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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.).

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
Discontinued

North British 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 39900) - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.7%
North British

Do you love well-aged single grain whiskies? Well Duncan Taylor have got you covered with this 35 year old North British! It was distilled all the way back in August 1978 and eventually bottled in…  More info

North British 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 39900) - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
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1978 vintage
Discontinued

Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1978 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 56.5%
Port Ellen

A Hunter Laing bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from one of the most renowned closed distilleries in Scotland - Port Ellen. Distilled at the Islay distillery in September 1978 and aged in a…  More info

Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1978 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing)
1978 vintage
Discontinued

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
Discontinued

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
Discontinued

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)
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40 year old
Discontinued

The Singleton of Auchroisk 1978

75cl, 40%
Auchroisk

Familiar with Auchroisk at all? ‘OH-thrusk’, that's the one. Rebranded as "The Singleton of" in 1986 and throughout the 1990s, this is a 1978 vintage from this now discontinued range.  More info

The Singleton of Auchroisk 1978
1978 vintage
Discontinued

BenRiach 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 1047) - Moscatel Cask Finish

70cl, 51.1%
BenRiach

A 35 year old BenRiach taken from a single cask with only 253 bottles produced at natural cask strength. The final part of the maturation period was spent in a Moscatel wine hogshead.  More info

BenRiach 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 1047) - Moscatel Cask Finish
1978 vintage
Discontinued

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
Discontinued

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
Discontinued

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 - The Massandra Connection - Madeira Wood Finish

70cl, 41.7%
Glenglassaugh

A 2014 addition to Glenglassaugh's Massandra Connection series. This 35 year old single malt, was distilled in 1978 and finished in a Madeira puncheon from the Massandra winery, the oldest winery in…  More info

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 - The Massandra Connection - Madeira Wood Finish
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Port Ellen 34 Year Old 1978 - 13th Release (2013 Special Release)

70cl, 55%
Port Ellen

Ah, Port Ellen, how we love you. And by 'we' I don't just mean us at MoM towers, whisky fans around the world adore this legendary malt from an Islay distillery that shut down in 1983. Diageo's…  More info

Port Ellen 34 Year Old 1978 - 13th Release (2013 Special Release)
1978 vintage
Discontinued

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
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40 year old
Discontinued

Glenglassaugh 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 1118/8) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 43.6%
Glenglassaugh

Another of Glenglassaugh's second batch of Rare Cask releases, showcasing their well aged malts, in this case finished in a single Port hogshead with an outturn of 276 bottles.  More info

Glenglassaugh 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 1118/8) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
1978 vintage
Discontinued

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
Discontinued

Oban 18 Year Old 1978 (cask 216) - Signatory

70cl, 56.6%
Oban

A rare independent bottling of Oban single malt! This is an 18 year old Oban, distilled in January 1978, matured in cask #216 for 18 years until April 1996, when it was bottled by Signatory. 264…  More info

Oban 18 Year Old 1978 (cask 216) - Signatory
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Port Dundas 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 10421) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 60.7%
Port Dundas

36 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the Port Dundas distillery, distilled all the way back in 1978! It was matured in a refill barrel until October 2014, when it was bottled by Douglas Laing…  More info

Port Dundas 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 10421) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Port Ellen 27 Year Old 1978 - 6th Release (2006 Special Release)

70cl, 54.2%
Port Ellen

A rather rare bottling of 27 year old, 1978 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the legendary (and sadly closed) Port Ellen distillery on Islay. This was released in 2006 as part of Diageo's 6th…  More info

Port Ellen 27 Year Old 1978 - 6th Release (2006 Special Release)
1978 vintage
Discontinued

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
Discontinued

Glenbridge 40 Year Old (Aldi)

70cl, 40%
Glenbridge

There has been an unbelievable level of hype about this whisky, and largely due to the fact it's quite an unusual thing! This, my friends, is Aldi's 40 year old whisky - Glenbridge 40! We tasted this…  More info

Glenbridge 40 Year Old (Aldi)
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40 year old
Discontinued

Benromach 19 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts

70cl, 63.8%
Benromach

A Smashing 19 year old from Benromach, put together from old, pre-gordon-and-macphail casks.  More info

Benromach 19 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts
1978 vintage
Discontinued

BenRiach 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 5469) Bourbon Cask Finish

70cl, 41.7%
BenRiach

A 36 year old unpeated BenRiach single malt Scotch whisky, which was initially matured in Sherry cask before being transferred over to a bourbon cask to finish. This gorgeous Speysider was distilled…  More info

BenRiach 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 5469) Bourbon Cask Finish
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 1803) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1

70cl, 41.6%
Glenglassaugh

35 year old Glenglassaugh single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of their first batch of Rare Cask Releases. This particular expression was distilled in October 1978 and bottled in February 2014…  More info

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 1803) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old

70cl, 41.7%
Bunnahabhain

Good gosh - 40 year old Bunnahbhain single malt Scotch whisky! This was released by the Islay distillery in the latter-half of 2012, with just 750 bottles produced. Expect big, exciting things from…  More info

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old
40 year old
Discontinued

Cameronbridge 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 396999) - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 53.9%
Cameron Bridge

Well-aged single grain Scotch whisky from the Cameronridge distillery, bottled by Duncan Taylor. This Rare Auld bottling features whisky distilled in August 1978 and bottled at 35 year old in January…  More info

Cameronbridge 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 396999) - Rare Auld (Duncan Taylor)
1978 vintage
Discontinued

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