Old & Rare 101
Angus and Jonny are co-organisers of the Whisky Show Old & Rare, and in their own tasting they bought guests a selection of ancient drams in an unrepeatable line-up that includesd bottles stretching back to the early 20th century alongside rarities from some of Scotland’s most iconic distilleries.
Passionate about old style whisky, Angus and Jonny talked through some of the many changes that have taken place in whisky production over the past century and illustrate them with truly beautiful drams.
Old Clynelish vs Old Highland Park
While The Whisky Show is already known for attracting some of the finest presenters, whiskies and masterclasses, this one may have been our finest yet.
Serge Valentin is the brains behind Whiskyfun and is known around the world as the Brora and Clynelish enthusiast. For this class he was joined by friend and whisky accomplice Olivier Humbrecht. Well known in whisky circles as a Highland Park collector, Olivier is also one of the world’s leading winemakers – he was the first Frenchman to gain the Master of Wine qualification and is responsible for leading the way in biodynamic winemaking practices across Europe.
Together they make quite a pair and the lineup they put together for this masterclass – drawn entirely from their own personal collections – was not to be missed.