What happened to Michael Jackson’s whisky samples?
This is just a random thought here. Nothing more than that. It came to me the other night when I was strolling through my whiskies looking for something to drink (after I already had a couple of drams).
I have a lot of whisky samples, but surely nothing like Michael had. I remember Michael showing me his samples many years ago. After his unfortunate passing, I wonder what ever became of all of them? I’m sure people would have paid just to walk through the room with all his samples and look at them all. No doubt there were some interesting gems in there, dating back many years.
The good news is that I’m seeing some of them surface for charitable causes. I was told some were at Whisky Live in London which were sold for charity. And I recently read that Berry Brothers and Rudd released a bottling which contained some of his samples. This is all good news, because I would have hated to see such a treasure just fade away.
Another random thought here: they could have put it all on display somewhere. Maybe we should have a whisky museum somewhere, with a special area dedicated to Michael Jackson? I visited the Country Music Hall of Fame once, and they had a section dedicated to Hank Williams. Surely Michael deserves the same?