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40 Year Old Whisky

Forty (40) Year Old Whisky is really a rare treat indeed. There are very few casks which survive the maturation process with enough vivacity left in them to make truly great whisky, and you can rest assured that whiskies that reach 40 years old will be really incredibly complex, often having lost over 50% of the cask’s contents to evaporation.

40 year old whisky is very often bestowed as a 40th Birthday present as a mark of tremendous respect for the recipient. Other occasions on which 40 year old whisky can be given include Fathers Day, and Christmas Presents.

Forty year old whisky is ultra-rare, normally very complex, and incredibly mellow and supple.

1971 was a memorable year for many people - here are some of the most memorable moments:

In May of 1971, South Park lovers everywhere would have raised a glass for the birth of Matt Stone, the aforementioned cartoon’s co-creator.

Later that year, the illustrious actor Mark Wahlberg was born, we’ve sure he enjoys a good glass of bourbon or Scotch. PCWorld.ca listed Mark Wahlberg’s computer game “Marky Mark: Make My Video” as the 8th Worst Video Game of All Time (this award also reminds us of the overindulgent use of the phrase “of all time” when included in the title of an award. Since computer games have only been around for a few decades, there is no need for this melodramatic expression. It’s a bit like having an award for “Best 21st Century Event of All Time” or “Best Tom Cruise Film of All Time” (the second award would obviously go to the classic “Top Gun”). Should it have been an award for something that had been around since documented history, such as “Best Lizard”, “Best Numeric System”, or “Best Calendar”, the phrase “of all time” might fit. That is all.).

Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 1) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 46.8%
The Glenlivet

A 40 year old Glenlivet that spent its final 48 months in a Sherry cask before being bottled for La Maison du Whisky in 2015.  More info

Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 1) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)
40 year old
$592.11

Carsebridge 38 Year Old 1976 (cask 130950) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.8%
Carsebridge

Well aged grain whisky from the closed Carsebridge distillery, bottled by Signatory for La Maison du Whisky's Hogshead series. It spent over 38 years in a single cask between October 1976 and August…  More info

Carsebridge 38 Year Old 1976 (cask 130950) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
38 year old
$286.92

Caledonian 39 Year Old 1976 (cask 900002) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.9%
Caledonian

Single grain whisky from a closed distillery, matured for almost four decades in a single hogshead. This was distilled in April 1976 and set aside for 39 years until August 2015, when it was bottled…  More info

Caledonian 39 Year Old 1976 (cask 900002) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
39 year old
$285.64

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 6588) - 2nd Release - Samaroli

70cl, 45%
Glen Grant

The second release of 1973 Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky from Italian indie bottler Samaroli. For fans of well-Sherried Speyside whisky.  More info

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 6588) - 2nd Release - Samaroli
40 year old
$490.76

Timorous Beastie 40 Year Old

70cl, 54.7%
Douglas Laing

A very exciting variation on Douglas Laing's Timorous Beastie blended malt (the name is a reference to the Robert Burns poem 'To a Mouse'), made with Highland whiskies aged for at least 40 years!…  More info

Timorous Beastie 40 Year Old
4
40 year old
$212.05

Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 20237) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 54%
Teaninich

Bottled as part of the Celebration of the Cask range by Càrn Mòr, this is a 40 year old Teaninich single malt which spent all that time in a single, sizeable sherry puncheon. 200 well aged bottles of…  More info

Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 20237) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
40 year old
$383.17

Benriach 39 Year Old 1976 (cask 5462) - Peated, Tawny Port Cask Finish

70cl, 53.8%
BenRiach

Peated BenRiach single malt Scotch whisky distilled in November 1976 and matured for over 39 years! Finished in a single Tawny Port hogshead the outturn was 291 extraordinary bottles in June 2016.  More info

Benriach 39 Year Old 1976 (cask 5462) - Peated, Tawny Port Cask Finish
39 year old
$636.32

Banff 40 Year Old 1975 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 40.6%
Banff

An independent bottling of rare single malt Scotch whisky from the long-closed Banff distillery, aged in a refill hogshead cask for 40 years, from November 1975 to July 2016. 122 bottles were…  More info

Banff 40 Year Old 1975 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
40 year old
$888.54

Glentauchers 39 Year Old 1976 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 43.8%
Glentauchers

An indie bottling of some incredibly well-aged Glentauchers single malt. This was distilled in 1976 and bottled by WM Cadenhead in 2016 after 39 years of maturation! A Small Batch bottling of only…  More info

Glentauchers 39 Year Old 1976 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
39 year old
$226.43

