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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.”

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Caol Ila

Single cask Islay malt, this was distilled at Caol Ila in November 1979 and matured for 30 years in a refill butt before bottling in January 2010. Part of a release of 266 bottles, bottled by Douglas…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
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30 year old

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

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

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Caol Ila

An old, rich Caol Ila, distilled in September 1980 and aged for 30 years in a refill hogshead. This was bottled in May of 2011 for the Old Malt Cask range. Just 270 bottles.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6483) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54.8%
Caol Ila

A 30 year old Caol Ila distilled in December 1982 and bottled in April 2013 by Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Matured in cask 6483, there was an outturn of 270 bottles.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6483) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6487) - (Cask Strength Collection) Signatory

70cl, 53%
Caol Ila

Single cask single malt whisky from the talented Caol Ila distillery near Port Askaig on Islay, bottled by Signatory. After maturing in a hogshead for 30 years(!), it was bottled for the Cask…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6487) - (Cask Strength Collection) Signatory
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6490) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.7%
Caol Ila

A 30 year old single cask Caol Ila from Signatory's excellent Cask Strength Collection. Just 253 bottles of this Islay whisky were produced, distilled in December 1982 and bottled in May 2013.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6490) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6493) - (Cask Strength Collection) Signatory

70cl, 54.3%
Caol Ila

A 30 year old Caol Ila from Signatory? How delicious! Thank you. What do you mean I only get to write the bottling note, and that I don't get to take all of these home with me? Hmph. Well, I guess I…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6493) - (Cask Strength Collection) Signatory
1
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (2014 Special Release)

70cl, 55.1%
Caol Ila

Sure to be a favourite of the 2014 Special Releases this is a 30 year old Caol Ila single malt, distilled in 1983 and matured in a mix of refill American and European oak casks. 7,638 bottles were…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (2014 Special Release)
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30 year old
$435.21

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 405009) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 54.7%
Caol Ila

With a presentation box almost as gorgeous as the whisky itself, you know you're in for a treat with The Duncan Taylor Single range of independently bottled single cask whiskies. This particular…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 405009) - The Duncan Taylor Single
30 year old

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

70cl, 52.9%
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

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

70cl, 53.9%
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

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

70cl, 48.9%
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

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 54.8%
Caol Ila

Fancy some well-aged Caol Ila? Well Gleann Mór have just the thing for that hankering with this independently bottled Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask for 30 years! It was…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 10428) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.7%
Caol Ila

Part of Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range, which was introduced in 2014, this Caol Ila certainly fits the bill of being well-matured, sitting at a cool 30 years old. It was distilled in…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 10428) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 2763) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 50.5%
Caol Ila

Part of the Artist Collection #5 for La Maison du Whisky, this stunning 30 year old Caol Ila was bottled by Signatory in 2015.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 2763) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)
30 year old

Caperdonich 30 Years Old 1982 (cask 8778) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.9%
Caperdonich

This is a 30 year old Single Malt Whisky from the closed distillery of Caperdonich. This has been bottled for Douglas Laing's Director's Cut range and is a stunning example of this lost distillery.  More info

Caperdonich 30 Years Old 1982 (cask 8778) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Carsebridge 30 Year Old 1979 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 48.8%
Carsebridge

Single grain bottled by Duncan Taylor. This was distilled at Carsebridge in March 1979 and matured for 30 years in cask number 33043 before bottling at natural cask strength in March 2010. A release…  More info

Carsebridge 30 Year Old 1979 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
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

Cragganmore 23 Year Old 1987 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 55.3%
Cragganmore

This 23 year old Cragganmore was distilled in November 1987 and it was aged in cask 1964. This was bottled in October of 2011 by Duncan Taylor, with an out-turn of 236 bottles.  More info

Cragganmore 23 Year Old 1987 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
1987 vintage

Cragganmore 30 Year Old 1985 (bottled 2015) - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50.3%
Cragganmore

An Old & Rare Platinum bottling of 30 year old Cragganmore single malt distilled in April 1985 and independently bottled in October 2015 by the folks at Hunter Laing. The Old & Rare Platinum range is…  More info

Cragganmore 30 Year Old 1985 (bottled 2015) - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
30 year old
$306.59

Cragganmore 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 1491) (Adelphi)

70cl, 58.5%
Cragganmore

A single cask bottling of 30 year old Cragganmore single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by the brilliant Adelphi chaps. It was distilled in 1986 (two years before Cragganmore became one of…  More info

Cragganmore 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 1491) (Adelphi)
30 year old
$284.97

Dalmore 30 Year Old

70cl, 45%
Dalmore

This limited release of The Dalmore was matured in hand-sourced 30 year old Matusalem Oloroso and Amoroso Oloroso Sherry butts from Gonzalez Byass. Just 888 bottles are available worldwide, with…  More info

Dalmore 30 Year Old
30 year old
$1,450.74

Dalwhinnie 25 Year Old 1987 (2012 Special Release)

70cl, 52.1%
Dalwhinnie

A stunning Dalwhinnie from Diageo's Special Releases, this was launched in 2012. It was distilled in 1987 before a 25 year maturation.  More info

Dalwhinnie 25 Year Old 1987 (2012 Special Release)
1987 vintage
$205.80

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

70cl, 51.7%
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

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