Tag Archives: old whisky

Comes a time when you can no longer afford to drink a whisky that is as old as you are.

1965 Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky On the island of Islay on the west coast of Scotland, only 114km west of Glasgow there lies The Bowmore distillery, Scotland’s oldest distillery which dates back to 1779. The island itself covers just over 600 square kilometres and a large part of the land mass is peat… which […]

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There’s a new leader in the race for “world’s most expensive whisky”.

    Royal Salute Launches World’s Most Expensive Scotch Whisky At a retail price of $200,000 per bottle, and with only 21 bottles made, this limited edition Scotch whisky pays tribute to the Scottish Crown Jewels – the oldest crown jewels of the British Isles. “This has been almost three years in the making,” says Neil […]

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Jameson 5-Star Back From The Grave.

A hidden cache of Irish Whiskey is unearthed. This case of Jameson was discovered in the 1990’s after being hidden underground at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado since about 1919. The bottles were in their original wooden case wrapped with straw and paper, bearing the name of the US importer. Some of the whiskey had evaporated over […]

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Mail-Order Moonshine

“Good Whiskey, 40 Cents Per Quart” Check out this vintage flyer from The Casper Company of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Twenty quarts of “Mountain Dew” Moonshine for $12, plus a $4 rebate if ordered before Christmas. I remember as a young boy, hemming and hawing over the purchase of Sea Monkey eggs in the back of […]

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$15,000 Time Machine

The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old. This is what a $15,000 bottle of whisky looks like – The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old. Only 500 individually numbered, hand-blown glass bottles are available, each adorned with Scottish silver and packaged in leather-bound cases. Fifty bottles are being released each year, for a period of 10 years. Unveiled by Peter Grant Gordon at […]

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How old do you like your whisky?

Shackleton’s Whisky Dug Up in Antarctica Crates of whisky were unearthed recently beneath an Antarctic hut used by the explorer Ernest Shackleton over a century ago. Richard Paterson, a master blender for Whyte & Mackay, which supplied the Shackleton expedition with 25 crates of Mackinlay’s “Rare and Old” whisky, described the unearthing of the bottles […]

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