Originally Posted by powderhound
I hate to burst your bubble, but Whisky doesn't age in the bottle, it's pretty much going to be exactly the same as any Chivas 12 year you can buy at your local liquor store.
There may be some increased value due to the age, but this is one of the more common blends you can buy.
If there's any sentimental value, I'd hold on to it, or better yet drink it to his honor.
This is totally untrue. Apart from the fact that according to many experts whisky does
change in the bottle, no blend made 25 years ago will contain exactly the same malt and grain whisky as today. Put this one next to a new one and I guarantee they will be very different, and the older one will probably taste nicer.