The Golden Age Blend

70cl, 44.3%
The Blended Whisky Company

The Golden Age Blend is an extraordinary whisky, harking back to the 'Golden Age' of distilling from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s, being made exclusively with whiskies that are at least 40 years…  More info

The Golden Age Blend
3
40 year old
$371.13

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1976

70cl, 43%
The Macallan

An old, rare bottling of 18 year old Macallan single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled in 1976 and bottled in the 1990s. A handsome collectible for whisky enthusiasts. This bottle was part…  More info

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1976
18 year old
$1585.49

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 3171) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 40.2%
Glenglassaugh

A 40 year old whisky from a distillery that was closed for nineteen years before 2005. Hand selected by Master Blender Billy Walker, this Glenglassaugh Rare Cask release was finished in a single…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 3171) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
40 year old
$617.00

Bunnahabhain 31 Year Old 1976 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 48.1%
Bunnahabhain

31 year old Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, matured in Fino Sherry oak - a delightful combination... A release of 216 bottles from Murray McDavid's Mission Gold range.  More info

Bunnahabhain 31 Year Old 1976 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)
31 year old
$471.88

BenRiach 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 7028) - Peated

70cl, 53%
BenRiach

Matured in a single Sherry butt with an outturn of 511 bottles, this is a 40 year old peated BenRiach single malt!  More info

BenRiach 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 7028) - Peated
40 year old
$600.95

Tomatin 40 Year Old

70cl, 42.9%
Tomatin

A 40 year old vatting of seven sherry hogsheads, chosen by Douglas Campbell, the distillery manager at Tomatin.  More info

Tomatin 40 Year Old
40 year old

Craigduff 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 2516) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 49.6%
Glen Keith

Distilled at Glen Keith (not Strathisla as originally believed) on 4th April 1973, Craigduff was an experimental peated malt. Matured for a staggering 40 years in a refill sherry butt, this release…  More info

Craigduff 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 2516) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
40 year old
$408.40

Glenglassaugh 39 Year Old 1976 (cask 3170) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 40.3%
Glenglassaugh

A stunning 39 year old single malt from Glenglassaugh, a distillery that was of course closed from 1985 through to 2005. Finished in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry hogshead, just 205 bottles were filled in…  More info

Glenglassaugh 39 Year Old 1976 (cask 3170) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
1
39 year old
$614.23

Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 48.9%
Teaninich

It's not every day you see Teaninich single malt Scotch whisky, as a lot of the distillery's produce ends up in some very well known and well loved blends. However, some of the whisky does make it to…  More info

Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
1
40 year old

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 10704) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51%
Bunnahabhain

Extraordinarily aged Bunnahabhain from top bottler Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular range. Just 258 bottles of this historic whisky, distilled back in January 1975, were produced.  More info

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 10704) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
40 year old

Famous Grouse 40 Year Old

70cl, 47%
Famous Grouse

A spectacular limited edition release from the Famous Grouse, their 40 Year Old blended malt Scotch whisky features whiskies selected by Master Blender John Ramsey, all of which had reached a ripe…  More info

Famous Grouse 40 Year Old
2
40 year old
$1850.63

Mortlach 1976 (Gordon & Macphail)

70cl, 43%
Mortlach

Mortlach was where William Grant of Glenfiddich and Balvenie fame started his career in whisky. To this day it remains a firm favourite of many whisky fans so it is no wonder that Gordon and MacPhail…  More info

Mortlach 1976 (Gordon & Macphail)
1976 vintage

Glen Grant 40 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail) (43%)

70cl, 43%
Glen Grant

A Gordon & MacPhail bottling of 40 year old Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky! This one has been bottled at 43% ABV - a fantastic Speysider.  More info

Glen Grant 40 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail) (43%)
40 year old
$339.37

Glencraig 38 Year Old 1976 (cask 4254) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 44.3%
Glenburgie

An independently bottled Glencraig single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in Glenburgie's Lomond stills in June 1976. It was left to mature in a single bourbon barrel for 38 years until July 2014, when…  More info

Glencraig 38 Year Old 1976 (cask 4254) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
38 year old

Glen Albyn 1976 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Glen Albyn

This Glen Albyn was distilled in 1976 and was bottled by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. Glen Albyn was closed in 1983 and demolished three years later, needless to say this is a rare bottling.  More info

Glen Albyn 1976 (Gordon & MacPhail)
1976 vintage

Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 40 Year Old 1968 (cask 5047) - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Douglas Laing

An Old Malt Cask independent bottling from back when it was Douglas Laing behind the series (it's now released by Hunter Laing after the company was split). The whisky itself is from an undisclosed…  More info

Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery 40 Year Old 1968 (cask 5047) - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
40 year old

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