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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.).

Jack Daniel's 1981 Gold Medal Tennessee Whiskey (1L)

100cl, 43%
Jack Daniel's

This collectible bottling from Jack Daniel's was the last in a series of releases that celebrated various prestigious awards that the distillery has won over the years. This particular edition…  More info

Jack Daniel's 1981 Gold Medal Tennessee Whiskey (1L)
1981 vintage

Karuizawa 33 Year Old 1981 (cask 136)

70cl, 55.3%
Karuizawa

Whiskies from the sadly-closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan are rare, collectible and highly-sought after by whisky aficionados - and this one is very much worth paying attention to. It's a 33 year…  More info

Karuizawa 33 Year Old 1981 (cask 136)
1981 vintage

North Port-Brechin 1981 (bottled 1998) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
North Port

A 1998 vintage bottling of rare North Port-Brechin single malt, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 1998 for the Connoisseurs Choice range. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like…  More info

North Port-Brechin 1981 (bottled 1998) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
1981 vintage

Springbank 40 Year Old 1968 (cask 1414) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)

70cl, 54%
Springbank

40 year old Springbank. The sound you're hearing right now is the sound of whisky-enthusiasts around the world raising their eyebrows whenever those words are uttered in that sequence. Yes, this is a…  More info

Springbank 40 Year Old 1968 (cask 1414) - Chieftain's (Ian Macleod)
40 year old

Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Limited Edition (Release Number 12)

70cl, 46.6%
Glenfiddich

A twelfth release of Glenfiddich's exceptional limited edition 40 year old single malt. Using a 'remnant vatting' process, some of the previous batch is carried over each time and vatted with the…  More info

Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Limited Edition (Release Number 12)
40 year old

North Port-Brechin 1981 (bottled 2000) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
North Port

Rare as hen's teeth and significantly more delicious - this is a bottling of single malt from the North Port distillery (at one point known as the Brechin distillery, hence it's inclusion on the…  More info

North Port-Brechin 1981 (bottled 2000) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
1981 vintage

Talisker Bodega Series 40 Year Old

70cl, 50%
Talisker

Well, well, well... What do we have here? Only an exceptionally exciting release from Island distillery Talisker made all the more marvellous because it's the first in a series that forms an…  More info

Talisker Bodega Series 40 Year Old
40 year old
$3,120.25

North Port-Brechin 1981 (bottled 2005) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
North Port

This old bottling from Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range is a rare example of single malt from the closed North Port distillery (listed as North Port-Brechin on the label, as it was…  More info

North Port-Brechin 1981 (bottled 2005) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
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1981 vintage

Macallan 40 Year Old 1977 (cask 11835) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 45.2%
The Macallan

From Douglas Laing's XOP range (which is reserved for very special whiskies) comes a 40 year old single malt from the esteemed Macallan distillery (as we said - very special whiskies). This was…  More info

Macallan 40 Year Old 1977 (cask 11835) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
40 year old

Lochside 1981 (bottled 2015) (Lot No. RO/15/10) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%
Lochside

A rather exciting bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Lochside distillery. This was distilled in 1981 and bottled in 2015 by Gordon & MacPhail for their Rare Old collection. Though the…  More info

Lochside 1981 (bottled 2015) (Lot No. RO/15/10) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)
1981 vintage

Master of Malt 40 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

70cl, 47.5%
Master of Malt

Top quality well aged single malts and the finest grain came together to create this special blended Scotch whisky, with every drop aged for at least 40 years! This is comfort whisky, and we think…  More info

Master of Malt 40 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
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40 year old

Karuizawa 1981 (bottled 2011) (cask 6256)

70cl, 57.5%
Karuizawa

Very rare whisky from the closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan, bottled by the Number One Drinks Company. It's a 1981 vintage, drawn from a first-fill Sherry cask which was bottled in 2011 with an…  More info

