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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.”

1985

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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
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A cask strength, 25 year old Bowmore distilled on the 22nd November 1985 and aged in hogshead number 32206 before bottling by Signatory on the 3rd November 2011. A release of 271 numbered bottles at...  More info
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This was distilled at Glentauchers on the 11th March 1981, and it was aged in refill butt 1057 for 30 years before bottling by Signatory on the 28th November 2011. A release of 321 numbered bottles.  More info
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Distilled at the Glenlivet distillery in November 1981, this was aged in cask 9624 for 30 years before bottling in November 2011. A release of 217 numbered bottles.  More info
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A tasty old Bunnahabhain which was distilled in June of 1985 and was aged in casks (two barrels) 5 and 7. It was bottled in 2010 for the Dun Bheagan range. A release of 372 bottles.  More info
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This was distilled on the 5th March 1981 at the Glentauchers distillery, this was aged for 30 years in cask 1050 (a refill butt), before bottling on the 23rd September 2011. A release of 373 numbered...  More info
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This single cask Cragganmore was distilled on the 28th May 1985, and it was aged for 26 years in hogshead number 1238 before bottling on the 15th June 2011. A cask strength release from Signatory with...  More info
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This was distilled at the Bowmore distilled on the 22nd November 1985 before a 25 year maturation in hogshead 32207. It was bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection on the 25th October...  More info
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Distilled at Glenburgie in May of 1985, this was aged for 26 years in cask 6996 before bottling in August 2011 by Duncan Taylor for their Rare Auld range. A release of 233 numbered bottles.  More info
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The 4th edition of our stunning (if we do say so ourselves) 30 year old single malt from a secret Speyside distillery. After a slightly lighter 3rd edition, this is a return to sherried form, boasting...  More info
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This cask strength, single cask Bowmore was distilled on the 22nd November 1985, and it was aged in hogshead 32211 for 25 years before bottling by Signatory on the 16th June 2011. A release of 257...  More info
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A rare new release from Bruichladdich, this is the third edition in the DNA series. Created by Master Distiller Jim McEwan, this was made using some of the very best casks in the Bruichladdich...  More info
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Made with mostly refill casks, the result is a whisky that was allowed to mature at its own leisure. Gentle and filled with flavour, Old Pulteney 30 is a very good whisky indeed.  More info
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Cask 1525 held Glen Elgin single malt Scotch whisky since it was distilled in May 1985 until December 2013 when it was cracked open and bottled by Duncan Taylor for their Dimensions range. Just 175...  More info
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This is a superb little single cask Bowmore from Speciality Drinks' Single Malts of Scotland range. It was distilled in 1985 before a 26 year maturation.  More info
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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
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This whisky is from the oldest distillery on Islay, Bowmore. This bottling is an impressive 26 years old and is bottled at 52.3% abv.  More info
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Distilled in 1985 and bottled by Adelphi in 2014, this is a simply gorgeous bottling of 28 year old Longmorn single malt Scotch whisky. We do love a good Longmorn around these parts, we do.  More info
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As part of Hunter Laing's Old & Rare collection, this Benrinnes 27 Year Old is certainly both of those adjectives. It was distilled in August 1985 in a refill butt and left to mature for 27 years...  More info
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