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Anybody know anything about old Whiskey?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Fr0dders, 31 May 2010.

  1. Fr0dders

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    Quick question

    i've been left some whiskey by my grandmother which looks like this:

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    Its been in the cask 8 years, and nearly 40 more years in the bottle (approx)

    does this now mean its only fit for the drain ? or something else ? bit clueless when it comes to whiskey. Any advice appreciated :)
     
  2. neoboy

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    Want to be friends?
     
  3. rpstewart

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    Don't know a huge amount but it's interesting that it's labelled as "unblended" rather than as a single malt, I wonder if that's significant.

    At the end of the day though it's only an 8 year old whisky, it only matures in the cask, not in the bottle. Therefore it might not have much value unless someone collects the bottles/labels.
     
  4. Flibster

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    It'll probably be worth something, but... drink it. :D

    Also... clean your monitor! ;)
     
  5. meghatronic

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    You never know - contact thewhiskyexchange and ask. They do some wonderful whiskys. just don't call it whiskey :p
     
  6. One More Solo

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  7. antijoke

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    Drink it and see if it helps with mw2.:p
     
  8. RopAyy

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    As long as the bottle is unopened it will be fine to drink, unlike wine it does not ferment in the bottle and hard liquor tends to have an indefinite shelf life.
    Unblended means the same as single-malt.
    The only value would be with a collector for the old label.
    Id just crack open the bottle and enjoy yourself a nice whiskey.
     
  9. Richie

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    105 proof ?!?! :eek:

    That is usually around 52.5% volume aka, pretty strong as normal whiskey is 40%
     
  10. Reppyboyo

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    Ive got the feeling thats worth a fair amount.
     
  11. fadetoblack

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  13. Simi

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    Looks like someone had a shot of the one on that parkers website, the OP has got whisky in the neck of the bottle.
    I'd contact one of the above auction sites if you really want to sell it.
    Although personally I'd be too tempted to drink a £200+ bottle of whisky :)
     
  14. Trifid

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    Same. Invite some close friends/family round and enjoy it! :)
     
  15. Acrotomophilia

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  16. fadetoblack

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    Wack it on the bay and I will buy it from you?
     
  17. russ0r

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    Some scotch buff will pay a fortune for that for his collection.
    Stick it on the bay!
     
  18. fadetoblack

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  19. Fr0dders

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    Thanks for all the replies :)

    If i do sell it on Ebay. How much is it worth?
     
  20. fadetoblack

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    Start it at £280 and let the ££££ roll in