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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
A thickly sherried Benrinnes. This is a limited edition, distilled in 1985. A release of 6,000 individually numbered bottles.  More info
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$252.94
Fettercairn 30 Year Old
(70cl, 43.30%)
The amazing 30 year old Fettercairn from their redesigned range. It was distilled in 1978 and has a lot of thick Oloroso sherry notes coming through. Just delicious stuff, and it looks great too!  More info
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$314.28
Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old
(70cl, 44.80%)
The Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old was the first release from the distillery after the new owners took the reins in 2013, and they certainly started off on the right foot. It is presented in a rather...  More info
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30 years old
$321.94
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
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$326.06
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
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30 years old
$360.92
A Douglas Laing bottling of Teaninich 30 year old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Xtra Old Particular range. It was distilled in November 1983, a year before the B side of the distillery...  More info
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$375.94
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
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30 years old
$378.32
A restrained and elegant Talisker 30, this really was one of the best of 2011's Special Releases. Its three decades of maturation have produced an elegant and sophisticated whisky.  More info
30 years old
$490.60
A stunning single cask Caol Ila single malt, matured in a refill hogshead from January 1984 to October 2014. It was bottled by Hunter Laing for their Old & Rare Platinum range, with an outturn of 246...  More info
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$501.95
The 30 year old edition of Girvan single grain Scotch whisky, part of the new range from William Grant and Sons which aims to give grain whisky the respect it deserves. What better way to do that...  More info
30 years old
$562.23
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
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$652.86
After spending 30 years maturing, this Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky has earned the right to be enjoy very slowly, to have every sip savoured. Bottled at a slightly lower abv than previous...  More info
30 years old
$712.86
This is the 2014 release of Balvenie's 30 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a mixture of traditional oak and Sherry casks selected by David Stewart, Balvenie's Malt Master. Previous...  More info
30 years old
$748.15
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Extraordinarily old Irish whiskey from the Teeling Whiskey Company. This Platinum edition of their Vintage Reserve Collection features 30 year old(!), single malt, double...  More info
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$2058.35
A rare half-bottle of 1985 Highland Park from the Signatory range.  More info
1985 vintage
Now owned by Dewars Bacardi, the Aultmore distillery is one of Speyside's best kept secrets. This excellent vintage is one of the best we've tried.  More info
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This is a five year Glen Grant distilled in 1985 and bottled in 1990 and is great for seeing what 1985 Glengrant tasted like as a five year old back then as opposed to recent bottlings at twenty-five...  More info
1985 vintage
$73.73
This Dailuaine was bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd, and it was distilled in 1985 and bottled in 2006.  More info
1985 vintage
A vintage, single cask BenRiach. This was distilled on the 30th September 1985 and matured for 24 years in barrel number 5484 before bottling on the 2nd April 2010. A release of 186 bottles, at cask...  More info
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This single cask, cask strength Glenlivet was distilled on the 10th June 1985, and aged in hogshead 19750 for 25 years before bottling on the 13th January 2011. A release of 212 bottles.  More info
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$105.92
This was distilled at the Glenlivet distillery on the 3rd December 1985 and matured for 22 years in hogshead number 19746 before bottling at cask strength by Signatory on the 29th July 2008. Part of a...  More info
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This is a Linkwood from 1985 bottled by Mackillops. Mackillops take a vintners approach to selecting whisky by assessing the balance of a whisky and the sum of all its parts.  More info
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1985 vintage
This was distilled at the BenRiach distillery in Speyside on the 30th September 1985, matured for 23 years in a single bourbon barrel (cask number 208) before bottling on the 15th September 2009. Part...  More info
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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 one's...  More info
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30 years old
$113.98
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
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