The FNB Whisky Live Festival, which has auctioned the Mortlach 70-Year-Old last year, is all set to auction two 200ml bottles of the Glenlivet 70-Year-Old this year, which qualifies as the world’s oldest whiskey. In addition to making their first appearance in South Africa this year, the whiskey will also be available at the Tops at Spar auction during the Festival. The Glenlivet 70-Year-Old, produced in 1940, has a deep amber color and is flecked with tawny lights. It emanates a blend of rich aromas such as the old cocktail cabinet, sherry notes, polished wood, soft leather, a trace of candle wax, and some fruity essences on the banknotes. The single malt is encased in a beautiful tear-shaped hand-blown crystal decanter with an elegant British Hallmarked silver stopper.
The whiskey released under Gordon & MacPhail Generations Label has a limited number of bottles of the liqueur supplied worldwide, and all the proceeds will be donated to Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR). The world’s oldest bubbly is not going to come cheap, that’s for certain. The 700ml decanters of the Glenlivet 70-Year-Old retail for $21,000, while the 200ml bottles retail for $5,000 in the UK.