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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.”

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
1
30 year old
$140.25

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
$446.91

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

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 1984 (cask 10428) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.7%
Caol Ila

Part of Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range, which was introduced in 2014, this Caol Ila certainly fits the bill of being well-matured, sitting at a cool 30 years old. It was distilled in…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 10428) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1
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)
2
30 year old

Springbank 30 Year Old 1965 - Lost Bottlings Series (Master of Malt)

70cl, 45.6%
Springbank

This is an incredibly rare and impressive Springbank from our Lost Bottlings Series, which scored 95 points from Jim Murray in his 2014 Whisky Bible. The range represents the very rarest in whiskies,…  More info

Springbank 30 Year Old 1965 - Lost Bottlings Series (Master of Malt)
1
30 year old

Longmorn 30 Year Old (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Longmorn

Superb value for money for a thirty year old single malt. This Longmorn was bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Longmorn 30 Year Old (Gordon and MacPhail)
1
30 year old

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

Strathisla 30 Year Old Gordon and MacPhail

70cl, 43%
Strathisla

A well-aged single malt from the Strathisla distillery, matured in first and refill sherry casks for 30 years before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Strathisla 30 Year Old Gordon and MacPhail
3
30 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)
3
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)
1
30 year old

Teeling Platinum Reserve 30 Year Old Single Malt

70cl, 46%
Teeling

Extraordinarily old Irish whiskey from the Teeling Whiskey Company. This Platinum edition of their Vintage Reserve Collection features 30 year old(!), single malt, double distilled whiskey that was…  More info

Teeling Platinum Reserve 30 Year Old Single Malt
1
30 year old
$1,451.13

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 Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 1606) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 53.7%
Glen Mhor

Though the Glen Mhor distillery has been silent for decades now, some of their whisky still finds its way to bottles somehow - the Glen Mhor legacy continues! This bottling comes to us by way of…  More info

Glen Mhor 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 1606) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
1
30 year old

Talisker 30 Year Old (2009 Release)

70cl, 53.1%
Talisker

What a dram! Every year Diageo offer up some "special releases". These are limited edition, cask strength bottles, rare and often stunning! This Talisker is part of a release of 3,000 bottles, sure…  More info

Talisker 30 Year Old (2009 Release)
3
30 year old

Old Pulteney 30 Year Old

70cl, 44%
Pulteney

Made with mostly refill casks, the result is a whisky that was allowed to mature at its own leisure. Gentle and filled with flavour, Old Pulteney 30 is a very good whisky indeed.  More info

Old Pulteney 30 Year Old
3
30 year old
$289.38

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)
2
30 year old

Glenlivet 22 Year Old 1987 Cask 47134 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 56.1%
The Glenlivet

Single cask Glenlivet. This was distilled in July 1987, matured in cask number 47134 and bottled by Duncan Taylor for their Rare Auld range in February 2010. Part of a release of 429 bottles.  More info

Glenlivet 22 Year Old 1987 Cask 47134 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
1
1987 vintage

Glen Grant 22 Year Old 1987 Cask 44541 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 57.9%
Glen Grant

Distilled at Glen Grant in December 1987 and matured for 22 years in cask number 44541 before bottling by Duncan Taylor in February 2010. A release of 285 individually numbered bottles at natural…  More info

Glen Grant 22 Year Old 1987 Cask 44541 - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
1
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)
23
1987 vintage
$95.72

The 1987 - 27 Year Old Touch.Pause.Enjoy (The New Zealand Whisky Company)

50cl, 43%
The New Zealand Whisky Company

Proud rugby related whisky bottlings seem to be quite en vogue these days with the Welsh distillery Penderyn producing a number of them here in the UK. This brilliantly named 27 year old single malt…  More info

The 1987 - 27 Year Old Touch.Pause.Enjoy (The New Zealand Whisky Company)
1
1987 vintage
$159.76

Glen Ord 30 Year Old

70cl, 58.7%
Glen Ord

Released in 2005, a 30 year old from Glen Ord, bottled at cask strength.  More info

Glen Ord 30 Year Old
3
30 year old
$204.77

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1979 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.3%
Port Ellen

An amazing single cask Port Ellen, the legendary defunct Islay distillery. This was distilled in November 1979 and aged for a massive 30 years before bottling by Douglas Laing in August 2010. A…  More info

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1979 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
5
30 year old

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