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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.”

1984
Cask strength 26 year old Tamdhu, this was a single cask (2836) which bore 269 bottles. Bottled by Adelphi in 2011, this is a beautifully rich whisky, with a great deal of complexity.  More info
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£94.65
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
£149.70
What a dram! Every year Diageo offer up some "special releases". These are limited edition, cask strength bottles, rare and often stunning! This Talisker is part of a release of 3,000 bottles, sure to...  More info
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30 years old
Glen Ord 30 Year Old
(70cl, 58.70%)
Released in 2005, a 30 year old from Glen Ord, bottled at cask strength.  More info
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30 years old
£197.01
An amazing single cask Port Ellen, the legendary defunct Islay distillery. This was distilled in November 1979 and aged for a massive 30 years before bottling by Douglas Laing in August 2010. A...  More info
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A Speyside malt, bottled by Bladnoch. This was distilled at Linkwood on the 15th March 1984, and matured for 26 years in cask number 1625 (a hogshead) before bottling on the 15th March 2010. A release...  More info
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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
£612.95
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
£189.28
A glorious 30 year old single malt from Duncan Taylor, Highland Queen Majesty is part of a release of 2,000 bottles, named for Mary Queen of Scots.  More info
30 years old
£108.65
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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£271.52
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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£178.85
A beautifully presented 30 year old single cask whisky distilled on 10th June 1982 at Glencadam in Brechin, situated in the Eastern Highlands. It was then bottled in October 2012 with an outturn of...  More info
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£281.28
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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£393.58
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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£212.26
30 year old Linkwood single malt, you say? The Directors will be happy about this! The Linkwood distillery filled the single cask from which this release was drawn in January 1984, a year before the...  More info
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£230.01
A 30 year old single malt from Islay bottled by Speciality Drinks. Port Askaig is a village in the north east of the island, not far from Caol Ila distillery.  More info
30 years old
£197.01
That there Caol Ila distillery were the clever minds behind this 30 year old single malt Scotch whisky, while Signatory were the careful hands who popped the whisky into the bottles, at cask strength...  More info
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£203.37
Part of Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range, which was introduced in 2014, this Caol Ila certainly fits the bill of being well-matured, sitting at a cool 30 years old. It was distilled in...  More info
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£268.46
A 30 year old single malt from a secret distillery. This was aged in Gordon and MacPhail's own casks, which were first fill sherry in this case. This is a rich, thick drams with loads of complexity.  More info
30 years old
£125.64
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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£332.43
Distilled at the Teaninich distillery in December 1982, this is a 30 year old, single cask Speyside malt. It was aged in a refill butt before bottling for the Directors Cut range in late 2012. A...  More info
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£174.24
Ah, looky! I'd better go and open this window here so I can shout out of it that we have a new sooty, leathery Port Ellen from Douglas Laing in stock. They'll probably all be gone by the time I turn...  More info
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£783.33
A 1984 vintage Glenfarclass bottled in 2011, part of the 7th release of the intriguing Family Casks releases.  More info
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£339.00
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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£272.09
A Douglas Laing bottling of Teaninich 30 year old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Xtra Old Particular range. It was distilled in November 1983, a year before the B side of the distillery...  More info
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£244.73
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