'Whisky Galore!' the wartime film and story of the people of Eriskay seizing upon the whisky cargo of a nearby shipwreck, has forged headlines and cultural associations of the drink, since it hit our screens almost 65 years ago. And the associations continue to this day. Last week, one lucky buyer paid £12,050 for two bottles of that now infamous cargo.
This commonly asked question about whisky is one that keeps cropping up amongst drinkers and consumers. It is also a common view in a similar way to the way one thinks about older wines. It is often heard or assumed that the increased age of a whisky therefore makes it the better than its younger counterparts. But is this statement true or is it a common misconception?
Whisky is a popular Father's Day gift, but buying it can be daunting experience if you don't know about whisky, especially if you buy it rarely. The big question is, which of the vast array of bottles on the shelf is the right one to choose? Here is our quick guide to help you buy the correct present for your dad.