What is you oldest bottle?

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Eric m » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:14 pm

Springbank 1967 my birthyear :thumbsup: .
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:35 pm

Welcome Eric m, sounds like a real special bottle there. Enjoy it!

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Eric m » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:13 am

Thanks and yes the whisky is stunning 1967 must have been a good year!It took a long time before i opened it and still i don`t regret it.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby woodhill » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:21 am

My oldest OPEN bottle is the 1969 37yo Strathclyde Grain by DR.

I also have a sealed Macallan 1965 17yo.

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:47 pm

Saint-Christeau Armagnac 1976, mis en bouteille le 15 fevrier 2006.
This was a birthday gift for my girlfriend, her vintage year.

Nose: paprika in dishwater. Taste: raisins, little sour, fresh, mint.

I have a 25 yo Highland Park. Don't dare to open it, this is my most expensive bottle ever. :?

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:17 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:Nose: paprika in dishwater.


Heh heh...hope Johnyy doesn't read that one.

Ras Mazunga wrote:I have a 25 yo Highland Park. Don't dare to open it, this is my most expensive bottle ever. :?


You don't dare not! Beautiful, beautiful whisky. What good is it closed? Did you pay all that money just to look at it?

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:47 pm

The Hp25 was a gift. There are several reasons why I didn't open this bottle yet, I have already too many bottles open and I want to drink this whisky with a nice dessert. Nearby where I live there is one of the best pattisiers in the world, their cakes are as pricey as an average single malt... But I get the message.
The most expensive bottle I bought is Balvenie 21 Portwood, this one I'll open on the March 29 Live tasting. :)

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby I_SPEY » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:21 pm

Willie JJ wrote:My friend came back with the 1951 Glen Grant from the airport :D

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Nice aren't they?


Very nice, Willie JJ, I love these bottles :thumbsup:
Could you give me the name of your friend? :wink:

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:48 pm

The oldest bottle I have is 1954 (Strathisla), but in just over a month at Spirit of Speyside I should be trying the oldest whisky ever bottled - a G&M Speymalt Macallan bottled at 65yo.

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:55 am

Me, too. The frustrating thing to me, though, is that when something like this is presented, it's usually the last of half a dozen or so in an evening of tasting. When I have a chance at something that is definitely once-in-a-lifetime, I want it to be the first thing I taste that day. To approach it with anything less than a fresh palate seems to me a waste.

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Zarathustra » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:53 am

Just picked up a 37 year old Bunnahabhain for $160. It's an IB (Malt Trust), so I guess that decreases the value somewhat, but still -- 37 years!!

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby whiskyhibby » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:54 pm

A bottle that is roughly 1910 - 1920 in date George Roe Dublin distillery

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:59 pm

I agree that the tasting order is important, but it isn't always as rigid as all that. At the Jolly Toper tastings that jmrl runs, the order is less predictable. The star bottle could come near the beginning if the flavour profile justifies it. And at a couple of WL Masterclasses, the bottles weren't presented in age order. But I went to a G&M tasting last year which went through the various ages of Glen Grant in strict reverse order of distillation date (which was not quite the same as age of whisky as some had been in the bottle for a long time).

Ideally, I'd like to have the star turn as the second dram as I find the first one useful for acclimatising my palate. Obviously, though, you'd want quite a light warm-up dram.

I will share notes for the Speymalt - it may be over-wooded but JM rates it.

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:35 pm

I just realised I have an "older" bottle, a blend from the 1970's just before I went to University! Here's the thread I posted the picture in:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8154&p=137101#p137101

It's a Litre bottle of "Dimple" 43% abv which has just a smidgen of liquid in the bottom. It was my earliest whisky recommendation to a friend, who decided he didn't like it and gave it to me after a single drink. The right hand bottle and box is a "Pinch " which was given to me after an Uncle passed away a number of years ago. It dates from the 1980s, I suspect.

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Drrich1965 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:44 am

Gee...I have nothing super old right now....

Here is the tie..

Linlithgow 1975 28yo (45%, Blackadder) X 2
Linlithgow 1975 24yo (49.7%, Signatory Vintage) 1

Here are my tasting notes and thoughts from the oldest bottle I have owned, my birth year....

Score 81 Strathisla 37yo 1965 (43%, Mackillops Choice) 2005 B-day malt. Same year as I. Tons of wood, lots of sherry. Not the most balanced malt, but a good year, 1965. I was thinking that perhaps each year I would try to get a bottle from my birth year, but I am having second thoughts. It would be very expensive, and increasingly so over time. Second, it is rare that such an old malt/bottle will hold up over time, making my B-day malts more special than tasty. Tasty is good! Best to pick out something that I am really going to love.

Thinking of picking up another 65 for this year, perhaps a single grain I saw at Binnys..


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