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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.”

Ballantine's 30 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Ballantine's

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

Ballantine's 30 Year Old
2
30 year old
$271.99

Ballantine's 30 Year Old (Old Bottling)

75cl, 43%
Ballantine's

An old bottling of Ballantine's 30 Year Old that's in good condition. It comes complete with a particularly smart lockable presentation box and key.  More info

Ballantine's 30 Year Old (Old Bottling)
30 year old
$271.93

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

70cl, 49.30%
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
$302.15

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
$169.92

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
$256.58

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
$256.58

Balvenie 1978 Vintage Cask

70cl, 53.80%
Balvenie

A rare cask strength Balvenie distilled on the 11th March 1978 and bottled on the 12th February 2009, part of a release of just 176 bottles from cask number 2705.  More info

Balvenie 1978 Vintage Cask
30 year old

Balvenie 30 Year Old 2013 Release

70cl, 47.30%
Balvenie

A Gold Medal winner at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition, this 30 year old Speyside single malt from Balvenie was matured in American oak and sherry casks before being bottled at…  More info

Balvenie 30 Year Old 2013 Release
3
30 year old
$354.43

Balvenie 30 Year Old 2014 Release

70cl, 47.30%
Balvenie

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

Balvenie 30 Year Old 2014 Release
1
30 year old
$820.37

Bell's Queen's 60th Birthday Decanter - 1986

75cl, 43%
Bell's

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 60th birthday, Bell's released this collectible decanter - shaped like a bell, of course.  More info

Bell's Queen's 60th Birthday Decanter - 1986
1986 vintage
$87.04

BenRiach 12 Year Old 1986 35cl (Signatory)

35cl, 43%
BenRiach

A half bottle of 12 year old BenRiach, distilled on the 19th May 1986 and aged in casks 4804 and 4805 before bottling in June 1998 by Signatory.  More info

BenRiach 12 Year Old 1986 35cl (Signatory)
12 year old

BenRiach 1986

70cl, 55%
BenRiach

A 1986 Vintage from the BenRiach distillery.  More info

BenRiach 1986
1986 vintage

BenRiach 29 Year Old 1986 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 50.10%
BenRiach

29 year old BenRiach single malt Scotch whisky, released for the WM Cadenhead Small Batch range. It was distilled in 1986, a year after BenRiach increased their number of stills from two to four, and…  More info

BenRiach 29 Year Old 1986 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
29 year old
$168.88

BenRiach 30 Year Old

70cl, 50%
BenRiach

A 30 year old aged in a combination of bourbon, Oloroso sherry and Gomez sherry, this single malt from BenRiach was heralded by Malt Maniacs who awarded it a Silver Medal.  More info

BenRiach 30 Year Old
30 year old
$201.05

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1979

70cl, 47.90%
BenRiach

30 year old BenRiach distilled in 1979 and aged in bourbon barrel number 7511, bottled in July 2010 as part of a release of 173 bottles.  More info

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1979
30 year old

Benromach 30 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Benromach

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…  More info

Benromach 30 Year Old
9
30 year old
$272.64

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
$228.80

Blair Athol 25 Year Old 1986 (Adelphi)

70cl, 52.90%
Blair Athol

Aged for 25 years in a single refill bourbon cask, this was distilled in 1986 at Blair Athol, and it was bottled by Adelphi. A release of 184 bottles.  More info

Blair Athol 25 Year Old 1986 (Adelphi)
25 year old

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (bottled 2015) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 49.30%
Bowmore

Oooh, 30 year old Bowmore - very exciting stuff from Gleann Mór's A Rare Find range! This was distilled on the Island of Islay in March 1985 and bottled in May 2015 with an outturn of 74 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (bottled 2015) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
30 year old
$384.64

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 1062) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 52.30%
Bowmore

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

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 1062) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
30 year old
$400.19

Bowmore 30 Year Old Sea Dragon Decanter

70cl, 43%
Bowmore

A 30 year old Bowmore, packaged in a handsome opaque black ceramic decanter bottle, with a beautifully painted sea dragon on the bottle. It has a dragon on it, so you know it must be good.  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old Sea Dragon Decanter
3
30 year old
$604.35

Brora 30 Year Old (2002 Release)

70cl, 52.40%
Brora

This has recently become a hard to come by bottling from the Brora distillery. A 30 year old released in 2002 as part of a group of older whiskies from the now closed Northern Highland-based…  More info

Brora 30 Year Old (2002 Release)
30 year old

Brora 30 Year Old (2003 Release)

70cl, 55.70%
Brora

A rare, 30 year old cask strength dram from Brora. The Brora distillery has since been closed and is now used as a warehouse and visitor centre by adjacent distillery, Clynelish.  More info

Brora 30 Year Old (2003 Release)
30 year old

Brora 30 Year Old (2005 Release)

70cl, 56.30%
Brora

Part of a series of seven releases from the Brora distillery, this is the fourth release of Brora 30 year old and was launched in 2005. There are some cereal notes, with oily spice and a nice breath…  More info

Brora 30 Year Old (2005 Release)
30 year old

Brora 30 Year Old (2006 Release)

70cl, 55.70%
Brora

Just 2,130 bottles of this fifth-edition of Brora 30 were released. Aged in refill American and European oak casks, this single malt was released in 2006.  More info

Brora 30 Year Old (2006 Release)
30 year old

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