Hi, I thought you might like this article - [url]. Send Pre-Prohibition whiskey, lates white Chartreuse—in the fine and rare alcohol game, wine has finally got some serious competition. The reason people covet older bottles of wine is because much of it will change and improve in the cellar. The immediate question is whether the same thing happens with spirits.
How Vintage Spirits Became the Holy Grail of Drinking - How to Find Vintage Alcohol Bottles
Are old cognacs, whiskies and gins really worth the time and effort it takes to track them down? Or are they just expensive, intimidating and the bartender's ultimate conceit? What is a mature spirit? When does a spirit officially become 'vintage'?
This is a very rare bottling - these bottles were the very last stock produced by Pernod before the ban in They were sent to Holland for safekeeping and a small quantity were released 25 years later for export in with this special overprinted label. The balance of the stocks was unfortunately destroyed by bombing during the war.
Every product was carefully curated by an Esquire editor. We may earn a commission from these links. Aug 31, Jeffrey Westbrook A few months ago, I was summoned to a hotel in midtown Manhattan to taste something that is older than most people on earth. A bottle costs thousands.