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Issue 77 - Ask the expert

Whisky Magazine Issue 77
January 2009

 

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I'm looking for the six classic single malts “Double Matured”miniatures. I already have the six Classic Single Malt miniatures but somebody told me that there is also a Double Matured version. It is almost my husband's birthday and I would like to give that to him, can you help me because here in the Netherlands nobody can.

R Pattiata,Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Distillers Edition Doubled Matured were first bottled in 1997 as a Duty Free exclusive.

They were bottled in 1998 for the United Kingdom as were the six miniatures.

The miniature sets were stopped in 2000 and from the records none were sold in The Netherlands. I think you might have a problem finding a box.

But you could try any specialist whisky shops selling old and rare whisky, or a whisky auction. You would have to pay £30 to £50 for the box of six.

My step-father has a case of whisky that he inherited from a VIP in Canada.It is from Scotland and must be at least 40 years old.Have you heard of a whisky called “Matchless” I have searched far and wide.

No one has heard of it.The whisky museum in Edinburgh old town thought that if anyone would know about it, you would.

Since the VIP who owned this whisky was also a whisky connoisseur and very rich my step-father doesn't want to open a bottle until he knows how much it will cost him.

L.Widmann, London, England I have some information on a Matchless Liqueur Whisky which was produced in the past by a subsidiary of Whitbread & Co. However this info...

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