Is anyone going to try to get a bottle of Aldi's 40 yr old malt?
- Peg Nov 29, 2011 11:52 AM
Is anyone going to try to get a bottle of Aldi's 40 yr old malt? I can't get to the shops before it will undoubtedly sell out, and would love to know if it lives up to the hype.
It's alleged to be excellent. That said, 40 years is a hell of a long time, and I say there must be some intrinsic value in whiskey that sits for such a long time, whether its excellent or merely different.
I spoke to a dude at Vintage House on Old Compton in Soho, and he was saying a customer bought a bottle of 1940's Macallan for over £10,000. The customer gave him a 'wee dram' and he said it wasn't better than other newer whiskeys, but had a range of flavours he'd never encountered.
Highland Park 18 can be bought at Waitrose any day of the year -- might as well try something different and unique for such a low price.