anticipating for generations. 'Our family has been in the whisky business for a long time, with each generation building and handing on a lifetime's expertise to the next.
'We believe Mortlach 70 Years Old is a malt without comparison.
'If the reaction of those lucky enough to enjoy a dram today is anything to go by, whisky fans and people wishing to own a unique piece of Scotland's liquid history will be very excited about it.'
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Lots of ice and mixed with some cola, it should be pretty good.
Mixed with cola!!!! you’re a barbarian, philistine, etc. etc. —> welcome to the club :-P
In other words, there is nothing special about it except for the price.
Hmmm, buy a new car or get a bottle of scotch.
I’m still considering...
Given the difference between the 12 and 30 I’ve had, I can only imagine what 70 tastes like.
“”””Lots of ice and mixed with some cola, it should be pretty good.””””
...out of a plastic Solo cup.
Whats the oldest you’ve poured?
New stock for the galley on Nancy’s plane?
IIRC, some cases of whiskey were discovered in Antarctica from the Shackleton expedition. That stuff would be about 40 or 50 years older then.
That was kind of my impression.
Not being the least bit of even a more than the tiniest sip maybe once in 20 years . . . sort of partaker . . .
would it taste any different than paint thinner after all those years?
i.e. would there be ANY interesting flavor? Or is it all hype over the age?
I’m a beer man but I will occasionally dab a little Southern Comfort or VO.
At what point (in years) does the quality actually start to decline?
Once Scotch is taken out of the casks and bottled the aging stops.
Were they bottled? This stuff was aged in the barrel and just recently bottled.
True its older, however it doesn’t age in the bottle!
I wouldn’t pay for it but I bet its exceptional!
From the article::::’The spirit and the wood have inter-reacted beautifully over this long period of time.
‘It’s very exotic-tasting whisky made before the Second World War, but purely from a flavour perspective it is just astonishing, with layers of flavour which you really only get with long maturation.
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