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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.”

Aultmore 30 Year Old 1986 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 56.9%
Aultmore

An indie bottling of Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky from the Aultmore distillery, aged for 30 years - from March 1986 to April 2016. Following this three decade maturation, it was bottled by…  More info

Aultmore 30 Year Old 1986 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
30 year old

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
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30 year old
$240.60

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

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

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

70cl, 56.3%
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

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

70cl, 52.8%
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

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

70cl, 52.8%
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

Balvenie 1978 Vintage Cask

70cl, 53.8%
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, 47.3%
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
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30 year old

BenRiach 1987 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
BenRiach

A refill American hogshead matured Speyside, this was distilled at BenRiach in 1987 before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

BenRiach 1987 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
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1987 vintage

BenRiach 27 Year Old 1987 (cask 3825) - Tawny Port Cask

70cl, 52.9%
BenRiach

A 27 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the BenRiach distillery, which has been treated to a finishing period in a hogshead cask which had previously held tawny Port. It was distilled all the…  More info

BenRiach 27 Year Old 1987 (cask 3825) - Tawny Port Cask
1987 vintage

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

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1979

70cl, 47.9%
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

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 3183) - Peated, Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

70cl, 55.6%
BenRiach

A peated BenRiach, aged for three decades! This 30 year old single malt was distilled in March 1986 and bottled in June 2016 after a finishing period in a Pedro Ximénez hogshead. 307 bottles were…  More info

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 3183) - Peated, Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish
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30 year old

Benrinnes 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 10709) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 57%
Benrinnes

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

Benrinnes 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 10709) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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
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30 year old
$241.18

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

Bowmore 1987 (bottled 2015) (cask 15023) - Angel's Choice (Malts of Scotland)

35cl, 51.3%
Bowmore

Islay whisky enthusiasts will want to pay attention to this one - a well-Sherried single cask Bowmore! It was distilled in 1987 and aged in a Sherry hogshead until 2015, when German bottler Malts of…  More info

Bowmore 1987 (bottled 2015) (cask 15023) - Angel's Choice (Malts of Scotland)
1987 vintage

Bowmore 1987 (bottled 2017) (cask 17014) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 51.3%
Bowmore

Single cask Bowmore, aged in a refill Sherry butt from 1987 to 2017. This incredible Islay whisky is an independent bottling from German bottler Malts of Scotland, with 253 bottles produced.  More info

Bowmore 1987 (bottled 2017) (cask 17014) - Malts of Scotland
1987 vintage
$616.60

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.1%
Bowmore

A rare and very handsome Bowmore, distilled in November of 1987 and aged for 22 years before bottling in April 2010. This was finished in a sherry hogshead which bore 244 bottles of cask strength…  More info

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1987 - The John Milroy Selection (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 48.4%
Berry Brothers and Rudd

This is a twenty-two year old Bowmore bottled as part of the John Milroy Selection for Berry Brothers and Rudd.  More info

Bowmore 22 Year Old 1987 - The John Milroy Selection (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
1987 vintage

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.1%
Bowmore

Matured in a Sherry Butt for 23 years, this single-cask whisky is part of an outturn of only 218 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 23 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1987 (cask 9906) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.2%
Bowmore

This incredible Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in December 1987 and aged for 25 years before being bottled up by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular range of single cask…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1987 (cask 9906) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1987 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.5%
Bowmore

Another fabulous release of single cask Scotch whisky from Hunter Laing, the company created when the two Laing brothers at Douglas Laing went their separate ways. This edition of their Old & Rare…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1987 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
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1987 vintage

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.1%
Bowmore

A 25 year old, single cask Bowmore from Douglas Laing's incredible Old and Rare Platinum Selection. This was distilled in February 1987 and aged in a refill butt before bottling in April 2012. A…  More info

Bowmore 25 Year Old 1987 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage

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