World’s oldest malt whisky unveiled in Scotland

Andrea Divirgilio / March 12, 2010

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After having spent the best part of a century inside an oak barrel, the world’s oldest malt whisky – costing up to £10,000 ($15,000) a bottle – went on sale today. Gordon and MacPhail`s Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside was sampled by a select group of tasters at a ceremony in Edinburgh Castle, where it was escorted through the doors by pipers and a military escort. It was filled into its cask on October 15, 1938, and after 70 years it was decided to empty the cask and bottle of its contents. There will only be 54 full-size bottles priced at £10,000 each, with another 162 smaller bottles on sale for £2,500. These limited edition malt has been bottled in a “tear shaped, hand-blown” crystal decanter with a silver stopper.

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Via: Daily Mail

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