Have you ever wondered what the whiskies of yesteryear tasted like? How your favourite whisky brands have changed (if at all) over the years?
I’m absolutely fascinated by this topic, and adore the fact that Master Of Malt have now made a collection of antique spirits available. The collection is not only limited to whisky, but also features brandies, vodkas, and various liqueurs too. They’re not all technically antiques (if we’re going to get technical about it!), since many are from the 1970s or 1980s, but there are some older bottles available, some going back to the 1920s, and Master Of Malt are adding new spirits to the collection all the time.
Some of the bottles available, such as the Wild Turkey 8 year old and Jim Beam 4 year old (a whopping 175cl, complete with jug handle!), are from producers still active today, while others unfortunately fell by the wayside during the last century.
These bottles are all one-off products, with most (like this Haig Dimple) still in excellent condition with intact seals and clean labels. There are a few that have suffered some damage though over time (like this Canadian Club from 1969), but the condition of each antique spirit is clearly described and photographed so you know exactly what you’ll be getting when you buy it.
Do let us know if you get hold of one of these older whiskies… we’d love to know what it tasted like!