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tankie
11 Mar 10,, 19:53
Well Col , are you buying a few bottles ;)



A Scottish whisky firm on Thursday unveiled bottles of what it claims is the oldest single malt whisky in the world, having spent the best part of a century inside an oak barrel.

Gordon and MacPhail's Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside was sampled at a launch party in Edinburgh Castle, where it was escorted through the doors by pipers and a military escort.

"It matured for 70 years in the cask and that is what makes it the oldest whisky in the world," a spokeswoman for Gordon and MacPhail told AFP.

The whisky was filled into its cask on October 15, 1938 by the grandfather of the company's managing directors David and Michael Urquhart.

There will only be 54 full-size bottles priced at 10,000 pounds each, with another 162 smaller bottles on sale for 2,000 pounds.

The limited edition malt was matured in a former sherry hogshead cask made from Spanish oak. It has been bottled in a "tear shaped, hand-blown" crystal decanter with a silver stopper.

Whisky taster Charles MacLean described the single malt as "a delicate, fresh, vital, fruity whisky, with unusual attributes of waxiness and smokiness".

"It's the oldest cask of whisky that, in my knowledge, has ever been bottled," he said. "The spirit and the wood have inter-reacted beautifully over this long period of time.

Officer of Engineers
11 Mar 10,, 19:58
*** drool ***

highsea
11 Mar 10,, 19:59
These cigars would go really good with that whisky.

Gurkha Black Dragon Cigars (http://www.luxist.com/2007/03/12/gurkha-black-dragon-cigars/)

cr9527
11 Mar 10,, 19:59
Well Col , are you buying a few bottles ;)



A Scottish whisky firm on Thursday unveiled bottles of what it claims is the oldest single malt whisky in the world, having spent the best part of a century inside an oak barrel.

Gordon and MacPhail's Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside was sampled at a launch party in Edinburgh Castle, where it was escorted through the doors by pipers and a military escort.

"It matured for 70 years in the cask and that is what makes it the oldest whisky in the world," a spokeswoman for Gordon and MacPhail told AFP.

The whisky was filled into its cask on October 15, 1938 by the grandfather of the company's managing directors David and Michael Urquhart.

There will only be 54 full-size bottles priced at 10,000 pounds each, with another 162 smaller bottles on sale for 2,000 pounds.

The limited edition malt was matured in a former sherry hogshead cask made from Spanish oak. It has been bottled in a "tear shaped, hand-blown" crystal decanter with a silver stopper.

Whisky taster Charles MacLean described the single malt as "a delicate, fresh, vital, fruity whisky, with unusual attributes of waxiness and smokiness".

"It's the oldest cask of whisky that, in my knowledge, has ever been bottled," he said. "The spirit and the wood have inter-reacted beautifully over this long period of time.


does the waxiness and smokiness come from the wooden barrel disolving for 70 years?:biggrin:

I kid, but I don't get the point of alcohol tho, cant stand the taste myself

Parihaka
11 Mar 10,, 20:40
I kid, but I don't get the point of alcohol tho, cant stand the taste myself

You're not married, are you.

tankie
11 Mar 10,, 21:50
You're not married, are you.


:biggrin:

bigross86
11 Mar 10,, 23:39
Man, I'd love to buy a bottle of that, unfortunately, I just don't have the coin. I'll have to settle for another bottle of Irish. Round of Bushmills 10 Single Malt, anybody?

Pedicabby
12 Mar 10,, 00:10
Alcohol percentage anyone?

Gun Grape
12 Mar 10,, 02:23
For those unrefined people that don't know how to drink such a fine single malt. I offer some suggestions as a public service

Whisky Sour

* 3 measures Scotch.
* Juice of half a lemon.
* 1/2 teaspoonful of sugar.
* Add ice.
* Shake well.
* Serve with soda.


Godfather

* 2 measures Scotch.
* 1 measure Ameretto.
* Add ice.

Highland Cooler

* 1 teaspoonful of powdered sugar.
* Juice of half a lemon.
* 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters.
* 1 measure Scotch.
* 1 lump of ice.
* Mix and add ginger ale.


At that age its probably really good for cooking too. What flavor it would add to this recipe. Yummy

Lamb Chops with Fresh Figs and Whisky

Serves 2 - serve on a bed of barley with winter cherries
4-6 baby lamb chops, 1½ tbs olive oil, 1tsp butter, 1tbs chopped shallot, 1 clove garlic chopped, 1½tsp coarsely ground black pepper, ½tsp red peppercorns, 1¼ quart cups very rich veal stock, ¼ cup single malt, 4 fresh figs (carefully peeled and quartered at room temperature), 4 rosemary stalks, ½ cup dried cherries (soaked in 6 tbs of slightly warmed whisky for 1 hour), 1/3 cup medium scotch barley, 1½ cups water
Bring 1½ cups of water to boil, add barley and ½ cup veal stock, cover and simmer 45 mins/until all liquid is absorbed.
Stir in soaked cherries and peppercorns, reserving 15 cherries for lamb dish, cover.
Saute shallot and garlic in oil and butter over low heat. When soft, remove half. Raise heat to medium, add chops and cook for 3 mins on each side.
Lower heat, add ¾ cup veal stock, black pepper and whisky.
Remove chops and cover, simmer sauce, add salt to taste, add 15 dried cherries and reduce sauce by about 1/3rd.
Season barley, arrange on plates, arrange chops and figs on barley bed, spoon sauce over, garnish with rosemary stalks.

