We asked Patrick if he had any plans to open his rare bottle of The Glenlivet:
“I don’t have plans to open or drink the whisky anytime soon. It’s hard to think of a special occasion that would warrant me opening this bottle – but if my first child grows up to be an adult who also enjoys Scotch whisky, I would love to open the bottle to enjoy it with him or her.”
A word of warning to anyone considering opening a historic bottle of whisky – if the bottle is opened for the sake of trying it, it immediately loses its value because, once opened, there is no way of guaranteeing it to be genuine. Also, opening an old bottle will likely damage the cork, and allow the whisky to deteriorate over time, meaning you’d have to drink it. Which, let’s face it, wouldn’t be the end of the world. Just don’t forget to invite us along.
“We are always on the lookout for old bottles of The Glenlivet – we have a good collection from the 1960s onwards but are interested in genuine distillery bottlings as far back as we can get them.” -CHRIS BROUSSEAU, THE GLENLIVET ARCHIVIST
If you own an old or rare bottle of The Glenlivet and would like to find out more information about it, we’d love to hear from you.