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What is you oldest bottle?

Postby jazz lover » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:12 am

Oldest meaning date distilled.
I have a 16 yr. bourbon distilled
fall 1917 bottled fall 1933
American Medicinal Spirits Co.

FYI this was the first year music i.e
Jazz was put on record. 1917
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby woodhill » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:15 am

Interesting question.

1952.

OMC Glen Lochy Distilled 1952 Bottled 2001. 49yo.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:21 am

1955 Smith's Glenlivet (G&M) bottled in 2005.

Doesn't come close to Mikeymad's Armagnac though.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Ganga » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:24 am

I have a 1936 miniature Mortlach 50 yo. Full bottle currently is 1965 but I did have a 1957 Glenrothes that was something nice.

Somehow, I think you need Mikey here. I know some of the ones he has. :thumbsup:
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:33 am

I'll have to take a closer look, having a 30 yo RM Royal Lochnagar in the lair... but I think the oldest is the 1974 Glen Albyn (Signatory) @ 58%abv.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby matthew2512 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:56 am

My oldest is a 1975 Linlithgow Signatory cask strength :smoke:
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby parvus » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:36 am

Cripes, some of you are packing some serious oldies. My oldest is a 1968 Benriach single cask OB.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:56 am

Oldest at the moment is an 18 YO Talisker, and a Springbank 21.

Oldest I've owned was the SMWS 36 YO "Rasta" Longmorn.

Oldest I've tasted is a 1946 Macallan in 2004. I can still smell it...me playing in my grannny's old oak cabinet,
and full of lemons...staring into the yellow-gold colour...dry fruit and peat on the palate. Regal...and very long.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Wave » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:38 pm

Right now it's a tie between

Craigellachie 33yr old 1970 Murray McDavid Mission #3 46% Alc/Vol

Glen Keith 33yr old 1971 Lorne MacKillop 43% Alc/Vol

I'm looking to find a 50 year old or a 1958 for my 50th birthday this summer. I know it'll probably be expensive ... but I'm worth it!


Cheers!
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:04 pm

1961 G&M Rare Old Glenrothes , good year 1961.....
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby TheTross » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:15 pm

1965 G&M Connoisseur's Choice St. Magdalene
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby TheTross » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:25 pm

Wave wrote:Right now it's a tie between

Craigellachie 33yr old 1970 Murray McDavid Mission #3 46% Alc/Vol

Glen Keith 33yr old 1971 Lorne MacKillop 43% Alc/Vol

I'm looking to find a 50 year old or a 1958 for my 50th birthday this summer. I know it'll probably be expensive ... but I'm worth it!


Cheers!


May not help given your location, but RMW have a 50yo Strathisla for £170... whether it's still in stock or not I don't know.

A few old vintage G&M Glen Grant offerings around as well over here, including a 40yo 1958 for £140. So not too expensive really given the age!
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby TheTross » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:44 pm

Not to highjack the thread, but how's the 25yo Caol Ila C57? Been thinking of getting that for a while, but don't really want to risk the money for it on a whim.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Jimmy321 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:48 pm

30yo Brora for me, and it's almost done :cry:
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:02 pm

I have a 10y Bruichladdich distilled in the late 60's to early 70's, but no vintage on it so not totally sure. Maybe my Bruichladdich 1970 vintage is my oldest bottle? Yes, I think it must be.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Lawrence » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:50 pm

I had a 1937 Wiser's 18yo Canadian Rye but I drank it. It was stunning.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Bart » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:55 am

Glen Grant 1949.....no not my year of birth....
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:08 am

Talisker 1955, 38y
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:19 am

A friend just phoned me from Edinburgh airport and said that they had G&M Glen Grant 1951 bottled 2004. The price was excellent and he asked me if I wanted some. I told him not to be so stupid so he will be bringing it back in a few days. :D
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Knolly » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:24 am

A 1966 Tullibardine and then a 1973 Longmorn. Next would be some 30 yr Laphroaigs and Broras probably from the mid to late 1970s.

Oh ya - I have two 50ml minis from the early 1970's: one's a Canada Club and the other is a Crown Royal - I think these were found in my grandparent's house about 15 years ago - highly valuable treasures! :P

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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby MrIntrepid » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:10 pm

Just picked up a couple of bottles of Cooper Choice 1969 Strathisla (36 year old) to serve to my guests after dinner at my wedding in June. Knowing that there is only one other whisky enthusiast coming to me wedding (myself excluded of course) I am hoping I will have a few drams left after the dinner to take me into the evening. I might even sneak a wee dram before the wedding when I can appreciate it fully :)
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:07 pm

I am here, I am here.... What I miss???

