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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.”

Dufftown 30 Year Old 1982 Cask 9272 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Dufftown

This was distilled at the Dufftown distillery in November 1982 before a 30 year maturation in a single cask (a refill hogshead). It was bottled for the Old Malt Cask range in November 2012 and there…  More info

Dufftown 30 Year Old 1982 Cask 9272 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6669) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 52.5%
The Glenlivet

A Glenlivet standing strong at an astonishing 52.5% after a full 30 years in cask 6669. Stunning Speyside whisky.  More info

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6669) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
30 year old
$128.11

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Glen Mhor

This was distilled at the Glen Mhor distillery in August 1982. It was then aged for 30 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in October 2012. There are just 228 bottles available, from Douglas…  More info

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
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30 year old

MacPhail's 30 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Gordon and MacPhail

A 30 year old single malt from a secret distillery. This was aged in Gordon and MacPhail's own casks, which were first fill sherry in this case. This is a rich, thick drams with loads of complexity.  More info

MacPhail's 30 Year Old
30 year old

Secret Stills No. 1.2 Island 1986

70cl, 45%
Gordon and MacPhail

This Secret Stills bottling was distilled in 1986. This was matured in three first fill sherry butts. As this is part of the Secret Stills range we can't actually tell you which distillery this was…  More info

Secret Stills No. 1.2 Island 1986
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1986 vintage

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

Highland Queen 1561 30 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Highland Queen

A limited edition expression from the Highland Queen range, produced in celebration of the brand's 120th anniversary. This blend is made using malt and grain whiskies (with a high percentage of malt)…  More info

Highland Queen 1561 30 Year Old
30 year old
$143.14

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (4th Edition)

70cl, 40%
Master of Malt

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,…  More info

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (4th Edition)
30 year old

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

Linkwood 25 Year Old 1986 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 46.7%
Linkwood

A marvellous 1986 vintage Linkwood single cask, aged for 25 years before bottling by Duncan Taylor, after a finish in a small Octave-sized cask for increased maturation.  More info

Linkwood 25 Year Old 1986 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
25 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

Dalmore 26 Year Old 1986 (cask 3101) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%
Dalmore

Distilled in June 1986 by Dalmore and handpicked by Montgomerie's for bottling in March 2013 from cask number 3101.  More info

Dalmore 26 Year Old 1986 (cask 3101) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
1986 vintage

BenRiach 29 Year Old 1986 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 50.1%
BenRiach

29 year old BenRiach single malt Scotch whisky, released for the WM Cadenhead Small Batch range. It was distilled in 1986, a year after BenRiach increased their number of stills from two to four, and…  More info

BenRiach 29 Year Old 1986 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
29 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old - Single Cask (Master of Malt)

70cl, 57.4%
Caol Ila

An unbelievably good single cask Caol Ila that was so good we put our name on it! This was distilled in 1980 and aged in a single refill hogshead before bottling in 2010. A release of just 154…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old - Single Cask (Master of Malt)
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30 year old

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1979 (cask 156) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 56.3%
Balmenach

Distilled in 1979, this is a rich, cask-strength Speyside whisky from Berry's Own Selection - a prestigious range from top wine merchants Berry Brothers and Rudd. It's a single cask Balmenach which…  More info

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1979 (cask 156) - (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
30 year old
$149.11

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 (Cask 9640) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48.3%
The Glenlivet

A wonderful 30 year old single cask Glenlivet. This was distilled on the 5th November 1981 before a maturation in hogshead 9458. It was eventually bottled on the 28th February 2012. A release of 194…  More info

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 (Cask 9640) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Glen Moray Portwood Finish 25 Year Old 1986

70cl, 43%
Glen Moray

Limited edition Glen Moray? Gosh, why not? This little beauty was distilled in 1986 and spent the lion's share of its maturation period in ex-bourbon casks before it was finished in port pipes,…  More info

Glen Moray Portwood Finish 25 Year Old 1986
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25 year old
$152.28

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 (Celtic Heartlands)

70cl, 51.9%
Caol Ila

A single cask, cask strength Caol Ila aged for a whopping 30 years. Chosen by Bruichladdich's Jim McEwan and bottled as part of his Celtic Heartland's range.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 (Celtic Heartlands)
30 year old

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition)

70cl, 43%
Master of Malt

This is the fifth edition of our thirty year old Speyside Scotch Single Malt Whisky. This edition is completed with a new bottle and label design whilst the distillery remains secret and the whisky…  More info

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (5th Edition)
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30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Caol Ila

An old, rich Caol Ila, distilled in September 1980 and aged for 30 years in a refill hogshead. This was bottled in May of 2011 for the Old Malt Cask range. Just 270 bottles.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (7th Edition)

70cl, 47.5%
Master of Malt

A seventh edition of the award-winning 30 year old Speyside single malt from our Secret Bottling Series, matured in Sherry casks. Exceptionally aged and complex Scotch whisky.  More info

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (7th Edition)
30 year old

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 Cask 9457 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.4%
The Glenlivet

This was distilled at the Glenlivet distillery on the 5th November 1981 before a 30 year maturation in a single cask (sherry hogshead number 9457). It was bottled for Signatory's Cask Strength…  More info

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 Cask 9457 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 (Cask 9458) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.5%
The Glenlivet

This is an excellent single cask bottling of one of the world's best selling single malt whiskies. Signatory have bottled this Glenlivet at a natural cask strength of 53.5% without chill-filtration…  More info

Glenlivet 30 Year Old 1981 (Cask 9458) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Port Dundas 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9283) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 58.1%
Port Dundas

This is a staggeringly rich, intense single cask grain whisky from the Directors Cut range. It was distilled at Port Dundas in January 1982 before a 30 year maturation in a single hogshead. It was…  More info

Port Dundas 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9283) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Tomintoul 30 Year Old 1985 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 48.7%
Tomintoul

A 30 year old Tomintoul single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by WM Cadenhead for their Small Batch range. This was distilled in 1985 and bottled in 2016 with an outturn of 246 bottles.  More info

Tomintoul 30 Year Old 1985 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
30 year old
$161.84

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