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Old 03-11-2011, 07:09 PM
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Default Master of Malt is the first to stock The Glenlivet 70 Year Old Whisky!

Online Retailer Master of Malt is the first to stock Glenlivet 70 year old, an extraordinary single malt that was launched in March 2011. The Scotch, with a price tag of £13,000 a bottle, has been described by critics as "stupendous", and is one of just two 70 year old single malt whiskies ever released.

Distilled at the Glenlivet distillery on the 4th February 1940 during the height of the Battle of Britain, the spirit was filled into a Sherry cask, where it rested for the last seventy years. During the ageing process, whisky actually evaporates out of the cask, a phenomenon known in the industry as "the angel's share". Because of this, there was only enough liquid for 100 full-sized decanter bottles - adding to its rarity.

The 700ml decanters are on sale at Master of Malt with a price tag of £13,000, and there are also smaller, 20cl-sized bottles with a price of £3,200 each. The whisky was bottled in 2011 by the renowned Scotch whisky brand Gordon and MacPhail, and it is the second part of their "Generations" series, the first of which was the world's oldest whisky, a 70 year old single malt from the Mortlach distillery.

The bottles are presented in hand-blown crystal decanters, with British hallmarked sterling silver stoppers, and silver bases. The wooden boxes are handmade out of Scottish Elm. Famed critic Charlie MacLean describes the whisky: "Although it resonates with aged character - and, indeed, characteristics from another era - it retains vitality, both on the nose and in the mouth."

You can purchase a bottle of Glenlivet 70 Year Old 1940 from Master of Malt for £13,000 HERE!

NOTES: First Fill American White Oak Sherry Butt Bedded down 1940 during the battle of Britain, bottled 2010 45.9% Abv - 100 70cl decanters and 175 20cl bottles.

Released to the melody of 1940's swing music, walked down the aisle of the Private Suite at Edinburgh Castle by a Lady in a fur shawl and red dress: The Glenlivet 70 by Gordon & MacPhail.

Nose: At first, the impact is blood oranges, tangerines and a waxy nature. Then what follows is vanilla pastries, Jaffa cake jelly, bananas and a biscuity malty note. Really fresh. It jumps out of the glass and has such life for something with such age.

Palate: Slight hint of ash, slight hint of peat, again an orange jelly and zestiness. Creamy and slight hints of a Ruby Port.

Finish: Beautiful. Liqueur chocolates, stewed apples and high-cocoa dark chocolate. A nice citrusy note followed by the first taste of dry oak. This tiniest bit of dryness entices you to taste again. Sadly my sample is all gone.

Distilled in Speyside, Scotland on the 4th February 1940

- Aged in a First Fill American White Oak Sherry Butt

- Bottled with at a strength of 45.9% abv

- 100 x 70cl decanters released, 175 x 20cl decanters released
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I assume you were just copy and pasting the tasting notes from MoM? You did not actually get a taste of this whisky, did you?!
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45.9% ABV is quite impressive for a whisky of such great age - it must have rested in a very good, strong cask!!
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I assume you were just copy and pasting the tasting notes from MoM? You did not actually get a taste of this whisky, did you?!
Yes, from MoM! Perhaps they will be sending me a sample in the mail
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I just ordered a bottle!!!


JUST KIDDING....

This is very interesting. I think it is so cool just to know things like this are out there.
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