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30 Year Old Whisky

Thirty (30) Year Old Whisky is really quite rare in the world of whisky. Thirty years is a long time for any spirit to mature, and the rate of evaporation (also known as the Angels’ Share) of roughly 2% per annum means that after 30 years, only 55% (approximately) of the original barrel will be left!

30 year old whisky is a traditional gift for a particularly 30th Birthday Present for a special man or lady, or perhaps a Christmas present. Also particularly popular for Fathers day.

Thirty Year old whiskies are usually not only complex and interesting, but also very smooth due to the extended aging process.

In 1981, many noteworthy events hit the headlines:

Whisky lover and eyebrow raiser Sir Roger Moore starred in the excellent For Your Eyes Only which was one of the top grossing films of 1986 (it was released in 1981).

The first ever London Marathon was run in March of 1981, and there were 7,500 runners, the majority of whom did not drink single malt whisky or bourbon during the event.

In September 1981, the eminent US journalist Walter Cronkite retired. The whiskey drinking Xzibit once declared “I stand behind the mic like Walter Cronkite.”

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This is the oldest distillery release from Auchroisk and has been bottled at 54.7%abv from re-fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. This is a limited edition of 2,976 bottles and was released in 2012...  More info
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30 years old
$374.96
The 30 year old is a superb blend from Ballantines. It won a Gold at the International Spirits Challenge and Jim Murray gave it 92 points.  More info
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30 years old
$608.47
Balmenach don't bottle their own single malt, and the majority makes its way into blends such as Hankey Bannister, of which it's a key component. It's always nice then when an independent bottling...  More info
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$352.60
This is the 2014 release of Balvenie's 30 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a mixture of traditional oak and Sherry casks selected by David Stewart, Balvenie's Malt Master. Previous...  More info
30 years old
$773.56
A Hunter Laing bottling of 28 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Benrinnes distillery in Speyside. Part of the Hunter Laing Old & Rare Platinum collection, this whisky sat in a single refill...  More info
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$451.99
30 year old Caol Ila single malt, bottled for the Duncan Taylor Single collection. This Sherried Islay dram has matured from May 1983 to February 2014, when it was bottled with an outturn of just 66...  More info
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$653.81
From Fettercairn's superb, newly redesigned range. Very smart looking, this 24 year old also boasts an impressive flavour; Serge Valentin of WhiskyFun.com commented that this is "an old Highlander in...  More info
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$213.79
Fettercairn 30 Year Old
(70cl, 43.30%)
The amazing 30 year old Fettercairn from their redesigned range. It was distilled in 1978 and has a lot of thick Oloroso sherry notes coming through. Just delicious stuff, and it looks great too!  More info
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$335.89
A heavily sherried 30 year old from Glenfarclas, this was a winner at the International Spirits Challenge.  More info
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30 years old
$243.40
Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old
(70cl, 44.80%)
The Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old was the first release from the distillery after the new owners took the reins in 2013, and they certainly started off on the right foot. It is presented in a rather...  More info
30 years old
$345.36
Official bottlings of Glenugie single malt Scotch whisky are rare as hen's teeth, considering the distillery was closed in 1983. This is the second release from the Deoch an Doras range of official...  More info
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$451.04
After spending 30 years maturing, this Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky has earned the right to be enjoy very slowly, to have every sip savoured. Bottled at a slightly lower abv than previous...  More info
30 years old
$622.86
Jura's new 30 year old was nicknamed after the Standing Stone (the Carnas an Staca) - the name of the Isle of Jura's eight standing stones. These are the remains of an ancient stone circle which was...  More info
30 years old
$607.01
An independent bottling of Longmorn single malt Scotch whisky, selected by Montgomerie's for their Rare Select range. The whisky matured in a sherry cask for 28 years before bottling.  More info
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$322.25
The Duncan Taylor Single selection are a wonderfully lavish series of independently bottled rare whiskies from top distilleries, presented in gorgeous hardwood and leather boxes. This edition is a 30...  More info
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$552.23
Saying that Port Ellen whisky is sought-after is like saying jam is pretty good on toast - a massive understatement! The distillery on Islay closed in 1983, to the disappointment of many who loved...  More info
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$2999.38
A restrained and elegant Talisker 30, this really was one of the best of 2011's Special Releases. Its three decades of maturation have produced an elegant and sophisticated whisky.  More info
30 years old
$492.26
A 2012 bottling of Talisker's 30 year old, massively satisfying single malt from the distillery on the Isle of Skye. Also, the box is jazzier than previous 30 year old releases! Nice! 3,186 bottles...  More info
30 years old
$597.11
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Extraordinarily old Irish whiskey from the Teeling Whiskey Company. This Platinum edition of their Vintage Reserve Collection features 30 year old(!), single malt, double...  More info
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$2225.90
The 30 year old edition of Girvan single grain Scotch whisky, part of the new range from William Grant and Sons which aims to give grain whisky the respect it deserves. What better way to do that...  More info
30 years old
$622.86
This delicious 30 year old from Tomatin replaces the 25 year old bottling and is limited to just 2000 bottles a year.  More info
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30 years old
$343.86
This single malt from Knockdhu was distilled in 1975 and bottled in September 2005. A great 30 year old anCnoc, at a higher strength.  More info
30 years old
About as rare as they come, this is one of the very last whiskies released before Ardbeg shut down for a few years. Highly collectable and absolutely incredible in flavour (we've heard).  More info
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30 years old
$1018.22
A single cask Auchentoshan. This was matured in a bourbon barrel, single cask number 266, for 25 years. This is a rare release of just 148 bottles, bottled by Signatory.  More info
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A recently released bourbon cask matured Auchentoshan, distilled in 1978, matured for 30 years and bottled at cask strength in 2009 as part of a release of 480 bottles.  More info
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$560.57
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