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Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 1938

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Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 1938

Postby fwrightson » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:56 am

My brother-in-law gave me a bottle of Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Distilled 1938. The Dram Taker's. Adapted from the book of Kells circa 700AD. Gordon & MacPhail, Elgin. Single malt, 75cl, 40% volume.

He bought it in Elgin in 1984 and has had it in his cellar ever since. Knowing that I'm a lover of single malts, he gave me the bottle for Christmas.

Question: do I open it or 'collect' it?
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby mikeymad » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:00 am

That sir - you drink and enjoy... (and share a sample with me).. 8)

oh and post a pic if you get a chance - would like to see it .. I have a couple book of the kells bottles.
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby whiteshirt » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:52 am

You have a PM
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby fwrightson » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:28 pm

MikeyMad,
post a pic if you get a chance


I was going to but I didn't see the option for uploading an image.
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby whiteshirt » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:11 pm

Save it for a special occasion, then crack it open!!
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby fwrightson » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:30 pm

MikeyMad,
I figured out how to upload the image. Here it is.
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby mikeymad » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:28 am

That looks awesome ... !!!!

approve....

"Save it for a special occasion, then crack it open!!" <-- what he said

It is worth some cash - but as a gift - enjoy.

Old Elgin - should = Glen Moray

Longmorn and Benriach are there as well... but they are closer to New Elgin (south) - so I would put Old Elgin at Moray... would not be worth that much money - but should be a really good dram..

Cheers,
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby mikeymad » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:35 am

Sorry - I forgot Benromach also sits right there as well (owned by G&M)
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby corbuso » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:02 pm

mikeymad wrote:
Old Elgin - should = Glen Moray

Longmorn and Benriach are there as well... but they are closer to New Elgin (south) - so I would put Old Elgin at Moray... would not be worth that much money - but should be a really good dram..

Cheers,
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And why not Linkwood or Glen Elgin for instance?
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby mikeymad » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:03 pm

point taken - should not have speculated....
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Re: Old Elgin-46 year-old Highland Single Malt, Distilled 19

Postby Whiskytaster » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:08 am

I agree that it is probably a lovely dram to drink...however, it is a beautiful old bottle and may fetch a strong price on the market - only one way to find out...
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