You are right Willie, my oldest bottle (non whisky) is:
1865 Bas Armagnac (which I think was bottled about the turn of the century (the previous one not this one))


For whisky I HAD (owned) samples of:
Mortlach 50yo 1939 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, d-17.11.39, b-89 - My 500th rated malt)
Macallan NAS 1939 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, sample from original bottle)
Balmenach 10yo 1910 (12up%, Original Bottling, sample from original bottle)
Dalauran NAS 1895 (20up, David Colville & Co., Sample from original bottle (Andreas))


I have had and still have some:
Linkwood NAS 1898 (20up%, Original Bottling, sample from original bottle)


The Bottles I own.....:
Macallan 52yo 1946 ( 40%, Original Bottling, The 1946 wood box with scroll and key )
Mortlach 50yo 1942 ( 40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Book of Kells label: in box and decanter )
Linkwood 42yo 1939 ( 40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Black and White label )
MacPhail's 45yo 1938 ( 40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Book of Kells label )
Mortlach 60yo 1938 ( 40%, Gordon & MacPhail, crystal bottle )
Mortlach 50yo 1936 ( 40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Book of Kells label: in box and decanter )
Highland Park 20+yo 1906 ( 20up%, Gloag's Perth, Wax sealed screw top )

I think that is about it.... :smoke:

Cheers,
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:33 pm

Yes indeed, very impressive Mikey! :thumbsup:
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby woodhill » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:35 pm

Yikes.

Some of those whiskies are older then my GREAT grand parents would be were they to still be around.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:55 pm

I have a mini Geo Roe 10yo Irish Whiskey

Label States the Irish Free state which only existed from 1922 -1937. Therefore bottled at the earliest in 1922 or the latest 1937.

Have seen a similar bottle on Ebay with a tax seal from 1934.

So possible distill dates of between 1912 & 1927.

Anything else of note would of been distilled in the 1950's but again only nondescript Irish Whiskeys.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:56 pm

Wow Mikey! Respect due indeed! Gosh, must be great tasting such old historical whisky like that! :shock:
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby LeoDLion » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:59 pm

I have a 32 year old Ardbeg OMC by Douglas Laing, a 30 year old Bowmore in ceramic, and a 30 year old Springbank. I dont have the exact years right now.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby lincoln imp » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:27 pm

My oldest bottle is 38 year Balblair distilled in 1966, my oldest after that is a 30 year Highland Park. I do have a bottle of Dimple from around 1962.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby MrIntrepid » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:27 am

Just out of interest Mikey Mad - given that these bottles are of great value what type of insurance do you have for them, do they full under your general contents insurance or have you had to itemise the individual bottles? - Is this something you can do for whisky?

Great collection by the way :thumbsup:
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby IainB » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:48 am

I think it's the Willie Napier 44yo Pure Pot Still - from the old Tullamore distillery. It says the cask was acquired in 1945 and bottled in 1989. Not sure when it was distilled but probably around 1945.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby sparky » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:58 am

About a 2 years old. It's called Smirnoff and I just can't seem to get rid of it! I keep offering it to people and they say no thanks. Not sure why Vodka is the #1 selling spirit worldwide.

Of course, all of the scotch bottles I buy don't seem to last too long. The oldest one is about 4 months old and there is only one serving left.

Oh, you meant the age of the Whisly -- right. 12 years (Hey, like I said they don't last long and they are all open right now). The older ones seem to drain faster than the younger ones...
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:28 pm

sparky wrote:About a 2 years old. It's called Smirnoff and I just can't seem to get rid of it! I keep offering it to people and they say no thanks. Not sure why Vodka is the #1 selling spirit worldwide.

Of course, all of the scotch bottles I buy don't seem to last too long. The oldest one is about 4 months old and there is only one serving left.

Oh, you meant the age of the Whisly -- right. 12 years (Hey, like I said they don't last long and they are all open right now). The older ones seem to drain faster than the younger ones...



What a man ... no messing around there ... now that is the attitude :thumbsup:
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby SoMK » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:03 pm

Sparky > :lol: On the vodka subject, try Rain. Imho it's a beautiful vodka.. and this comes from someone who's not the ultimate Vodka lover... *although, Vermont Gold is quite delicious*

I've got three 30yo OB. One HP, one Glenfarclas and what's left of a Brora... They too tend to evaporate quite fast.
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby Di Blasi » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:24 am

I forgot to mention my oldest bottle is a North of Scotland 1964 Single Grain, bottled in 2003. That's my oldest for sure!
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Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Postby lohssanami » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:33 am

I found Hangar One's Citrus offering to be remarkable. I don't drink much Vodka, but I found this one to be out of this world.
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