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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.”

Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old Decanter

70cl, 55.10%
Glenglassaugh

A cask strength 30 year old single malt from the Glenglassaugh distillery, presented in a beautiful decanter.  More info

Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old Decanter
30 year old

Edradour 30 Year Old 1973

70cl, 53.40%
Edradour

A cask strength 30 year old release from the Eastern Highland distillery, Edradour. A thick, chewy malt distilled in 1973, there are some lovely fruit notes and a solid rum character. Indulgent.  More info

Edradour 30 Year Old 1973
30 year old

Edradour 30 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Edradour

A rare 30 year old single malt from the Eastern Highland distillery, Edradour.  More info

Edradour 30 Year Old
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

anCnoc 30 Year Old 1975

70cl, 50%
Knockdhu

This single malt from Knockdhu was distilled in 1975 and bottled in September 2005. A great 30 year old anCnoc, at a higher strength.  More info

anCnoc 30 Year Old 1975
30 year old

The Antiquary 30 Year Old 1977

70cl, 46%
The Antiquary

A special edition of The Antiquary. This was distilled in 1977 and matured for 30 years before bottling specially to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brand's then owners.  More info

The Antiquary 30 Year Old 1977
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

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

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
The Glenlivet

A 30 year old single cask Speyside. Distilled at Glenlivet in August 1979 and aged for 30 years in a refill hogshead before bottling August 2009. A release of 217 bottles.  More info

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

Famous Grouse 30 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Famous Grouse

A great top of the range Famous Grouse, a really enjoyable 30 year old blended malt.  More info

Famous Grouse 30 Year Old
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30 year old

The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak

70cl, 43%
The Macallan

Macallan 30 Year Old was matured in Spanish oak casks which were handmade and seasoned with sherry in Jerez, Spain.  More info

The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak
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30 year old
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Carsebridge 30 Year Old 1979 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 48.80%
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

Royal Lochnagar 23 Year Old 1986 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54.50%
Lochnagar

A single cask from the Highland distillery, Royal Lochnagar. This was distilled in October 1986 and matured for 23 years in cask number 949 before bottling in January 2010. A release of 214 bottles,…  More info

Royal Lochnagar 23 Year Old 1986 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
23 year old

Brora 30 Year Old (2007 Release)

70cl, 55.70%
Brora

Just 2,958 individually numbered bottles were released. This Brora 30 year old was matured in refill American and European oak casks and was released in September of 2007.  More info

Brora 30 Year Old (2007 Release)
30 year old

Cambus 24 Year Old 1986 (cask 18990) (Bladnoch)

70cl, 53.20%
Cambus

A single cask, single grain Scotch whisky from the Cambus distillery. This was distilled on the 20th March 1986, an aged in hogshead 18990 before bottling by Bladnoch on the 30th March 2010.  More info

Cambus 24 Year Old 1986 (cask 18990) (Bladnoch)
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24 year old

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

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

Linlithgow 30 Year Old 1973

70cl, 59.60%
St. Magdalene

A cask strength bottling of 30 year old whisky, bottled as Linlithgow, but distilled in 1973 at the St Magdalene distillery, a superb, well-aged Lowland single malt.  More info

Linlithgow 30 Year Old 1973
30 year old

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

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1979 (9th Release)

70cl, 57.70%
Port Ellen

A very rare, hotly anticipated Port Ellen. This is from the slew of Diageo 2009 Special Releases, this is the 9th release, distilled in 1979 and bottled at cask strength (part of an outturn of 5,916…  More info

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1979 (9th Release)
30 year old

Macallan 30 Year Old 1977 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.20%
The Macallan

Distilled at the Macallan distillery in May 1977 and aged for 30 years before bottling at natural cask strength in June of 2007 for the Douglas Laing Old and Rare Platinum line.  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1977 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Brora 30 Year Old 1976 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.10%
Brora

A very special Brora, this was distilled in October 1976 and aged for 30 years before bottling as a release of 104 bottles in September 2007 for the ultra exclusive Old and Rare Platinum range from…  More info

Brora 30 Year Old 1976 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Highland Park 22 Year Old 1986 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.30%
Highland Park

A single cask Highland park, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled n the 27th June, 1986 and matured in hogshead number 2282 for 22 years before bottling on the 13th January 2009. A release of…  More info

Highland Park 22 Year Old 1986 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
22 year old

Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1978 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 53.10%
Bunnahabhain

Vintage Bunnahabhain selected by Jim McEwan (Master Distiller at Bruichladdich). This was distilled in 1978, matured in Oloroso casks for a whopping 30 years, and bottled at the Bruichladdich…  More info

Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1978 - Mission (Murray McDavid)
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30 year old

Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1978 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Bunnahabhain

30 Year Old Bunnahabhain distilled in December 1978 and matured for 30 years in refill butt number 5120 before bottling by Douglas Laing in April 2009. Part of an outturn of 566 bottles.  More info

Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1978 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

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