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Whisky Round Table–May 2012 edition – Is Age Wasted on the Old?

9 May 2012 1,050 views Written by: Gal Granov

It’s time for this month’s Round table, and are host for this month is Mike C, from the Whisky Party blog. This month the format is changed, and the fellow knights are commenting below the post, this gives you also the possibility to join in the discussion , cool.

This month’s question is related to the old and great whisky:

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?

Hop on to the whisky party to read and comment on this interesting thread.

Slainte!

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  • http://cocktailchem.blogspot.com JordanDevereaux

    It seems like this is one of the really good things about programs like Master of Malt’s Drinks by the Dram. Being able to try expensive whiskies without having to shell out for an entire bottle opens up the range that younger, presumably less rich, people will be able to experience quite a bit.

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

      I agree!
      love the drinks by the dram, also let’s you experiment and find your way, then get a bottle. so many bottles out there, even if you have a lot of money, it’s not really possible to get all, space is also an issue. and you might end up with bottles you dont like ;)

      thank you for commenting Jordan.