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50 Year Old Whisky

Fifty (50) Year Old Whisky is rather like the holy grail in whisky terms. So few Casks of whisky will reach 50 years old and still be drinkable as to be a tiny, tiny fraction of a percent. Several 50 year old whiskies retail for in excess of £5,000, and finding one for less than £1000 these days is somewhat of a rarity! 50 year old whisky casks will generally have lost between 60 and 80% to the angels’ share.

50 year old whisky is truly unsurpassed as a gift for a 50th Birthday - make someone’s (half) century, and give them a bottle. Why not give a bottle of 50 year old whisky as a fathers day gift, or a Christmas present?

Fifty Year Old whisky is such a rarity, that only a few very fortunate people will ever sample its astonishing complexity.

1961 seems like a long time ago, here are a few reminders of some of the events from that year:

1961 was the last upside-down year; one whose numerals look the same when flipped vertically. The last once prior was 1881, and the next one will be in 6009, when we might not even have such a thing as whisky.

In February 1961, China could have made whisky with the grain they bought from Canada for $60 million!

In April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. He was from Russia, where they famously prefer vodka to whisky.

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A 50 year old whisky, matured in Gordon and MacPhail's casks, distilled in 1937 at a secret distillery.  More info
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A very well-aged malt from 1938, this was matured for 50 years in Gordon and MacPhail's warehouses in Elgin, Speyside.  More info
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This was distilled to order in 1940, before being matured in Gordon and MacPhail's own casks. The birthplace of this whisky has been kept a secret, you'll have to try it for yourself to find out!  More info
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The oldest and rarest whisky in our collection. This is a superbly complex and multi-layered single malt from a well-known Speyside distillery.  More info
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Here it is - the third edition of our astounding, palate seducing, sensation that is our fifty year old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky! This bottling from our Secret Bottlings Series is packaged...  More info
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This is the second edition of our Master of Malt 50 year old Speyside.
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This is a stupendous bottling of the North British grain whisky boasting an astonishing fifty years of cask ageing.  More info
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Absolutely staggering single cask grain whisky bottled for Douglas Laing's Director's Cut range. This was distilled in 1962 and aged for 50 years before bottling at natural cask strength. Wonderful…  More info
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Grain whisky aged for 50 years in a refill sherry butt. 50 years! Half a century! Extraordinary stuff courtesy of Douglas Laing's Directors' Cut range. Distilled at North British in December 1962, it...  More info
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Cor blimey! This Sovereign bottling of North British single grain Scotch whisky is 50 years old! It comes bottled at a solid 57.2% abv, made possible by Hunter Laing.  More info
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A first fill sherry hogshead matured 1964 vintage from the Strathisla distillery. This was bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. Nicely smoky, the sherry provides great balance.  More info
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