Just a few days back I posted about the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old . A superb whisky that’s been sitting in a cask for 50 years. Now, take a look at this! The Mortlach 70 by Gordon & Macphail. It’s been 70 years – that’s right, 70 years -since it was distilled in 1938 making it the world’s oldest whisky. It comes in a beautifully crafted bottle that looks like a tear drop. Appropriate, as most of us would shed a tear at the mere mention of it’s £10,000 price tag. *Sigh*
I’m not much of a whisky fan. But I do enjoy the occasional shot of whisky every now and then. I remember having my first single malt and it tasted amazing. Now after surfing here and there I came across this, the Glenfiddich 50 year old! Imagine that superb liquid sitting in an oak cask for 50 years! Anything could go wrong and ruin it. But apparently all’s good and the folks with great taste and way too much cash can now enjoy drinking this magnificent, incredibly rare, 16,000 USD a bottle, single malt whisky! Lucky bastards. Pour me a shot, I’d love to try it!
Imagine having an ice cold root beer minus the carbonated gas but packs an alcoholic punch. Sounds good? My thoughts exactly.
Root tea as it was call back in the 1700′s is actually an alcoholic beverage taught to the settlers by the Native Americans. It’s essentially an herbal remedy made with sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark and other wild roots and herbs. Towards the end of the 19th century, the temperance moment spoiled the fun for the rest of us. So the took out all the alcoholic goodness and renamed it, ironically enough, ‘Root Beer’.
Thankfully the good people at Art in the Age are giving us the chance to taste the original, very much alcoholic and organic beverage in Root. I bet you’ll never look at another root beer the same way again.
[Root via Uncrate]