Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fifty Year Old Scotch

Kevin Drum's note about the drinking habits of the elite and the less so reminded me that I happen to have a bottle of fifty year old Glenfiddich single malt scotch.  I don't mean one of those £3995.00  /$16,000 hand blown glass bottles of  fluid that spent the last half century in some old wooden barrel in Scotland, though.  This one is or was a perfectly decent 12 year old scotch that spent the last 39 years sitting unopened in my cupboard - you might correctly guess that I don't drink that much scotch.

My question: is this stuff still drinkable?  I tried it and it seemed as good (or bad) as any other whisky to my untrained palate.