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Title: 100 Yr Old Scotch Whiskey recovered
Post by: 1vertical on February 07, 2010, 01:31:48 pm
down in the South Pole....kind of like mrbowenz quest....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8499931.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8499931.stm)
Title: Re: 100 Yr Old Scotch Whiskey recovered
Post by: mikeypedersen on February 08, 2010, 02:18:31 pm
That's a pretty sweet story, I'd love to taste some of that.
Title: Re: 100 Yr Old Scotch Whiskey recovered
Post by: abraxas on February 09, 2010, 07:35:44 am
It would be interesting from a historical perspective, but I was always under the impression that once a spirit was bottled its character changed very little after a short maturity phase.  So it may only be 100 year old, 6-year whisky.
Title: Re: 100 Yr Old Scotch Whiskey recovered
Post by: 1vertical on February 09, 2010, 07:59:53 am
It would be interesting from a historical perspective, but I was always under the impression that once a spirit was bottled its character changed very little after a short maturity phase.  So it may only be 100 year old, 6-year whisky.

That is a point I considered....the only true way to know is to get a Taste....
Bet the average joe schmoe...won't be able to do that!
Heck, even be lucky just to find the tasting notes from someone else...
Title: Re: 100 Yr Old Scotch Whiskey recovered
Post by: Hokerer on February 09, 2010, 08:13:14 am
It would be interesting from a historical perspective, but I was always under the impression that once a spirit was bottled its character changed very little after a short maturity phase.  So it may only be 100 year old, 6-year whisky.

From what I've read, they don't expect the taste to be all that.  The biggest benefit that they talk about is that, since the original recipe is long lost, they may be able to analyze this stuff to re-create it.