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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.”

Auchroisk 30 Year Old (2012 Special Release)

70cl, 54.70%
Auchroisk

This is the oldest distillery release from Auchroisk and has been bottled at 54.7%abv from re-fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. This is a limited edition of 2,976 bottles and was released in 2012.  More info

Auchroisk 30 Year Old (2012 Special Release)
3
30 year old
$253.93

Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 11272) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48%
Hunter Laing

Hunter Laing are being coy about which distillery this 28 year old single malt Scotch whisky came from, but they did tell us that it's from Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery - which sound pretty…  More info

Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 11272) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
28 year old

Glenturret 26 Year Old 1986 - Limited Edition (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 46.80%
Glenturret

Released by Hunter Laing in collaboration with the Glenturret distillery in the Highlands, this 1986 vintage single malt Scotch whisky has been strictly limited to 2400 bottles. Matured for 26 years…  More info

Glenturret 26 Year Old 1986 - Limited Edition (Hunter Laing)
1
26 year old

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10162) - Executive Decision (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.80%
Balmenach

Not often you see Balmenach single malt, is it? Very exciting stuff. This is an independent bottling of whisky from the distillery in Speyside, who are known for rather bold, meaty malts. It was…  More info

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10162) - Executive Decision (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Spirit of Freedom 30 Year Old Blended Scotch

70cl, 46%
J and A Mitchell

30 year old blended Scotch whisky, crafted by Springbank's owners, J & A Mitchell. This fantastic expression was produced to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, so this…  More info

Spirit of Freedom 30 Year Old Blended Scotch
2
30 year old
$80.19

Teaninich 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9323) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.80%
Teaninich

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

Teaninich 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9323) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Dalmore 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 3093) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%
Dalmore

This independently bottled 27 year old Dalmore single malt might not have the stag's head on the bottle, but it is still definitely a thing of beauty. It was distilled in June 1986 and matured in…  More info

Dalmore 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 3093) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
1
27 year old

Dufftown 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 8232) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.70%
Dufftown

This was distilled at Dufftown in March of 1982. It was aged for 30 years in a single sherry butt (number 8232) before bottling in March 2012 for Douglas Laing's Directors Cut range. A release of 189…  More info

Dufftown 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 8232) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 1606) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.70%
Glen Mhor

Though the Glen Mhor distillery has been silent for decades now, some of their whisky still finds its way to bottles somehow - the Glen Mhor legacy continues! This bottling comes to us by way of…  More info

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 1606) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
1
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 5287) - Artist #4 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 53.90%
Caol Ila

This is an independent bottling of Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1983 and bottled at over 30 years old in 2014. It comes to us as part of La Maison du Whisky's 4th edition of their…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 5287) - Artist #4 (La Maison du Whisky)
30 year old

Black Bull 30 Year Old (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 50%
Duncan Taylor

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

Black Bull 30 Year Old (Duncan Taylor)
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 405033) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 52.90%
Caol Ila

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

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 405033) - The Duncan Taylor Single
30 year old

Glenturret 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 308) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48.50%
Glenturret

From the Glenturret distillery comes this 27 year old single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead cask from December 1986 to May 2014. It was bottled by Signatory for their frequently…  More info

Glenturret 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 308) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
27 year old

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition)

70cl, 43%
Master of Malt

This is the fifth edition of our thirty year old Speyside Scotch Single Malt Whisky. This edition is completed with a new bottle and label design whilst the distillery remains secret and the whisky…  More info

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition)
2
30 year old

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10162) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.80%
Balmenach

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

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10162) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Miltonduff 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6136) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 42.80%
Miltonduff

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

Miltonduff 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6136) - The Duncan Taylor Single
30 year old

MacPhail's 30 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Gordon and MacPhail

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

MacPhail's 30 Year Old
30 year old

Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1978 - Vintage Edition

70cl, 57.80%
Glen Garioch

A stunning 1978 vintage release from Glen Garioch with all new packaging. A limited release of 1,320 cask strength bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1978 - Vintage Edition
1
30 year old
$416.36

Linkwood 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 8250) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.70%
Linkwood

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

Linkwood 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 8250) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Glencadam 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 730) - Limited Edition

70cl, 46%
Glencadam

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

Glencadam 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 730) - Limited Edition
30 year old
$304.01

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 58.40%
Glenfarclas

Release number nine of Glenfarclas 1986 from the Family Cask collection comes in the shape of 574 bottles of lip-smackingly good single malt Scotch whisky that has been matured in a sherry butt and…  More info

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask Release IX
1986 vintage
$257.86

Glenturret 26 Year Old 1986 (cask 295) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52.20%
Glenturret

At 26 years old, this Glenturret is ready to be tasted, so says Signatory (and they would know). It was distilled by the Perthshire distillery in November 1986 and bottled at cask strength in October…  More info

Glenturret 26 Year Old 1986 (cask 295) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
26 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 5301) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48.90%
Caol Ila

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…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 5301) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Glen Spey 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 1982) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)

70cl, 52.50%
Glen Spey

Drawn from a single bourbon barrel, this 27 year old Glen Spey was bottled by A. D. Rattray in January 2014. It was popped into the barrel by the distillery in Speyside in September 1986. 224 bottles…  More info

Glen Spey 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 1982) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)
27 year old

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1979 (cask 156) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 56.30%
Balmenach

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

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1979 (cask 156) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
30 year old
$151.92

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