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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.”

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1980 Cask 1500 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.1%
Strathclyde

This was distilled at Strathclyde grain distillery in January 1980 and aged for 30 years in cask 1500 before bottling by Duncan Taylor in September 2010. A release of 166 bottles.  More info

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1980 Cask 1500 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
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

Glen Marnoch 24 Year Old (Aldi)

70cl, 40%
Glen Marnoch

Glen Marnoch - Aldi (yes, Aldi!)'s 24 year old single malt whisky! We tasted this alongside the sterling Glenbridge 40 year old in a tasting led by none other than whisky legend Jim Murray. This was…  More info

Glen Marnoch 24 Year Old (Aldi)
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1987 vintage
$96.35

Glenrothes 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Glenrothes

A 30 year old from the Glenrothes distillery, aged in first fill sherry casks, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Glenrothes 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
30 year old

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1980 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 56.4%
Strathclyde

A rare single grain whisky from the Strathclyde distillery. This was distilled in January 1980 and matured for 30 years in cask number 1498 before bottling at cask strength in March of 2010. Part of…  More info

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1980 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
30 year old

Glentauchers 30 Year Old 1981 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 57.8%
Glentauchers

There are not many bottles of old Glentauchers around so this one from Signatory might not be about long. Released as part of the Cask Strength Collection.  More info

Glentauchers 30 Year Old 1981 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
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

Dumbarton 29 Year Old 1987 (cask 13049) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 54.7%
Dumbarton

A rare bottling of 29 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the closed Dumbarton distillery! This Sovereign bottling from Hunter Laing contains whisky drawn from a single refill barrel which was…  More info

Dumbarton 29 Year Old 1987 (cask 13049) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)
1987 vintage
$101.92

Glen Spey 1981 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%
Glen Spey

Distilled in 1981 at Glen Spey, this was bottled for Berry Brothers and Rudd, and it offers oodles of honeyed, spicy flavour with ripe fruit and hints of smoke.  More info

Glen Spey 1981 (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
30 year old
$103.52

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1987 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 50.6%
Highland Park

A single cask bottling of Highland Park, Scotland's highest distillery Signatory bottled this 24 year old as part of their cask strength collection.  More info

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1987 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
1987 vintage

Invergordon 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 11237) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 59.6%
Invergordon

30 year old Invergordon single grain Scotch whisky, released as part of Hunter Laing's fabulous Sovereign range. It was distilled in October 1984 and matured in a single refill butt until February…  More info

Invergordon 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 11237) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)
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

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1987 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54%
Glenrothes

This was distilled at Glenrothes in May of 1987 and aged for 25 years in a single cask (cask 5839) before bottling in May of 2012. A release of 237 bottles at natural cask strength, bottled for…  More info

Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1987 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
1987 vintage

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (3rd Edition)

70cl, 40%
Master of Malt

A delightful 30 year old from our Secret Bottlings Series. This differs from our 2nd Edition by replacing the sherried grip with an incredibly fresh honey and malt.  More info

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (3rd Edition)
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30 year old

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

Aultmore 30 Year Old 1982 Cask 8533 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Aultmore

A release of just 238 bottles of this extraordinary single cask Aultmore. This was distilled in May of 1982 and aged for 30 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in May 2012 for the Old Malt…  More info

Aultmore 30 Year Old 1982 Cask 8533 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
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

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1987 (cask 1546) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 50.6%
Highland Park

A 24 year old single cask Highland Park, matured in a hogshead that yielded 222 cask strength bottles. Distilled in June 1987, it was bottled by Signatory in March 2012.  More info

Highland Park 24 Year Old 1987 (cask 1546) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
1987 vintage

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 44.3%
The Glenlivet

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

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
30 year old

Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1978 - Mission Cask Strength Series (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 53%
Bunnahabhain

A cask strength Bunnahabhain from Murray McDavid. This was distilled in 1978 and aged for 30 years in a mix of Port and Sherry casks before bottling as part of a release of 573 bottles.  More info

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

Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1978 - Mission (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 53.1%
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

Tamdhu 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Tamdhu

This Tamdhu was matured for 30 years in first fill sherry hogsheads and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Tamdhu 30 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
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30 year old

Inchgower 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6985) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 51.9%
Inchgower

A lovely 30 year old Inchgower with a truly classic Speyside style, this was distilled in 1982 and aged in a single cask (number 6985) before bottling at natural cask strength for Berry Brothers and…  More info

Inchgower 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6985) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
30 year old
$111.21

Port Dundas 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 8416) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.5%
Port Dundas

A 30 year old single cask grain whisky bottled for Douglass Laing's premium "Director's Cut" range. This was distilled in January of 1981 and aged in a single refill hogshead (Number 8416) before…  More info

Port Dundas 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 8416) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Glenturret 28 Year Old 1987 (cask 11028) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%
Glenturret

This particular Glenturret single malt matured in a single refill hogshead until it was 28 years old. The outturn was 168 tasty bottles in December 2015, released soon afterwards at the start of 2016.  More info

Glenturret 28 Year Old 1987 (cask 11028) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage

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