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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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A single hogshead matured Balmenach (cask number 203), distilled on the 25th January 1984, aged for 25 years and bottled on the 15th September 2009. A release of 159 individually numbered bottles...  More info
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Distilled in 1979, this is a rich, cask-strength Speyside whisky from Berry's Own Selection - a prestigious range from top wine merchants Berry Brothers and Rudd. It's a single cask Balmenach which...  More info
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$219.61
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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$331.60
A stupendously old and rare Balmenach, bottled over 10 years ago. This was distilled in 1971 and aged for 30 years before it was bottled by the independent bottlers Cadenhead.  More info
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$390.48
A rare cask strength Balvenie distilled on the 11th March 1978 and bottled on the 12th February 2009, part of a release of just 176 bottles from cask number 2705.  More info
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A Gold Medal winner at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition, this 30 year old Speyside single malt from Balvenie was matured in American oak and sherry casks before being bottled at...  More info
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30 years old
$458.05
A 25 year old BenRiach distilled in 1984. This was a peated release, and it was finished in Tawny Poirt casks for added sweetness and complexity.  More info
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A big, brooding, smoky, smouldering dram from BenRiach, this was distilled in 1984 and aged for 27 years in a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask. It was bottled at natural cask strength.  More info
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$188.69
A 29 year old single malt from the BenRiach distillery, released as part of their 1th batch of single cask bottlings. This peated whisky was distilled in 1984 and bottled in July 2014, but not before...  More info
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$279.41
BenRiach 30 Year Old
(70cl, 50%)
A 30 year old aged in a combination of bourbon, Oloroso sherry and Gomez sherry, this single malt from BenRiach was heralded by Malt Maniacs who awarded it a Silver Medal.  More info
30 years old
$259.83
BenRiach 30 Year Old 1979
(70cl, 47.90%)
30 year old BenRiach distilled in 1979 and aged in bourbon barrel number 7511, bottled in July 2010 as part of a release of 173 bottles.  More info
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Distilled in 1984 at Benrinnes, this fabulous single cask whisky was bottled by the wine merchants, Berry Brothers and Rudd.  More info
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$126.75
A single cask Benrinnes, matured in refill butt 115 for 24 years and bottled by Signatory on the 5th April 2008. Part of a release of 598 bottles.  More info
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This was distilled at Benrinnes on the 17th October 1984, and it was aged for 25 years in sherry butt number 2273 before bottling on the 19th August 2010 at cask strength. There were 611 numbered...  More info
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$94.41
This was distilled at Benrinnes in October 1984 before a 28 year maturation in a single cask (sherry puncheon number 2269). It was bottled at natural cask strength in 2012 and there are just 285...  More info
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$186.80
A 30 year old expression from Duncan Taylor's Black Bull range, made with grain and malt Scotch whiskies and matured in Sherry casks, imparting a wealth of dark fruit, spice, dark chocolate, tobacco...  More info
30 years old
$295.70
This was distilled at Bowmore on the 12th March 1984 and it was aged in cask M427 for 25 years before bottling in July 2009 by Montgomerie's.  More info
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A 30 year old Bowmore, packaged in a handsome opaque black ceramic decanter bottle, with a beautifully painted sea dragon on the bottle. It has a dragon on it, so you know it must be good.  More info
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30 years old
$781.05
This has recently become a hard to come by bottling from the Brora distillery. A 30 year old released in 2002 as part of a group of older whiskies from the now closed Northern Highland-based...  More info
30 years old
A rare, 30 year old cask strength dram from Brora. The Brora distillery has since been closed and is now used as a warehouse and visitor centre by adjacent distillery, Clynelish.  More info
30 years old
Part of a series of seven releases from the Brora distillery, this is the fourth release of Brora 30 year old and was launched in 2005. There are some cereal notes, with oily spice and a nice breath...  More info
30 years old
Just 2,130 bottles of this fifth-edition of Brora 30 were released. Aged in refill American and European oak casks, this single malt was released in 2006.  More info
30 years old
Just 2,958 individually numbered bottles were released. This Brora 30 year old was matured in refill American and European oak casks and was released in September of 2007.  More info
30 years old
The most recent release of Brora rare, cask strength 30 year old. John Hansell even rated this a whopping 95 points! This is a muscular, powerful dram.  More info
30 years old
$412.42
The 2010 release of Diageo's superb Brora 30yo. A marked improvement on last year's in our humble opinion.  More info
30 years old
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