Karuizawa 1981 (bottled 2011) (cask 6256)
1981 vintage

Caledonian 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 11213) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.1%
Caledonian

An independent single grain Scotch whisky from the sadly shut Caledonian distillery! This was aged in a single refill hogshead cask for 40 years, from April 1976 to June 2016, before being bottled by…  More info

Caledonian 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 11213) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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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)

Longmorn 1975 (bottled 2015) (cask 15065) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 46.7%
Longmorn

An indie bottling of Longmorn single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1975(!) and bottled in 2015 by Malts Of Scotland. It was drawn from a single bourbon hogshead, and only 196 bottles were produced.  More info

Longmorn 1975 (bottled 2015) (cask 15065) - Malts of Scotland
40 year old

North Port 24 Year Old 1981 - Rarest of the Rare (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 58%
North Port

Duncan Taylor's Rarist of the Rare indie bottling range is fair self-explanatory - it's home to some very hard to find whiskies indeed. This particular bottling is 24 year old single malt from the…  More info

North Port 24 Year Old 1981 - Rarest of the Rare (Duncan Taylor)
1981 vintage

Mortlach 1981 (bottled 2015) (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%
Mortlach

1981 vintage Mortlach single malt from Gordon & MacPhail's Rare Vintage range, mature in refill remade American oak hogsheads.  More info

Mortlach 1981 (bottled 2015) (Gordon & MacPhail)
1981 vintage

Glenfarclas 1981 (cask 1607) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release

70cl, 48.3%
Glenfarclas

A Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling of 1981 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single 4th fill butt until July 2016. A release of 265 bottles.  More info

Glenfarclas 1981 (cask 1607) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release

Port Ellen 16 Year Old - Authentic Collection (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 62.4%
Port Ellen

A rare indie bottling of Port Ellen from years gone by! This is a 16 year old single malt from the gone-but-not-forgotten distillery on the Isle of Islay, distilled in April 1981 and bottled at cask…  More info

Port Ellen 16 Year Old - Authentic Collection (WM Cadenhead)
1981 vintage

Glenfiddich 40 Year Old (Bottled 2004)

70cl, 44.9%
Glenfiddich

40 year old whisky from the storied Glenfiddich distillery. They release their 40 year old expressions in small batches each year - this particular one was from their 2004 release, with only 600…  More info

Glenfiddich 40 Year Old (Bottled 2004)

Cambus 40 Year Old 1975 (Special Release 2016)

70cl, 52.7%
Cambus

Following last year's Cally 40 Year Old, it's now Cambus' turn to provide a well-aged official bottling of single grain for the Special Releases. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is also the oldest ever…  More info

Cambus 40 Year Old 1975 (Special Release 2016)
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40 year old

Carsebridge 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 11529) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.7%
Carsebridge

Incredibly well-aged single grain from the Carsebridge distillery, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for their Xtra Old Particular range. It was distilled in October 1976 and aged in a refill…  More info

Carsebridge 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 11529) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

Cambus 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 11527) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.1%
Cambus

Long-aged single grain from the sadly closed Cambus distillery, independently bottled by Douglas Laing. This was distilled in September 1976 and matured in refill hogshead #11527 for 40 years (also…  More info

Cambus 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 11527) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

The Macallan 40 Year Old 2016 Release

70cl, 45%
The Macallan

Back in 2006, whilst creating that year's 30 year old, Bob Delgarno set aside an additional parcel of Sherry casks that would be allowed to continue to age. A decade later, this non-vintage 40 year…  More info

The Macallan 40 Year Old 2016 Release
40 year old

Ladyburn 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 74) - Private Cask Collection (William Grant & Sons)

70cl, 48.6%
Ladyburn

It's incredibly rare to see a bottling of Ladyburn single malt Scotch whisky, seeing as the distillery was closed in 1975 after only being founded on the Girvan grain distillery site nine years…  More info

Ladyburn 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 74) - Private Cask Collection (William Grant & Sons)
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