Old Comber

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Old Comber

Postby psweeney03 » Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:00 pm

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any infromation on value/tasting/history regarding a bottle of 30 YO Old Comber Irish Whiskey? I can't seem to find anything on this partictular bottle, so anything you might know would be helpful!

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Postby lexkraai » Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:17 am

Hi Peter

Old Comber is a pot still whiskey from the Comber distillery in N.Ireland. The distillery closed in the 1950s, but some casks survived and they were bottled more than 30 years after the distillery closure. From the taste, I wouldn't be surprised if the mash also included some rye. Taste is a bit too woody (I feel), and it probably would have been a really wonderful whiskey at, say, 20 y.o.

I got my bottle a few years ago for £50, but prices have gone up quite a bit since then; I've seen asking prices over £250.

Hope this helps!

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Postby Aidan » Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:43 am

Yes, it's generally rated as being too woody. Irish whiskey matures a little differently (faster) than Scotch due to a slightly different climate, so a 30 yr old is a little old. It's still a decent whiskey, though - famed for its nose...

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