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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.”

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (2014 Special Release)

70cl, 55.1%
Caol Ila

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

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (2014 Special Release)
3
30 year old
$421.84

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1987 (cask 2448) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%
Bunnahabhain

A Bunnahabhain bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd, what a fantastic excuse for alliteration and awesome single cask whisky! This Islay single malt aged for 25 years before it was bottled.  More info

Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1987 (cask 2448) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
1
1987 vintage
$150.36

The Macallan 30 Year Old Fine Oak

70cl, 43%
The Macallan

A rare, well aged whisky from The Macallan Fine Oak Range. This 30 year old Speyside was matured in a mix of specially selected European and American oak casks.  More info

The Macallan 30 Year Old Fine Oak
8
30 year old
$1,402.09

Glenugie 30 Year Old 1980 - Deoch an Doras

70cl, 52.1%
Glenugie

Official bottlings of Glenugie single malt Scotch whisky are rare as hen's teeth, considering the distillery was closed in 1983. This is the second release from the Deoch an Doras range of official…  More info

Glenugie 30 Year Old 1980 - Deoch an Doras
2
30 year old
$350.84

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
$200.12

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
$1,301.65

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
1
30 year old
$74.52

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)
1
1987 vintage

Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1978 - Vintage Edition

70cl, 57.8%
Glen Garioch

A stunning 1978 vintage release from Glen Garioch with all new packaging. A limited release of 1,320 cask strength bottles.  More info

Glen Garioch 30 Year Old 1978 - Vintage Edition
1
30 year old
$386.93

Balvenie 30 Year Old 2013 Release

70cl, 47.3%
Balvenie

A Gold Medal winner at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition, this 30 year old Speyside single malt from Balvenie was matured in American oak and sherry casks before being bottled at…  More info

Balvenie 30 Year Old 2013 Release
2
30 year old
$294.49

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6493) - (Cask Strength Collection) Signatory

70cl, 54.3%
Caol Ila

A 30 year old Caol Ila from Signatory? How delicious! Thank you. What do you mean I only get to write the bottling note, and that I don't get to take all of these home with me? Hmph. Well, I guess I…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6493) - (Cask Strength Collection) Signatory
1
30 year old

Glenfiddich 30 Year Old 2010 Release

70cl, 43%
Glenfiddich

A brand new edition of Glenfiddich 30, this was release in 2010 and comes in a stunning wooden box, as well as having a very stylish bottle. During its maturation (in Bourbon and Oloroso sherry…  More info

Glenfiddich 30 Year Old 2010 Release
3
30 year old

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.1%
Port Ellen

Douglas Laing properly go for it with their Old and Rare Platinum range, picking only the most ridiculously desirable whiskies to join the impressive selection. Speaking of ridiculously desirable,…  More info

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
2
30 year old
$646.97

Highland Park 30 Year Old 48.1%

70cl, 48.1%
Highland Park

A 30 year old from Highland park and a winner of many awards including a Platinum award from the Chicago Beverage Testing Institute.  More info

Highland Park 30 Year Old 48.1%
5
30 year old
$329.33

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)
3
30 year old

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)
1
30 year old

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.2%
Port Ellen

A marvellous and decidedly rare Port Ellen distilled in 1982 and aged for a massive 30 years in a single refill hogshead before bottling in 2012 for Douglas Laing's premium Old and Rare Platinum…  More info

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)
1
30 year old

Bowmore 30 Year Old Sea Dragon Decanter

70cl, 43%
Bowmore

A 30 year old Bowmore, packaged in a handsome opaque black ceramic decanter bottle, with a beautifully painted sea dragon on the bottle. It has a dragon on it, so you know it must be good.  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old Sea Dragon Decanter
2
30 year old
$502.14

North British 30 Year Old 1979 - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.2%
North British

A single cask, cask strength single grain from Douglas Laing's The Clan Denny range. This was distilled in 1979 and matured for 30 years in refill butt number 5557.  More info

North British 30 Year Old 1979 - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
1
30 year old

BenRiach 1987 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
BenRiach

A refill American hogshead matured Speyside, this was distilled at BenRiach in 1987 before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

BenRiach 1987 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
2
1987 vintage

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Caol Ila

Single cask Islay malt, this was distilled at Caol Ila in November 1979 and matured for 30 years in a refill butt before bottling in January 2010. Part of a release of 266 bottles, bottled by Douglas…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
1
30 year old

The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak

70cl, 43%
The Macallan

Macallan 30 Year Old was matured in Spanish oak casks which were handmade and seasoned with sherry in Jerez, Spain.  More info

The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak
2
30 year old
$1,426.93

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
1
30 year old

Laphroaig 30 Year Old (43%)

70cl, 43%
Laphroaig

A recent 30 year old release, this is very well-aged by Laphroaig standards. This is rich and powerful, age has brought balance. This won Gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge and the…  More info

Laphroaig 30 Year Old (43%)
1
30 year old

Teeling Gold Reserve 26 Year Old Single Malt

70cl, 46%
Teeling

Following on from the 21 Year Old Silver Reserve, this single malt Irish whiskey from Teeling is their Gold Reserve, which is a whopping 26 years old! After being double distilled and spending 25…  More info

Teeling Gold Reserve 26 Year Old Single Malt
3
1987 vintage
$431.89

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