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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.”

Glenglassaugh 1986 - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glenglassaugh

This is a 1986 vintage Glenglassaugh, the year that the distillery was closed before it was again reopened in 2005.  More info

Glenglassaugh 1986 - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
1986 vintage

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 (Celtic Heartlands)

70cl, 51.9%
Caol Ila

A single cask, cask strength Caol Ila aged for a whopping 30 years. Chosen by Bruichladdich's Jim McEwan and bottled as part of his Celtic Heartland's range.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 (Celtic Heartlands)
30 year old

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1980 Cask 1500 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.1%
Strathclyde

This was distilled at Strathclyde grain distillery in January 1980 and aged for 30 years in cask 1500 before bottling by Duncan Taylor in September 2010. A release of 166 bottles.  More info

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1980 Cask 1500 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
30 year old

Talisker 30 Year Old (2010 Release)

70cl, 57.3%
Talisker

A cask strength, 30 year old from Diageo's Special Releases. The Talisker is made by blending refill American and European oak casks together. A release of 3,000 bottles.  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2010 Release)
30 year old

Glenlochy 30 Year Old 1980 Cask 2824 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.9%
Glenlochy

Distilled at Glenlochy on the 4th September 1980, this was aged in a single hogshead for 30 years before bottling for the Signatory's Cask Strength Collection. A release of 224 bottles.  More info

Glenlochy 30 Year Old 1980 Cask 2824 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1971 - Chairman's Stock (Cadenhead's)

70cl, 49.3%
Balmenach

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

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1971 - Chairman's Stock (Cadenhead's)
30 year old

Port Dundas 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 8416) - Directors' Cut (Dougas Laing)

70cl, 58.7%
Port Dundas

A wonderful old single cask grain whisky from Douglas Laing's Director's Cut range. This was distilled in February 1982 and aged for 30 years in refill hogshead 8416 before bottling in April 2012. A…  More info

Port Dundas 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 8416) - Directors' Cut (Dougas Laing)
30 year old

Glenrothes 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Glenrothes

A 30 year old from the Glenrothes distillery, aged in first fill sherry casks, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Glenrothes 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
30 year old

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 (Cask 9458) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.5%
The Glenlivet

This is an excellent single cask bottling of one of the world's best selling single malt whiskies. Signatory have bottled this Glenlivet at a natural cask strength of 53.5% without chill-filtration…  More info

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 (Cask 9458) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (4th Edition)

70cl, 40%
Master of Malt

The 4th edition of our stunning (if we do say so ourselves) 30 year old single malt from a secret Speyside distillery. After a slightly lighter 3rd edition, this is a return to sherried form,…  More info

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (4th Edition)
30 year old

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1986 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.3%
Bunnahabhain

A beautiful cask-strength Bunnahabhain, distilled in 1986 and aged in standard casks before a finish in small "Octave" casks which give additional spice and complexity.  More info

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1986 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
25 year old

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.8%
Port Ellen

A marvellous and decidedly rare Port Ellen distilled in April 1982 and aged for a massive 30 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling in April 2012 for Douglas Laing's premium Old and Rare…  More info

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Carsebridge 30 Year Old 1981 - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.1%
Carsebridge

A 30 year old single cask grain whisky from Carsebridge. This was distilled in 1981 and aged in refill hogshead 7780 before bottling at natural cask strength for the Clan Denny range.  More info

Carsebridge 30 Year Old 1981 - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.2%
Port Ellen

A marvellous and decidedly rare Port Ellen distilled in 1982 and aged for a massive 30 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling in 2012 for Douglas Laing's premium Old and Rare Platinum…  More info

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)
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30 year old

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1986 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glen Garioch

A spicy, rich Glen Garioch distilled in May of 1986, aged for 25 years in a single refill hogshead and bottled in November 2011 for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range.  More info

Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1986 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
25 year old

Inchgower 21 Year Old 1986 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Inchgower

This was distilled at Inchgower in June of 1986. It was aged for 21 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in December of 2007. A release of just 240 bottles from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask…  More info

Inchgower 21 Year Old 1986 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
21 year old

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glen Mhor

This was distilled at the Glen Mhor distillery in August 1982. It was then aged for 30 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in October 2012. There are just 228 bottles available, from Douglas…  More info

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
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30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 - Old & Rare (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.4%
Caol Ila

A beautiful single cask, 30 year old Caol Ila from Douglas Laing's wonderful Old and Rare Platinum Selection. This was distilled in November 1980, and it was matured in a refill hogshead before…  More info

 Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 - Old & Rare (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Aultmore 30 Year Old 1982 Cask 8533 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Aultmore

A release of just 238 bottles of this extraordinary single cask Aultmore. This was distilled in May of 1982 and aged for 30 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in May 2012 for the Old Malt…  More info

Aultmore 30 Year Old 1982 Cask 8533 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Dufftown 30 Year Old 1982 Cask 9272 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Dufftown

This was distilled at the Dufftown distillery in November 1982 before a 30 year maturation in a single cask (a refill hogshead). It was bottled for the Old Malt Cask range in November 2012 and there…  More info

Dufftown 30 Year Old 1982 Cask 9272 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Tamdhu 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Tamdhu

This Tamdhu was matured for 30 years in first fill sherry hogsheads and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Tamdhu 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
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30 year old

Miltonduff 30 Year Old 1981 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.6%
Miltonduff

This thirty year old Miltonduff was bottled by Duncan Taylor for their Dimensions range of whiskies. It was bottled at natural cask strength without chill-filtration or caramel colouring.  More info

Miltonduff 30 Year Old 1981 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
30 year old

Glen Spey 1981 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%
Glen Spey

Distilled in 1981 at Glen Spey, this was bottled for Berry Brothers and Rudd, and it offers oodles of honeyed, spicy flavour with ripe fruit and hints of smoke.  More info

Glen Spey 1981 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
30 year old
$104.58

Port Dundas 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9283) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 58.1%
Port Dundas

This is a staggeringly rich, intense single cask grain whisky from the Directors Cut range. It was distilled at Port Dundas in January 1982 before a 30 year maturation in a single hogshead. It was…  More info

Port Dundas 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9283) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Glentauchers 30 Year Old 1981 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 57.8%
Glentauchers

There are not many bottles of old Glentauchers around so this one from Signatory might not be about long. Released as part of the Cask Strength Collection.  More info

Glentauchers 30 Year Old 1981 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

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