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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.”

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
$206.41

Sweet Peat Posy 1987 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)

70cl, 46%
Bowmore

A Wemyss bottling of Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead from 1987 to 2014. It was bottled with an outturn of 231 bottles. With a title like "Sweet Peat Posy", you'll want…  More info

Sweet Peat Posy 1987 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Bowmore)
3
1987 vintage
$207.09

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (2nd Edition)

70cl, 40%
Master of Malt

A well-aged expression from our Secret Bottlings Series, this is from a well-known Speyside distillery. This is a very well-sherried expression.  More info

Master of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside (2nd Edition)
30 year old

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 5301) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48.9%
Caol Ila

That there Caol Ila distillery were the clever minds behind this 30 year old single malt Scotch whisky, while Signatory were the careful hands who popped the whisky into the bottles, at cask…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 5301) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
30 year old

Fettercairn 30 Year Old

70cl, 43.3%
Fettercairn

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

Fettercairn 30 Year Old
2
30 year old
$213.06

Tomatin 30 Year Old

70cl, 46%
Tomatin

This delicious 30 year old from Tomatin replaces the 25 year old bottling and is limited to just 2000 bottles a year.  More info

Tomatin 30 Year Old
3
30 year old

Talisker 30 Year Old (2008 Release)

70cl, 49.5%
Talisker

The 2008 release of Talisker 30 year old. This was matured in a mix of refill European and American oak casks. An outturn of under 3,000 bottles, each is individually numbered.  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2008 Release)
30 year old

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

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10162) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.8%
Balmenach

Balmenach don't bottle their own single malt, and the majority makes its way into blends such as Hankey Bannister, of which it's a key component. It's always nice then when an independent bottling…  More info

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10162) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old 44.8%

70cl, 44.8%
Glenglassaugh

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

Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old 44.8%
3
30 year old
$223.01

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 - Old & Rare (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.4%
Caol Ila

A beautiful single cask, 30 year old Caol Ila from Douglas Laing's wonderful Old and Rare Platinum Selection. This was distilled in November 1980, and it was matured in a refill hogshead before…  More info

 Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1980 - Old & Rare (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 3183) - Peated, Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

70cl, 55.6%
BenRiach

A peated BenRiach, aged for three decades! This 30 year old single malt was distilled in March 1986 and bottled in June 2016 after a finishing period in a Pedro Ximénez hogshead. 307 bottles were…  More info

BenRiach 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 3183) - Peated, Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish
1
30 year old
$230.71

Glencadam 30 Year Old 1978 Sherry Cask

70cl, 46%
Glencadam

A limited release of just 615 beautiful glass decanters of 30 year old Glencadam, distilled on the 6th April 1978 and bottled in March of 2009. Matured in cask number 2335.  More info

Glencadam 30 Year Old 1978 Sherry Cask
1
30 year old

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 10141) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.3%
Glenrothes

26 year old single malt from the picturesque Glenrothes distillery in Speyside. It may not be in one of those fancy egg-shaped bottles Glenrothes are known for, but it's still a handsome chap,…  More info

Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1987 (cask 10141) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
1987 vintage

Ballantine's 30 Year Old (Old Bottling)

75cl, 43%
Ballantine's

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

Ballantine's 30 Year Old (Old Bottling)
30 year old
$233.80

Glenmorangie 1987 Margaux Cask Finish

70cl, 40%
Glenmorangie

A 1987 vintage from the Glenmorangie distillery, finished in wine casks from the Premier Cru Chateau Margaux.  More info

Glenmorangie 1987 Margaux Cask Finish
1987 vintage

Ballantine's 30 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Ballantine's

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

Ballantine's 30 Year Old
3
30 year old
$233.85

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
7
30 year old
$234.41

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 5287) - Artist #4 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 53.9%
Caol Ila

This is an independent bottling of Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1983 and bottled at over 30 years old in 2014. It comes to us as part of La Maison du Whisky's 4th edition of their…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 5287) - Artist #4 (La Maison du Whisky)
30 year old

Talisker 30 Year Old (2010 Release)

70cl, 57.3%
Talisker

A cask strength, 30 year old from Diageo's Special Releases. The Talisker is made by blending refill American and European oak casks together. A release of 3,000 bottles.  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2010 Release)
30 year old

Linkwood 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 8250) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.7%
Linkwood

30 year old Linkwood single malt, you say? The Directors will be happy about this! The Linkwood distillery filled the single cask from which this release was drawn in January 1984, a year before the…  More info

Linkwood 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 8250) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

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
$244.19

Glen Grant 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 11009) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.1%
Glen Grant

Xtra! Xtra! Read all about it, Douglas Laing release 30 year old single cask Glen Grant! Having spent three decades in a single refill hogshead, the outturn was just 36 bottles in December 2015.  More info

Glen Grant 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 11009) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

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
$251.81

GlenDronach 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 1037)

70cl, 52.3%
GlenDronach

This is the oldest release in the fourteenth batch of single cask bottlings from GlenDronach - a 30 year old single malt which was matured in a single Pedro Ximénez Sherry puncheon. It was distilled…  More info

GlenDronach 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 1037)
30 year old
$256.66

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