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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.”

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 1062) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 52.30%
Bowmore

This one certainly is 'A Rare Find' indeed - An independent bottling of 30 year old Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky! It was distilled back in March 1985, matured in cask #1062 and bottled in May…  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 1062) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
30 year old
$362.44

Macallan 30 Year Old 1985 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.30%
The Macallan

From Hunter Laing's fantastic Old & Rare Platinum series, reserved for some incredible independently bottled whiskies, comes a 30 year old Macallan single malt! This was distilled up in Speyside in…  More info

Macallan 30 Year Old 1985 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
30 year old
$833.94

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (bottled 2015) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)

70cl, 49.30%
Bowmore

Oooh, 30 year old Bowmore - very exciting stuff from Gleann Mór's A Rare Find range! This was distilled on the Island of Islay in March 1985 and bottled in May 2015 with an outturn of 74 bottles.  More info

Bowmore 30 Year Old 1985 (bottled 2015) - A Rare Find (Gleann Mór)
30 year old
$348.35

Tormore 30 Year Old 1984 - Small Batch (W.M. Cadenhead)

70cl, 55.80%
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
$149.64

Glenturret 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 296) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.80%
Glenturret

Single cask Glenturret single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a hogshead cask from December 1986 to April 2015. At 28 years old, it was bottled by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection range,…  More info

Glenturret 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 296) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
28 year old
$107.08

MacPhail's 30 Year Old Puccini Decanter

70cl, 40%
Gordon and MacPhail

A very well-aged malt from Gordon and MacPhail. This 30 year old was matured in Gordon and MacPhail's Elgin warehouses and comes packaged in an attractive decanter, complete with a scroll.  More info

MacPhail's 30 Year Old Puccini Decanter
30 year old
$214.52

Cambus 30 Year Old 1985 (cask 11591) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 53.40%
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
$110.92

Bell's The Queen's 60th Birthday Decanter - 1986

75cl, 43%
Bell's

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 60th birthday, Bell's released this collectible decanter - shaped like a bell, of course.  More info

Bell's The Queen's 60th Birthday Decanter - 1986
1986 vintage
$78.83

Glenturret 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 307) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48%
Glenturret

Cask strength Glenturret, anyone? Oh yes, this ought to be a treat! This 27 year old Glenturret single malt Scotch whisky was distilled back in December 1986 and set aside to mature in hogshead #307…  More info

Glenturret 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 307) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
27 year old
$107.08

Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 11272) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48%
Hunter Laing

Hunter Laing are being coy about which distillery this 28 year old single malt Scotch whisky came from, but they did tell us that it's from Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery - which sound pretty…  More info

Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 11272) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
28 year old
$117.78

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10162) - Executive Decision (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.80%
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
$232.38

Teaninich 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9323) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.80%
Teaninich

Distilled at the Teaninich distillery in December 1982, this is a 30 year old, single cask Speyside malt. It was aged in a refill butt before bottling for the Directors Cut range in late 2012. A…  More info

Teaninich 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 9323) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old
$190.76

Dufftown 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 8232) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.70%
Dufftown

This was distilled at Dufftown in March of 1982. It was aged for 30 years in a single sherry butt (number 8232) before bottling in March 2012 for Douglas Laing's Directors Cut range. A release of 189…  More info

Dufftown 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 8232) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

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

70cl, 53.90%
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
$251.68

Black Bull 30 Year Old (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 50%
Duncan Taylor

A 30 year old expression from Duncan Taylor's Black Bull range, made with grain and malt Scotch whiskies and matured in Sherry casks, imparting a wealth of dark fruit, spice, dark chocolate, tobacco…  More info

Black Bull 30 Year Old (Duncan Taylor)
30 year old
$207.22

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 405033) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 52.90%
Caol Ila

30 year old Caol Ila single malt, bottled for the Duncan Taylor Single collection. This Sherried Islay dram has matured from May 1983 to February 2014, when it was bottled with an outturn of just 66…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 405033) - The Duncan Taylor Single
30 year old
$430.88

Glenturret 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 308) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48.50%
Glenturret

From the Glenturret distillery comes this 27 year old single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single hogshead cask from December 1986 to May 2014. It was bottled by Signatory for their frequently…  More info

Glenturret 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 308) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
27 year old
$113.61

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

70cl, 52.80%
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
$232.38

Miltonduff 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6136) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 42.80%
Miltonduff

The Duncan Taylor Single selection are a wonderfully lavish series of independently bottled rare whiskies from top distilleries, presented in gorgeous hardwood and leather boxes. This edition is a 30…  More info

Miltonduff 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6136) - The Duncan Taylor Single
30 year old
$363.95

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
$137.55

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

70cl, 52.70%
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
$251.82

Glencadam 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 730) - Limited Edition

70cl, 46%
Glencadam

A beautifully presented 30 year old single cask whisky distilled on 10th June 1982 at Glencadam in Brechin, situated in the Eastern Highlands. It was then bottled in October 2012 with an outturn of…  More info

Glencadam 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 730) - Limited Edition
30 year old
$307.94

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 58.40%
Glenfarclas

Release number nine of Glenfarclas 1986 from the Family Cask collection comes in the shape of 574 bottles of lip-smackingly good single malt Scotch whisky that has been matured in a sherry butt and…  More info

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask Release IX
1986 vintage
$261.20

Glenturret 26 Year Old 1986 (cask 295) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52.20%
Glenturret

At 26 years old, this Glenturret is ready to be tasted, so says Signatory (and they would know). It was distilled by the Perthshire distillery in November 1986 and bottled at cask strength in October…  More info

Glenturret 26 Year Old 1986 (cask 295) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
26 year old
$106.70

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

70cl, 48.90%
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
$222.65

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