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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.”

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

Strathisla 26 Year Old 1987 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 54.5%
Strathisla

An independently bottled single malt from the Strathisla distillery (on the bottle it's been given the traditional Strathisla-Glenlivet name, because WM Cadenhead are old school like that). It was…  More info

Strathisla 26 Year Old 1987 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
1987 vintage

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 1606) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.7%
Glen Mhor

Though the Glen Mhor distillery has been silent for decades now, some of their whisky still finds its way to bottles somehow - the Glen Mhor legacy continues! This bottling comes to us by way of…  More info

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 1606) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
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30 year old

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

Lagavulin 1987 (bottled 2003) Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 43%
Lagavulin

This was distilled at Lagavulin in 1987 and finished in Pedro Ximénez dessert sherry casks. Bottled in 2003, this stuff is fantastic. A glass of this goes astonishingly with a chocolate-based dessert.  More info

Lagavulin 1987 (bottled 2003) Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
1987 vintage
$258.66

Teaninich 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9323) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.8%
Teaninich

Distilled at the Teaninich distillery in December 1982, this is a 30 year old, single cask Speyside malt. It was aged in a refill butt before bottling for the Directors Cut range in late 2012. A…  More info

Teaninich 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9323) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Spirit of Freedom 30 Year Old Blended Scotch

70cl, 46%
J and A Mitchell

30 year old blended Scotch whisky, crafted by Springbank's owners, J & A Mitchell. This fantastic expression was produced to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, so this…  More info

Spirit of Freedom 30 Year Old Blended Scotch
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30 year old
$77.41

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

Tomatin 27 Year Old 1987 (cask 495) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46.3%
Tomatin

27 year old Tomatin single malt, bottled by Càrn Mòr. It was distilled in May 1987 and bottled in June 2014 with an outturn of 187 bottles, handsomely presented for the Celebration of the Cask range.  More info

Tomatin 27 Year Old 1987 (cask 495) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
1987 vintage

Glenfiddich 21 Year Old (Wedgwood Ceramic Decanter) - 1987

70cl, 43%
Glenfiddich

A commemorative bottling of 21 year old Glenfiddich to mark a century of distilling from 1887 to 1987. It's presented in a specially commissioned Wedgwood decanter.  More info

Glenfiddich 21 Year Old (Wedgwood Ceramic Decanter) - 1987
1987 vintage
$500.78

Glenrothes 1987 (bottled 2005)

70cl, 43%
Glenrothes

This is a 1987 vintage Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in the 9 year period when the distillery had 8 stills (the distillery had been upgraded from 6 to 8 stills in 1980 and…  More info

Glenrothes 1987 (bottled 2005)
1987 vintage
$126.90

Auchroisk 30 Year Old (2012 Special Release)

70cl, 54.7%
Auchroisk

This is the oldest distillery release from Auchroisk and has been bottled at 54.7%abv from re-fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. This is a limited edition of 2,976 bottles and was released in 2012.  More info

Auchroisk 30 Year Old (2012 Special Release)
3
30 year old
$245.12

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

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
$207.20

Strathclyde 27 Year Old 1987 (cask 10804) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%
Strathclyde

From Douglas Laing's Old Particular range comes a 27 year old Strathclyde single grain Scotch whisky, drawn from a single refill barrel. It was distilled in September 1987 and eventually bottled in…  More info

Strathclyde 27 Year Old 1987 (cask 10804) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage

Cambus 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 11591) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 53.4%
Cambus

Single cask single grain Scotch whisky from the Cambus distillery, matured in a refill hogshead for 30 years. It was distilled in March 1985 and bottled in May 2015 by Hunter Laing for The Sovereign…  More info

Cambus 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 11591) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)
30 year old

MacPhail's 30 Year Old Puccini Decanter

70cl, 40%
Gordon and MacPhail

A very well-aged malt from Gordon and MacPhail. This 30 year old was matured in Gordon and MacPhail's Elgin warehouses and comes packaged in an attractive decanter, complete with a scroll.  More info

MacPhail's 30 Year Old Puccini Decanter
30 year old

Glen Moray 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 707861) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 52.1%
Glen Moray

One of the gorgeously Sherried single malts independently bottled by Duncan taylor for their Octave range. This edition features a 26 year old Glen Moray, distilled in 1987 and bottled in 2014…  More info

Glen Moray 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 707861) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
1987 vintage

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
$235.30

Irish Single Malt 26 Year Old 1987 - The Nectar Of The Daily Drams (Specially Selected by La Maison Du Whisky)

70cl, 51.6%
The Nectar

This is an independent bottling by the Belgian company, The Nectar, of Irish single malt whisky from an undisclosed distillery, specially selected by La Maison du Whisky. It was aged for 26 years,…  More info

Irish Single Malt 26 Year Old 1987 - The Nectar Of The Daily Drams (Specially Selected by La Maison Du Whisky)
1987 vintage
$252.77

Tormore 30 Year Old 1984 - Small Batch (W.M. Cadenhead)

70cl, 55.8%
Tormore

Ooh, 30 year old Tormore single malt Scotch whisky! It's not often you see whiskies this old from the distillery in Speyside, which was founded in 1958 (so it's relatively young compared to some…  More info

Tormore 30 Year Old 1984 - Small Batch (W.M. Cadenhead)
30 year old

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

70cl, 49.3%
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

Macallan 30 Year Old 1985 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.3%
The Macallan

From Hunter Laing's fantastic Old & Rare Platinum series, reserved for some incredible independently bottled whiskies, comes a 30 year old Macallan single malt! This was distilled up in Speyside in…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1985 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
30 year old

Hibiki 30 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Suntory

An absolutely stunning release from Hibiki. This was awarded the Trophy at the International Spirits Challenge in 2004, 2006 and 2008. It was also awarded the coveted title "World's Best Blended…  More info

Hibiki 30 Year Old
3
30 year old
$1,352.05

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

70cl, 52.3%
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

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