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Officer of Engineers
12 Mar 10,, 03:57
This from a GS with an Anne Murray video in his post.


Yeah I put it there but it's still from the GS's post!

sappersgt
12 Mar 10,, 06:19
By Gun Grape
At that age its probably really good for cooking too. What flavor it would add to this recipe. Yummy

Cooking? He really said cooking!:rolleyes:;):biggrin:

USSWisconsin
12 Mar 10,, 15:21
For those unrefined people that don't know how to drink such a fine single malt. I offer some suggestions as a public service

Whisky Sour

* 3 measures Scotch.
* Juice of half a lemon.
* 1/2 teaspoonful of sugar.
* Add ice.
* Shake well.
* Serve with soda.


Godfather

* 2 measures Scotch.
* 1 measure Ameretto.
* Add ice.

Highland Cooler

* 1 teaspoonful of powdered sugar.
* Juice of half a lemon.
* 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters.
* 1 measure Scotch.
* 1 lump of ice.
* Mix and add ginger ale.


At that age its probably really good for cooking too. What flavor it would add to this recipe. Yummy

Lamb Chops with Fresh Figs and Whisky

Serves 2 - serve on a bed of barley with winter cherries
4-6 baby lamb chops, 1½ tbs olive oil, 1tsp butter, 1tbs chopped shallot, 1 clove garlic chopped, 1½tsp coarsely ground black pepper, ½tsp red peppercorns, 1¼ quart cups very rich veal stock, ¼ cup single malt, 4 fresh figs (carefully peeled and quartered at room temperature), 4 rosemary stalks, ½ cup dried cherries (soaked in 6 tbs of slightly warmed whisky for 1 hour), 1/3 cup medium scotch barley, 1½ cups water
Bring 1½ cups of water to boil, add barley and ½ cup veal stock, cover and simmer 45 mins/until all liquid is absorbed.
Stir in soaked cherries and peppercorns, reserving 15 cherries for lamb dish, cover.
Saute shallot and garlic in oil and butter over low heat. When soft, remove half. Raise heat to medium, add chops and cook for 3 mins on each side.
Lower heat, add ¾ cup veal stock, black pepper and whisky.
Remove chops and cover, simmer sauce, add salt to taste, add 15 dried cherries and reduce sauce by about 1/3rd.
Season barley, arrange on plates, arrange chops and figs on barley bed, spoon sauce over, garnish with rosemary stalks.

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:eek:IMO this whisky would be placed in a special clear glass, and sprinkled with a drop of water to bring out it's flavor. Then sipped thoughtfully. Blended scotch is suitable for mixers and cooking. IMO it would be a crime to add anything more than a little water to this antique nectar.

bigross86
12 Mar 10,, 15:29
I wouldn't even add the water. I'd go traditional, and take a little pebble from the creek. That's where "On the Rocks" originated from.

Gun Grape
12 Mar 10,, 15:54
:eek:IMO this whisky would be placed in a special clear glass, and sprinkled with a drop of water to bring out it's flavor. Then sipped thoughtfully. Blended scotch is suitable for mixers and cooking. IMO it would be a crime to add anything more than a little water to this antique nectar.

Haven't you heard Things go better with Coke!

But this is something special. Sprite would work better.

Col, The Murry bomb. I thought we had banned WMDs.

ULmC8JTTVy0

tankie
12 Mar 10,, 16:01
Haven't you heard Things go better with Coke!

But this is something special. Sprite would work better.

Col, The Murry bomb. I thought we had banned WMDs.

ULmC8JTTVy0

Awwwwwwwww crap , someone had to go n do it , warra waste o scotch , kof splutter :biggrin::biggrin:

USSWisconsin
12 Mar 10,, 18:17
I wouldn't even add the water. I'd go traditional, and take a little pebble from the creek. That's where "On the Rocks" originated from.

:biggrin:at this price they should provide the pebble in a special oak presentation box, made from the cask. On the alcohol % question, I would guess this is around 100 proof, in general the alcohol evaporates from the cask faster than the water (the Angel's share). I am suprised there is anything left in these 70 yr old casks; after so long, they could easily have come up dry. I have seen little bottles of water, from the same spring used to make the whisky, marketed with these old single malts

I was lucky enough to get a couple bottles of 40 yr old Ardbeg some years ago, the six casks had been misplaced, and they only had about a dozen liters left in each of them. The Ardbeg 40 was specular, the bottler (Andrew Symmington) mentioned "burning tires".

