Bar 1919 Hosts Glenfiddich 50-Year-Scotch Tasting

Bar 1919 owner Don Marsh holds the $25,000 bottle.

Scotchy-Scotch-Scotch. That was literally my extent of knowledge on the spirit until one of our summer interns compiled this awesome blog post: Five things You Need to Know About Scotch.

You can learn more about single malt Scotch this Wednesday, September 4 if you have $1,500 around. Don Marsh over at Bar 1919  (1420 S Alamo) will host a very exclusive and intimate tasting of one of 185, 50-year single malt Scotch whiskies ever made by Glenfiddich. Fifty bottles were released this year and only six have made it over to the States.

Marsh, a Scotch aficionado who's been in the business for 23 years, received the $25,000 bottle (which comes inside a locked case) last week.

"It's locked up in a very safe place," he said.

The $1,500 per person tasting will include a 30 year 1974 vintage along with other rare single malts and a five-course dinner prepared by Feast chef, Stefan Bowers. Glenfiddich Ambassador, David Allardice will play host. As of Tuesday night, nine people had RSVPed for the tasting, but call 210-227-1420 in case they can squeeze in an extra guest.

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