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The Glenlivet 70 Year Old: World’s oldest single malt whisky goes on auction

November 19th, 2011 David No comments

I just got me 1 of these, maybe i should have bought 2?

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The Glenlivet 70 year old whiskeyThe Glenlivet 70 year old whiskey which is the oldest single malt in the world.

Glenlivet’s name has traditionally been on the list of famous whiskey connoisseurs since the 18th century, when it was initially made available for sale. Under the aegis of Gordon and MacPhail’s ‘Generations’ label, Glenlivet has been known for some of the most uniquely flavored malt whiskey’s the world over. At the FNB Whiskey Live Festival 2011 in South Africa, 2 bottles of the 1940 Glenlivet will go on auction, to raise funds for the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (FARR).

Left for maturation during the heights of the Battle of Britain, the whiskey was first aged in a First Shill Sherry Butt, before being transferred into bottles. The rare amber color of the beverage, along with multi-layered rich aromas of old cocktail cabinet’s wood, fine leather, fruits, and even a shade of wax, these bottles have more than just whiskey in them; they have works of art, rather. Their container, the tear shaped glass decanter with silver top which British Hallmarked, further adds to the exclusivity of the bottle. The decanters have been handcrafted by blowing up the glass into the unique shape, before fitting on the silver cap.

Other than this particular whiskey, we had earlier shown you some previous editions such as:

· 70 year-old Speyside Mortlach

 

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Mortlach 70 years whiskeyMortlach 70 years whiskey bottled in 1938.

This is actually a ‘sister’ malt whiskey of the Glenlivet, which has been retailed at over $15,000 a bottle. The Mortlach was left for aging 2 years before the Glenlivet, and in 2008 was allowed to be taken out from the casks, and then bottled only to be later unveiled and tasted by a select group of whiskey connoisseurs in Edinburgh, Scotland.

· 1883 Glenlivet

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1883 Glenlivet whiskey1883 Glenlivet whiskey is the world’s oldest bottle of the beverage.

This whiskey is largely known as the world’s oldest whiskey, and went on auction on the 12th October, 2011. The winning bid for it was $29,530. Distilled in 1883, it was bottled in 1931 by George & John Gordon Smith. Initially sold for prices as high as $30,740, the bottle has changed many hands including Captain William Smith, who happened to be the great grandson of Colonel George Smith, the founder of the Glenlivet distillery.

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Horn Whiskey Tumblers

November 17th, 2011 David No comments

horn whiskey tumblers Horn Whiskey Tumblers

Nothing says “manly” quite like drinking whiskey out of a former animal part. or you might just say pure NASTY! These Horn Whiskey Tumblers ($65) allow you to do just that. Made in England by a 170-year-old horn works company from ethically sourced materials, they feature a smooth finish, one-of-a-kind details, and the “Stay Sharp” motto engraved into the base.

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The Original Moonshine

November 8th, 2011 David No comments

moonshine The Original Moonshine

Had a taste (or two) last night. Thought I’d bring this previous post out of the archives and make more of you aware of the company.

Ever heard the term “blind-drunk”? Well, moonshine is where the term originated. Back when hillbillies were cooking up corn mash in the back yard, a bad batch could cause blindness. Sounds fun, right? Well, this stuff is a much safer introduction to the age-old tradition of copper-kettle-cooked homemade whiskey. It’s made the same way, but it’s only 80-proof and probably a little easier to get your friends to try.

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Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey

October 28th, 2011 David No comments

hudson manhattan whiskey Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey

It’s somewhat hard to believe, but rye hasn’t been produced in New York since the prohibition days of gangsters, speakeasies, and secret, booze-eating trap doors. Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey ($50) is out to remedy this. Hudson’s rye is made from whole grain rye, one batch at a time, ensuring a true 92 proof product, with a fruity, floral taste, unmistakable rye edge, and smooth finish. In addition, each bottle is hand-filled, capped, waxed, and numbered, and is, unsurprisingly, a nearly perfect base for a tasty manhattan.

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whiskey rocks

September 12th, 2011 David No comments
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In case you didn’t already know… whiskey rocks! As we know, adding ice to certain tiers of cognac, scotch, and cordials is a no-no. Here to save us from fire breathing and faux-pas are whiskey rocks. Made in Vermont of natural soapstone these stones can be used to chill your favorite spirits without diluting their flavors. The stones are nonporous, and will impart neither an odor nor a flavor to your libation. Simply keep them in the freezer and use, and reuse, and reuse… And they look cool – pretty win-win if you ask me.

Instead of a lump of coal, put a bag of rocks in someone’s stocking this year.

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Available at Sur La Table.
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101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

May 10th, 2011 David No comments

101 whiskies 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

Anyone can drink and enjoy booze, but if you really want to know about a certain type of liquor, you’re gonna need to try more than what you’ll find at the local state store. Consider 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die ($14) your paperback teacher on the subject of whiskey, offering not a list of the “best” whiskies, but instead a list that will help you develop your palette and appreciate the subtle nuances of the drink, with tasting notes, process explanations, and histories to help you along. Just don’t try them all at once, lest you die way earlier than planned. [Source Uncrate.com]

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Macallan’s limited edition Albert Watson series priced at $16,000 a bottle

April 30th, 2011 David 2 comments

macallan 1 Macallans limited edition Albert Watson series priced at $16,000 a bottle The Macallan distillery is back with the Lalique Cire to give you limited edition Albert Watson series which was distilled in 1946. Known as a high-class celebrity photographer, Watson was honored with the Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal recently. Bottle within a rare Lalique Cire Perdue decanter, only 36 bottles of this 64-year-old single malt Scotch with a platinum print from Watson’s project will be available. Priced at $16,000 apiece, you can also look for 1,000 special variant of Albert Watson Masters of Photography which world feature 20 year old single malt bottles priced at $1,000 each. These 64-year-old bottles first surfaced at an auction at Sotheby’s and the earned a whooping $460,000.

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Johnnie Walker Gold Label remains chilled in the new gilded Ice Pillar

April 26th, 2011 David No comments

Johnnie Walker Gold Label 1 Johnnie Walker Gold Label remains chilled in the new gilded Ice Pillar Beer tastes best when chilled and Singha Beer Bag helps to do that, even on move, without compromising on style. Here’s one such elegant packaging design for the whiskey guzzlers too. If you are a fan of the spirits from Johnnie Walker’s stable, its time for you to savor their whiskey Gold Label in a new style, which is serving the drink chilled! France based QSLD Paris has created a new packaging for you to enjoy your drink better. All you need to do us place it in the freezer and then transfer it to the Ice Pillar when you plan to serve drinks. This Ice Pillar cabinet comes coated with interiors coated in gold leaf to match the Gold Label it houses.
The transparent outer cabinet shows the ice that will be placed around the bottle. Moreover, you will find the cabinet adorned with a gold anodized metal ring and embossed logos. I say bottoms up!

Johnnie Walker Gold Label 2 Johnnie Walker Gold Label remains chilled in the new gilded Ice Pillar

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December 16th, 2010 David No comments
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7-Piece Whiskey Gift Set

June 30th, 2010 David No comments

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Now that LOST has ended forever, and 30 Rock has taken a break for the season, we’re missing Mad Men even more than usual. To kick off season four, we’re looking forward to themed parties with the men in sharkskin suits and skinny ties, and the women in curve hugging dresses and pearls. Besides the era appropriate pate and cucumber sandwiches, why not try your hand at mixing an Old Fashioned (Don Draper’s drink of choice). We recommend investing in this 7-Piece Whiskey Gift Set ($22) crafted in Italy.

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