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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 (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

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

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

70cl, 52.9%
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

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

70cl, 48.5%
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

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

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

70cl, 42.8%
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

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

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

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
$296.46

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 58.4%
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
$251.46

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

70cl, 52.2%
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

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

Glen Spey 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 1982) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)

70cl, 52.5%
Glen Spey

Drawn from a single bourbon barrel, this 27 year old Glen Spey was bottled by A. D. Rattray in January 2014. It was popped into the barrel by the distillery in Speyside in September 1986. 224 bottles…  More info

Glen Spey 27 Year Old 1986 (cask 1982) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray)
27 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
$148.16

Majesty 30 Year Old (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40%
Duncan Taylor

A glorious 30 year old single malt from Duncan Taylor, Highland Queen Majesty is part of a release of 2,000 bottles, named for Mary Queen of Scots.  More info

Majesty 30 Year Old (Duncan Taylor)
30 year old

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10124) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.5%
Port Ellen

Ah, looky! I'd better go and open this window here so I can shout out of it that we have a new sooty, leathery Port Ellen from Douglas Laing in stock. They'll probably all be gone by the time I turn…  More info

Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 10124) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
30 year old

Highland Park 30 Year Old 1968 - Samaroli 30th Anniversary (Samaroli)

70cl, 40%
Highland Park

A rare 30 year old whisky bottled by Samaroli Merchants and Bottlers to mark their 30th anniversary, under the supervision of Silvano S. Samaroli himself. Silvano has been selecting casks for…  More info

Highland Park 30 Year Old 1968 - Samaroli 30th Anniversary (Samaroli)
30 year old
$788.41

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
$237.10

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6487) - (Cask Strength Collection) Signatory

70cl, 53%
Caol Ila

Single cask single malt whisky from the talented Caol Ila distillery near Port Askaig on Islay, bottled by Signatory. After maturing in a hogshead for 30 years(!), it was bottled for the Cask…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6487) - (Cask Strength Collection) Signatory
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

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

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 405009) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 54.7%
Caol Ila

With a presentation box almost as gorgeous as the whisky itself, you know you're in for a treat with The Duncan Taylor Single range of independently bottled single cask whiskies. This particular…  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1983 (cask 405009) - The Duncan Taylor Single
30 year old

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask

70cl, 56.5%
Glenfarclas

In Autumn of 2007, Glenfarclas released the Family Casks. This is the 1986 vintage from the range, matured in a refill sherry puncheon (cask 3434). This was bottled on the 1st March 2007, and it's…  More info

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask
1986 vintage
$218.60

Glencadam 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 729) - Limited Edition

70cl, 46%
Glencadam

Only two hundred and sixty bottles of this three decades old Glencadam have been bottled and is an excellent example of this Highland malt whisky.  More info

Glencadam 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 729) - Limited Edition
30 year old
$296.46

Tamnavulin 25 Year Old 1986 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Tamnavulin

A 25 year old single cask Tamnavulin distilled in December 1986 and aged in a refill butt before bottling in April 2012. A release of 302 bottles from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range.  More info

Tamnavulin 25 Year Old 1986 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
25 year old

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