Calling all you Single Malt experts !

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  1. tweeet

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    Good golfing pal today gave me this. He's had it in his cupboard for 6 years and he says he's never going to drink it. There's a '12' stamped on the bottled so it's release date (I think) is 2012, which makes the whiskey 21 years old I believe. I've googled and one site has put a price tag of £139 on it ?? Any experts on here confirm that or give me any other info. If it is worth a few bucks...I don't know I may give it back to him or at least mention what it 'might be'.

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  2. Milspec

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    Drink it an enjoy. Aging only applied to how long it is in the barrel, it stops aging once bottled so a 12 year old scotch will remain a 12 year old scotch even if the bottle isn't opened for 50 years.
     
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    Yes, it will always be 12 year old Glenlivet.
     
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    There are different bottles of The Glenlivet out there. Some bottles may be 139 pounds but this one is probably in the 50 pound range.
     
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    Not of significant monetary value, but with a few good friends around a camp fire it's priceless.
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    If you wanted to dip your toe into the whisky world, Glenlivet is a good one to start with. It's a Speyside malt and doesn't feature any strong iodine/peat/smoke character that puts a lot of first time scotch drinkers off. It's sweeter, almost more like an Irish whiskey.
     
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    I drink loads of whiskey....it just looked old and the box has discoloured so thought I'd google. This popped up ...hence the post.
     
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    The other guys pretty much covered it - that is a nice scotch, but once it is put in the bottle it is done aging, so it will always be 12 years, and is worth as much as the same bottle at your local liquor store - I think I paid around $60 for the last one I bought but I could be mistaken.

    Editing because I just saw your last post - maybe they changed the label and someone thinks that makes the older one worth more, but I would still vote on drinking it!
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Ah, my mistake. Apologies if my post insulted your intelligence.
     
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    Invite one of your buddies around. Two, if it's during the work week. Open the bottle. Throw the stopper in your stove. Drink. Enjoy.
    Don't forget to add a spot of water, to your glass. Just a spot.

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    Closer to $40 a bottle for that in my neck of the woods. Decent scotch, but nothing special. Looks like that site may be trying to cash in on some perceived value on older, discontinued bottle styles.
     
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    No offence taken ...I should've said in original post that I'm not far behind Keith Richards and Oliver Reed (actor deceased) in drinking whiskey most weekends...more so in lockdown....now going through cold chicken....cold turkey is next ! :)
     
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    Decent bottle, although I prefer Irish whisky. Might be fun to have a taste test with, say, a Redbreast 12 year old (also single malt) Or, maybe add a peaty Scotch like Laphroaig (or other Islay whisky) and Connemara for the Irish take on it. Enjoy.
     
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    Glenlivet 12 year old can be had readily for about £30/35 most places. The bottle you have is an older issue which simply makes it more collectable, probably nearer £50-75 would be a reasonable rate, the whisky inside is exactly the same as the current production 12 year old. Nice whisky, your choice whether to stick it under the bed for 20 years and see if it goes up in value or just drink it now. I probably won't be here in 20 years time so I know what I would do!
     
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    It has limited value around my place, because this family is strictly Laphroaig.
     
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    I suppose I didn't want to find out that it was worth £139 as my mate probably wouldn't have known that and I would feel bad taking a bottle with a hefty price tag off him. If as it looks like, turns out to be the average price of a decent bottle...I will devour it in due course !
     
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    You are asking too many questions and not drinking fast enough :twisted::lol:

    Cheers! and enjoy!
     
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    +1 on serving it neat except for adding just a spot of water. In Scotland that water is sometimes called "the dew on the rose".
     
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    It's totally fine to favor an Islay and still enjoy a Speyside.
     
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    Thank you - I'll happily drink both yer whiskys! ;)
     
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