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Master of Malt Announce the Launch of a 60 Year Old Speyside Single Malt!
Master of Malt Announce the Launch of a 60 Year Old Speyside Single Malt!
07 March 2014

Online retailer and independent bottler Master of Malt have added a 60 year old expression to their Secret Bottlings series of Speyside Single Malt Scotch whiskies. 

Master of Malt's Secret Bottlings series already contains multi-award-winning 30, 40 and 50 year old expressions of extraordinary single malts, each from secret Speyside distilleries. These will soon to be joined by Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside, an astonishingly well-aged whisky that’s not only Master of Malt’s oldest ever bottling, but amongst the oldest whiskies ever released, which will retail at a price of just £999.95! 

The series has already received considerable recognition with the 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Ed.) receiving a Gold Outstanding medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and the 40 Year Old (2nd Ed.) being named Best In Class at the International Spirits Challenge in 2013. The 50 Year Old (3rd Ed.), meanwhile, received a quite remarkable score of 96.5 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014.

 By not revealing the names of the distilleries where these whiskies were distilled, Master of Malt are able to offer single malts of unbelievable quality at a fraction of the price that would otherwise be possible. In a world where of five-figure price tags on whiskies that are 50 years old and younger, and anything from £8,000 to £100,000 for the small number of 60 year-old-plus releases, it’s seemingly unthinkable that customers will soon be able to get their hands on a whisky of such extraordinary age for under £1,000 a bottle. In this instance, the £1000 is spent on truly exquisite, exceptionally well-aged whisky, not on branding and advertising. 

This extraordinary sixty year old single malt represents an incredible piece of history. The world was a very different place 60 years ago, after all. Back in 1954, people spent a lot more time reading things called books, for example, with The Lord of The Rings and Lord of the Flies both having first been published that year. It would be another 4 whole years before the blouse-wearing tycoon Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance) was born though, a man who would go on to roundly trounce both titles in the hot topic of ‘who is the best lord’.


Tasting Note for Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside (1st Edition)

Nose: Beautiful malt to the fore, with a sublime backing of nutmeg, cocoa butter and raisin. Gentle waves of soft white grapes, custard apples and golden syrup. Astonishingly refined oaken notes. 

Palate: Creamy, mouth-filling palate entry delivering a touch of chocolate and ground allspice. Quite tropical too - there’s a note of coconut, perhaps mango. An ethereal high-note akin to tomato stems. With time, it becomes quite herbal, with a potpourri-like character, sitting very nicely atop a solid core of rich, thick malt. 

Finish: A long, elegant finish, trailing off gracefully with pipe tobacco, molasses and dried herbs. A slice of tangy green apple lingers.


Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside (1st Edition) 

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition)

Master of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside (2nd Edition)

Master of Malt 50 Year Old Speyside (4th Edition)


About Master of Malt:

  • Established in 1985
  • Master of Malt is one of the UK's leading Online Spirits Merchants, with a huge range of whiskies, rum, brandies, gins, cocktails and many other fine spirits.
  • UK Next Day Delivery from £6.95

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