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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.”

Royal Lochnagar 30 Year Old 1974 - Rare Malts

70cl, 56.2%
Lochnagar

A Rare Malts bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Royal Lochnagar distillery! This one was distilled in 1974 and bottled 30 years later in 2004, and was presented at cask strength. Very…  More info

Royal Lochnagar 30 Year Old 1974 - Rare Malts
30 year old
$359.70

Secret Stills No. 5.1 Lowland 1987

70cl, 45%
Gordon and MacPhail

A single malt from Gordon and MacPhail's Secret Stills range. This Lowland whisky was distilled in 1987. If you'd like to know where it's from, we can't tell you, we can give you some clues though:…  More info

Secret Stills No. 5.1 Lowland 1987
1987 vintage

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
1
30 year old
$76.27

Springbank 30 Year Old 1965 - Lost Bottlings Series (Master of Malt)

70cl, 45.6%
Springbank

This is an incredibly rare and impressive Springbank from our Lost Bottlings Series, which scored 95 points from Jim Murray in his 2014 Whisky Bible. The range represents the very rarest in whiskies,…  More info

Springbank 30 Year Old 1965 - Lost Bottlings Series (Master of Malt)
1
30 year old

Strathclyde 27 Year Old 1987 (cask 10804) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%
Strathclyde

From Douglas Laing's Old Particular range comes a 27 year old Strathclyde single grain Scotch whisky, drawn from a single refill barrel. It was distilled in September 1987 and eventually bottled in…  More info

Strathclyde 27 Year Old 1987 (cask 10804) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage

Strathclyde 28 Year Old 1987 (cask 10982) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%
Strathclyde

Single grain Scotch whisky matured in a single cask (a refill barrel) from September 1987 to November 2015. After 28 years, 160 bottles were produced at 51.5% abv.  More info

Strathclyde 28 Year Old 1987 (cask 10982) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage
$90.43

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

70cl, 56.4%
Strathclyde

A rare single grain whisky from the Strathclyde distillery. This was distilled in January 1980 and matured for 30 years in cask number 1498 before bottling at cask strength in March of 2010. Part of…  More info

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

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1985 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 55%
Strathclyde

A tremendous single cask grain whisky we're delighted to have bottled, distilled in December 1985 and bottled on 12th May 2016. It spent over three decades in a single ex-bourbon barrel that yielded…  More info

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1985 - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
2
30 year old
$158.24

Strathisla 26 Year Old 1987 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 54.5%
Strathisla

An independently bottled single malt from the Strathisla distillery (on the bottle it's been given the traditional Strathisla-Glenlivet name, because WM Cadenhead are old school like that). It was…  More info

Strathisla 26 Year Old 1987 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
1987 vintage

Strathisla 30 Year Old Gordon and MacPhail

70cl, 43%
Strathisla

A well-aged single malt from the Strathisla distillery, matured in first and refill sherry casks for 30 years before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Strathisla 30 Year Old Gordon and MacPhail
3
30 year old

Sweet Peat Posy 1987 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 46%
Bowmore

A Wemyss bottling of Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead from 1987 to 2014. It was bottled with an outturn of 231 bottles. With a title like "Sweet Peat Posy", you'll want…  More info

Sweet Peat Posy 1987 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)
3
1987 vintage
$204.81

Talisker 30 Year Old (2006 Release)

70cl, 51.9%
Talisker

A sublime 30 year old, an instant sell out when this was released in 2006. Just develops and develops, a classic Talisker. Please note: The rear label is peeling slightly but this is still a…  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2006 Release)
30 year old

Talisker 30 Year Old (2007 Release)

70cl, 51%
Talisker

Part of Talisker's yearly release of 30 year olds, all of which have been fantastic, and really well-received. This is the 2007 release, matured in a mix of refill American and European oak.  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2007 Release)
30 year old

Talisker 30 Year Old (2008 Release)

70cl, 49.5%
Talisker

The 2008 release of Talisker 30 year old. This was matured in a mix of refill European and American oak casks. An outturn of under 3,000 bottles, each is individually numbered.  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2008 Release)
30 year old

Talisker 30 Year Old (2009 Release)

70cl, 53.1%
Talisker

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…  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2009 Release)
3
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

Talisker 30 Year Old (2011 Release)

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

A restrained and elegant Talisker 30, this really was one of the best of 2011's Special Releases. Its three decades of maturation have produced an elegant and sophisticated whisky.  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2011 Release)
30 year old
$324.40

Talisker 30 Year Old - Classic Malts & Food Gift Set with 2x Glasses

70cl, 45.8%
Talisker

A Classic Malts & Food Gift Pack, containing a bottle of Talisker 30 Year Old, two tasting glasses and a a recipe book. The 30 year old expression from Talisker on the Isle of Skye is truly something…  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old - Classic Malts & Food Gift Set with 2x Glasses
30 year old
$353.67

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)
3
30 year old

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

70cl, 47.8%
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

Teaninich 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10438) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.8%
Teaninich

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

Teaninich 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10438) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
30 year old
$262.24

Teeling Gold Reserve 26 Year Old Single Malt

70cl, 46%
Teeling

Following on from the 21 Year Old Silver Reserve, this single malt Irish whiskey from Teeling is their Gold Reserve, which is a whopping 26 years old! After being double distilled and spending 25…  More info

Teeling Gold Reserve 26 Year Old Single Malt
3
1987 vintage
$441.99

Teeling Platinum Reserve 30 Year Old Single Malt

70cl, 46%
Teeling

Extraordinarily old Irish whiskey from the Teeling Whiskey Company. This Platinum edition of their Vintage Reserve Collection features 30 year old(!), single malt, double distilled whiskey that was…  More info

Teeling Platinum Reserve 30 Year Old Single Malt
1
30 year old
$1,435.14

The 1987 - 26 Year Old Touch.Pause.Enjoy (The New Zealand Whisky Company)

70cl, 54.5%
The New Zealand Whisky Company

A special release of New Zealand whisky, distilled by the now-closed Willowbank distillery in 1987. The sports fans out there will know that this was the year New Zealand hosted and won the first…  More info

The 1987 - 26 Year Old Touch.Pause.Enjoy (The New Zealand Whisky Company)
1987 vintage
$306.73

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