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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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Distilled in December 1984 and bottled in February 2015, just 225 bottles of this 30 year old Auchentoshan single malt were produced from cask 10702.  More info
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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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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
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A thickly sherried Benrinnes. This is a limited edition, distilled in 1985. A release of 6,000 individually numbered bottles.  More info
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Distilled at Benrinnes in October 1994, Douglas Laing chose to bottle it in February 2015 as part of their 'extra old' Old Particular range extension.  More info
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Benromach 30 Year Old
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This fantastic thirty year old whisky from Speyside's smallest distillery is matured in first and refill sherry casks to create this rich dram which scored 95.5 out of 100 in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible...  More info
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This one certainly is 'A Rare Find' indeed - An independent bottling of 30 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky! It was distilled back in March 1985, matured in cask #1062 and bottled in May...  More info
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Fancy some well-aged Caol Ila? Well Gleann Mór have just the thing for that hankering with this independently bottled Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask for 30 years! It was...  More info
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Fettercairn 30 Year Old
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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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This is a 30 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Macduff distillery, who release their expressions under than name Glen Deveron. It was originally released for the Travel Retail market as part...  More info
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A rich, tasty Glen Grant distilled in July 1985 and aged in wine-finished barrel for 25 years before bottling in February of 2011 at natural cask strength for Douglas Laing's Old and Rare Platinum...  More info
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Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old
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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
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A well-Sherried single cask Glengoyne! Yummers! This one was distilled back in 1985, matured in cask #103 and eventually bottled in 1997. This'll be a massive treat for fans of spectacularly Sherried...  More info
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Single cask Highland Park whisky, bottled for the Mackillop's Choice range. This particular bottling comes from a cask that was laid down in February 1985 and opened in March 2014. 258 bottles of...  More info
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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
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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
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30 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, presented by Douglas Laing as part of their Xtra Old Particular range, which is reserved for well-aged, rare whiskies (and this certainly fits the bill...  More info
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From Hunter Laing's fantastic Old & Rare Platinum series, reserved for some incredible independently bottled whiskies, comes a 30 year old Macallan single malt! This was distilled up in Speyside in...  More info
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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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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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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
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Ooh, 30 year old Tormore single malt Scotch whisky! It's not often you see whiskies this old from the distillery in Speyside, which was founded in 1958 (so it's relatively young compared to some...  More info
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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
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