Blue
12 Mar 10,, 22:00
Question for the whiskey experts;

I found an old bottle of Jack Daniels in my great-grandfathers attic back in the 70s. As far as I know and according to my great grand-mother, it had been up in the attic since before WWII. It now resides, unopened, at my mothers house.

This bottle would be a little over seventy years old. The family conversation about it is, would it still be good, if even drinkable. So does anyone know if a bottle that old would be OK or not?

eocoolj
12 Mar 10,, 22:41
Question for the whiskey experts;

I found an old bottle of Jack Daniels in my great-grandfathers attic back in the 70s. As far as I know and according to my great grand-mother, it had been up in the attic since before WWII. It now resides, unopened, at my mothers house.

This bottle would be a little over seventy years old. The family conversation about it is, would it still be good, if even drinkable. So does anyone know if a bottle that old would be OK or not?

It will more than likely be perfectly drinkable and just as good as a brand new bottle. Once a bottle is opened, I believe I've read you should drink it within a few months or so, because the air will get to it and affect the flavor a bit. I have drank from bottles that were opened 30+ years ago, however, and they tasted fine to me. There are bottles of scotch out there that are well over a hundred years old (unopened), and presumably if anyone actually drank these $20,000 bottles, they would taste just as good as on day one.

If it were me, I wouldn't open it and would just keep it as a conversation piece (or if you must have some jack daniels, you can probably sell it on ebay for enough to buy a few new bottles.

tankie
13 Mar 10,, 00:54
Question for the whiskey experts;

I found an old bottle of Jack Daniels in my great-grandfathers attic back in the 70s. As far as I know and according to my great grand-mother, it had been up in the attic since before WWII. It now resides, unopened, at my mothers house.

This bottle would be a little over seventy years old. The family conversation about it is, would it still be good, if even drinkable. So does anyone know if a bottle that old would be OK or not?

Eric , we are talking about , real whisky here , not that sour mash bourbon imitation crap , but , what the hell crack it open n enjoy :biggrin:

YellowFever
13 Mar 10,, 06:21
Well Col , are you buying a few bottles ;)



A Scottish whisky firm on Thursday unveiled bottles of what it claims is the oldest single malt whisky in the world, having spent the best part of a century inside an oak barrel.

Gordon and MacPhail's Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside was sampled at a launch party in Edinburgh Castle, where it was escorted through the doors by pipers and a military escort.

"It matured for 70 years in the cask and that is what makes it the oldest whisky in the world," a spokeswoman for Gordon and MacPhail told AFP.

The whisky was filled into its cask on October 15, 1938 by the grandfather of the company's managing directors David and Michael Urquhart.

There will only be 54 full-size bottles priced at 10,000 pounds each, with another 162 smaller bottles on sale for 2,000 pounds.

The limited edition malt was matured in a former sherry hogshead cask made from Spanish oak. It has been bottled in a "tear shaped, hand-blown" crystal decanter with a silver stopper.

Whisky taster Charles MacLean described the single malt as "a delicate, fresh, vital, fruity whisky, with unusual attributes of waxiness and smokiness".

"It's the oldest cask of whisky that, in my knowledge, has ever been bottled," he said. "The spirit and the wood have inter-reacted beautifully over this long period of time.

Wow, tankie!

Good thing you weren't around 70 years ago or this day would've never happened. :))


Seriously, this would be awesome with a bit of coke.....

dave lukins
13 Mar 10,, 10:48
Question for the whiskey experts;

I found an old bottle of Jack Daniels in my great-grandfathers attic back in the 70s. As far as I know and according to my great grand-mother, it had been up in the attic since before WWII. It now resides, unopened, at my mothers house.

This bottle would be a little over seventy years old. The family conversation about it is, would it still be good, if even drinkable. So does anyone know if a bottle that old would be OK or not?

Contact JDaniels directly they may well give good advice especially as it is WW2 vintage.

dave lukins
13 Mar 10,, 10:53
Alcohol percentage anyone?

Mortlach 70 Years Old was matured in a Spanish oak, ex-bodega sherry hogshead cask, which yielded 54 full-size and 162 small decanters bottled at cask strength (46.1% ABV).

'Oldest malt whisky' is unveiled by Gordon & MacPhail (http://www.talkingretail.com/news/industry-news/14539-oldest-malt-whisky-is-unveiled-by-gordon-a-macphail.html)

highsea
13 Mar 10,, 19:11
...So does anyone know if a bottle that old would be OK or not?There's only one way to find out! ;)

tankie
13 Mar 10,, 20:07
Wow, tankie!

Good thing you weren't around 70 years ago or this day would've never happened. :))


Seriously, this would be awesome with a bit of coke.....

Heh 11 years too late ,

Whisky and coke , dya mean that stuff that smack is made from , jeez yella seems like your already on it :rolleyes::biggrin:

Havin said that i saw a docu , on the box where some whisky was salvaged from a wreck , i think off ozz , and it was brill , so the story goes :biggrin: