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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.).

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 746) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 46.2%
Glenfarclas

From the Spring 2015 release of the Glenfarclas Family Cask series comes a 1978 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a 4th fill hogshead. It was bottled in December 2014 at 46.2% ABV, with a…  More info

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 746) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
1978 vintage
$388.02
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Port Dundas 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 10431) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 59.3%
Port Dundas

Well matured single grain Scotch whisky from the Port Dundas distillery, bottled by Douglas Laing for the Xtra Old Particular range, which was unveiled in 2014. This whisky was distilled all the way…  More info

Port Dundas 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 10431) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Bunnahabhain 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 10348) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 45.2%
Bunnahabhain

An independent bottling of Bunnahabhain single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a refill hogshead for 35 long years! This Islay expression was distilled in December 1978 and bottled in June…  More info

Bunnahabhain 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 10348) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Port Dundas 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 11844) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 47.6%
Port Dundas

Independently bottled single grain from the Port Dundas distillery, bottled by Hunter Laing for The Sovereign series. It was distilled in 1974 and left to age for 40 years in a single refill hogshead…  More info

Port Dundas 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 11844) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)
40 year old
Discontinued

Glenfiddich 40 Year Old - Rare Collection (Release Number 11)

70cl, 44.5%
Glenfiddich

The award-winning 40 year old single malt Scotch whisky, from one of the most well-known distilleries in Scotland - the Glenfiddich distillery. For the 40 year old a remnant vatting process, where…  More info

Glenfiddich 40 Year Old - Rare Collection (Release Number 11)
40 year old
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Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 6801) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1

70cl, 52.1%
Glenglassaugh

40 year old, single cask single malt from the Glenglassaugh Rare Casks Releases - and from the first batch of this new range, no less! Collectible and delectable stuff, this is. It was distilled in…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 6801) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1
40 year old
Discontinued

Invergordon 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 10577) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Invergordon

40 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the Invergordon distillery, matured in a single cask from March 1974 to December 2014. This well-aged treat was bottled by Douglas Laing for their Xtra Old…  More info

Invergordon 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 10577) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
40 year old
Discontinued

Port Ellen 24 Year Old 1978 (bottled 2002) - The Whisky Shop 10th Anniversary Bottling

70cl, 57.9%
Port Ellen

24 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the legendary Port Ellen distillery, which sadly has been closed since 1983. This Islay whisky was distilled in March 1978, matured in a single Sherry butt…  More info

Port Ellen 24 Year Old 1978 (bottled 2002) - The Whisky Shop 10th Anniversary Bottling
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Strathclyde 40 Years Old 1974 (cask 10598) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.4%
Strathclyde

Another well-aged single grain Scotch whisky joins Douglas Laing's illustrious Xtra Old Particular range, this one from the Strathclyde distillery. It was distilled in October 1974 and was left to…  More info

Strathclyde 40 Years Old 1974 (cask 10598) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
40 year old
Discontinued

Master of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside (2nd Edition)

70cl, 43%
Master of Malt

This is the second edition of our award-winning forty year old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky from our Secret Bottlings Series. The second edition comes packaged with a new bottle and label…  More info

Master of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside (2nd Edition)
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40 year old
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Glen Grant 40 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail) (40%)

70cl, 40%
Glen Grant

This is a Gordon & MacPhail bottling of 40 year old single malt Scotch whisky, from the Glen Grant distillery in Speyside. Known for growing old gracefully, their whiskies are very well suited to…  More info

Glen Grant 40 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail) (40%)
40 year old
Discontinued

Glenglassaugh 33 Year Old 1978 - The Chosen Few 'Mhairi McDonald'

70cl, 46.3%
Glenglassaugh

This is a staggering single cask Glenglassaugh, selected by Mhairi McDonald for the Chosen Few range. It was distilled in October 1978 and aged for 33 years in a bourbon barrel. There are just 275…  More info

Glenglassaugh 33 Year Old 1978 -  The Chosen Few 'Mhairi McDonald'
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Invergordon 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 10432) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.2%
Invergordon

An Xtra Old Particular bottling of Invergordon single grain Scotch whisky, matured in a single cask for a massive 40 years! Distilled in March 1974 and bottled in October 2014, there's no doubt about…  More info

Invergordon 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 10432) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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40 year old
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Cambus 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 11266) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 57.7%
Cambus

The Sovereign range from Hunter Laing presents some wonderfully well-aged single grain whiskies - just like this one right here! This is a 40 year old single grain from the closed Cambus distillery,…  More info

Cambus 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 11266) - The Sovereign (Hunter Laing)
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40 year old
Discontinued

Old Pulteney 40 Year Old

70cl, 51.3%
Pulteney

This is the oldest ever official release of whisky from the Old Pulteney distillery in Wick, aged for a full 40 years in three sherry casks and a single bourbon barrel (all of which were filled in…  More info

Old Pulteney 40 Year Old
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40 year old
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Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 4004) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 41.3%
Glenfarclas

From the Summer 2014 release of Glenfarclas Family Cask bottlings comes this 1978 vintage single malt Scotch whisky. It was matured in a plain hogshead from 1978 until March 2014, when it was bottled…  More info

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 4004) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
1978 vintage
$373.30
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Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Alan Breck”

70cl, 43%
Glenfarclas

A frankly mindblowing single cask Glenfarclas which features artwork based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Kidnapped. This is from the Scottish Classics series, celebrating Scottish art,…  More info

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Alan Breck”
40 year old
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Black Bull 40 Year Old - 5th Release (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 41.5%
Duncan Taylor

The 5th release of Black Bull 40 Year Old comes charging in, boasting an impressive recipe of 90% malt whiskies and 10% grain whiskies from some very well known and talented distilleries. The whisky…  More info

Black Bull 40 Year Old - 5th Release (Duncan Taylor)
40 year old
Discontinued

MacPhail's 40 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Gordon and MacPhail

This was selected for Gordon and MacPhail's own range of bottlings and matured for a full 40 years in first fill and refill sherry casks, whisky has given this a traditional Speyside character.  More info

MacPhail's 40 Year Old
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40 year old
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North Of Scotland 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 10232) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.9%
North of Scotland

A Douglas Laing bottling of some very old single grain Scotch whisky from the North Of Scotland. All the way back in October 1973, the folks at North Of Scotland set a cask full of their single grain…  More info

North Of Scotland 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 10232) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
2
40 year old
Discontinued

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 1810) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1

70cl, 42.9%
Glenglassaugh

One of two 35 year old single malt Scotch whiskies in the first batch of Rare Cask Releases from the Glenglassaugh distillery. It was finished in a Port hogshead, before it was bottled, producing 279…  More info

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 (cask 1810) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 10234) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.9%
Teaninich

This is an independent bottling of 40 (yes, 40!) year old Teaninich single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill butt from December 1973 until March 2014. It was distilled before the older…  More info

Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 10234) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
40 year old
Discontinued

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts

70cl, 62.2%
Mortlach

This twenty year old Mortlach was bottled as part of UDV's (now Diageo) Rare Malts collection in 1998 and is very rare - who'd have thunk it?  More info

Mortlach 20 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Convalmore 24 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts

70cl, 59.4%
Convalmore

A 24 year old official expression from the now silent Convalmore distillery, this bottling was distilled in 1978 and has been released at cask strength as part of a rare limited edition.  More info

Convalmore 24 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts
1
1978 vintage
Discontinued

Glenury Royal 40 Year Old 1970

70cl, 59.4%
Glenury

This is a late addition to the Diageo Special Releases 2011 having been released in 2012. The Glenury Royal distillery was closed in 1985 and was later demolished. There have been very few recent…  More info

Glenury Royal 40 Year Old 1970
40 year old
Discontinued

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