Oldest single malt whisky ever bottled could sell for £10,000


2015-06-26 12:00:21


Oldest single malt whisky ever bottled could sell for 10,000

There of just 54 bottles of this spirit on the market - a must-see for collectors and investors

In October 1938, Gordon & McPhail's set a cask aside for maturing. At that time, they were aging their whisky for longer than most, and concentrating on single malts despite the fashion for blends. That cask was to take their aging policy to its limit.

One by one its fellow casks were tapped and bottled. But it's only now, over 70 years on, that the cask of Mortlach has been allowed out of its Spanish oak, ex-bodega sherry hogshead at the company's Elgin warehouse.

Unveiled in March asthe oldest whisky ever bottled, and immediately one of the most rare, the 54 bottles represent an opportunity for investment if any whisky does.

Gordon & MacPhail's Mortlach 70 yoGordon & MacPhail's Mortlach 70 year old

Following an aroma both waxy and fruity, the taste is described as "...sweetish start becoming moderately dry, but not overly-tannic [including] dried fig and tobacco notes, and an intriguing light smokiness [with] a long finish."

The directors David and Michael Urquhart are extremely proud of the result, describing it as "a whisky without equal which epitomises our family values, built on generations of expertise in single malts."

Each 70cl bottle is priced at 10,000, with a few 20cl bottles available for 2,500 apiece.

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