Whisky Round Table: Is Age Wasted on the Old?
Welcome to the Whisky Round Table! Whisky Party is happy to have our second chance to host a conversation among our fellow bloggers. We hope you’ll join in the conversation!
The Parting of the Sensory: Scotch has long been thought of as a drink for rich old men. Although that’s changed over the last decade, scotch is still something of an older man’s drink. However, as humans get older our senses start to fade and our acuity decreases.
Is a 1959 Bunnahabhain wasted on a man whose taste buds are starting to forget the difference between green fruits and grapefruit? In other words, is well-aged whisky wasted on the old?
Is this the wrinkled old man in the convertible, or is it the much deserved reward for having achieved success in life? Can our palates retain sensitivity throughout middle age, or does experience more than make up for any loss?
Whisky Round Table: White Dog, New Make & Moonshine
Here at Whisky Party, we are fortunate enough to participate in The Whisky Round Table, a monthly discussion about all things whisky hosted by a great collection of our fellow whisky bloggers.
The good folk at Edinburgh Whisky Blog are hosting this month’s conversation, and they asked a great question:
In recent years we’ve seen a good few releases of not-quite-whisky-yet or spirit-that-dares-to-command-a-price. Whether kissed by Quercus Robur tannins for 4 months or just plain clearac, do you think this is something new distilleries or ones with severely depleted stocks should be doing?
Go check out our answer, along with those of our fellow Round Table bloggers, over at Edinburgh Whisky Blog. And if you are on the Twitters and think this deserves a mention, please use the hashtag #WhiskyRoundTable.