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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.).

Convalmore 36 Year Old 1977 (2013 Special Release)

70cl, 58%
Convalmore

A fantastic 36 year old from the closed distillery of Convalmore, silent since 1985. Matured in European Oak refill casks, only 2,680 sought after, natural cask strength bottles are available as part…  More info

Convalmore 36 Year Old 1977 (2013 Special Release)
1
1977 vintage
$683.35

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
$401.76

Dailuaine 40 Year Old 1971 (cask 8186) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.6%
Dailuaine

A truly staggering 40 year old single cask Dailuaine, distilled in December of 1971 and aged in refill hogshead 8195 before bottling in February 2012 for Douglas Laing's Director's Cut range. A…  More info

Dailuaine 40 Year Old 1971 (cask 8186) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
40 year old

Dalmore 40 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Dalmore

A triple-wood from the Dalmore distillery, an awesome 40 year old, matured in American white oak, Matusalem Oloroso sherry and Amoroso sherry casks. A rare Highland bottling. A great testament to the…  More info

Dalmore 40 Year Old
3
40 year old
$1,409.83

Dalmore 40 Year Old in Leather Case

70cl, 40%
Dalmore

This is the truly staggering Dalmore 40 year old - a superb Highland malt aged in three different types of cask: American white oak, Matusalem Oloroso Sherry and Amoroso Sherry casks. This was…  More info

Dalmore 40 Year Old in Leather Case
40 year old
$2,806.37

Dark Chocolate Orange 1977 - Wemyss Malts (Glenlivet)

70cl, 46%
The Glenlivet

A barely believable 1977 (!) Glenlivet from top-notch bottler Wemyss. Astonishing stuff and only 149 bottles available!  More info

Dark Chocolate Orange 1977 - Wemyss Malts (Glenlivet)
1977 vintage
$146.65

Dew of Ben Nevis 40 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Ben Nevis

A 40 year old edition of the Highland blend Dew of Ben Nevis, this features a quantity of malt whisky from the Ben Nevis distillery.  More info

Dew of Ben Nevis 40 Year Old
1
40 year old
$142.87

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
$1,820.53

Fettercairn 40 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Fettercairn

This is a forty year old expression from the little known distillery of Fettercairn which is owned by the famous blending company Whyte & Mackay who also own Dalmore and Jura distilleries.  More info

Fettercairn 40 Year Old
1
40 year old
$882.09

Fettercairn 40 Year Old 43.3%

70cl, 43.3%
Fettercairn

The stunning-looking (and stunning-tasting!) Fettercairn 40 Year Old. This was distilled in 1969 and it was aged in Apostoles Palo Cortado sherry wood. It was bottled recently with the newly…  More info

Fettercairn 40 Year Old 43.3%
40 year old
$858.41

Garnheath 40 Year Old 1969 - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 47.9%
Garnheath

A well aged grain whisky from the Garnheath distillery (a pretty much unknown Grain distillery which operated within the Moffat complex in the Lowlands). This was aged in cask HH 5538 - a refill…  More info

Garnheath 40 Year Old 1969 - The Clan Denny (Douglas Laing)
1
40 year old

Glen Calder 40 Year Old 1949 (Gordon and MacPhail)

75cl, 40%
Gordon and MacPhail

A very well aged blended whisky, this Glen Calder from Gordon and MacPhail was distilled in 1949, the birth year of George Foreman.  More info

Glen Calder 40 Year Old 1949 (Gordon and MacPhail)
1
40 year old

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
$307.76

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
$333.85

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1969 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 44.3%
Glen Grant

A beautifully dark whisky bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 17th March 1969 and matured for 40 years in a single cask, a fresh Oloroso sherry hogshead number 2016. This was bottled at…  More info

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1969 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
40 year old

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1969 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 51.6%
Glen Grant

This very well aged Glen Grant was distilled on the 13th October 1969, and aged for 40 years in cask number 6234 before bottling on the 8th March 2010. A release of 125 individually numbered, cask…  More info

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1969 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)
40 year old

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1970 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 48.5%
Glen Grant

This is a well aged Glen Grant from Duncan Taylor, distilled in 1970 and bottled at cask strength. It's a truly brilliant malt with loads of flavour and complexity.  More info

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1970 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)
40 year old

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

70cl, 45%
Glen Grant

This is the second release of 37 year old single malt Scotch whisky distilled by Glen Grant in 1973 and bottled by Italian bottler, Samaroli.  More info

Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1973 (cask 6588) - 2nd Release - Samaroli
1
40 year old
$481.40

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
$482.77

Glen Scotia 32 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54.2%
Glen Scotia

A 32 year old single cask from Signatory. This was distilled on the 28th April 1977, matured for 32 years in hogshead number 979 and bottled on the 7th April 2010. A release of 207 bottles of cask…  More info

Glen Scotia 32 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
1977 vintage

Glen Scotia 32 Year Old 1977 - Dun Bheagan (Ian MacLeod)

70cl, 56%
Glen Scotia

This was distilled at the Glen Scotia distillery in June of 1977 before 32 years ageing in hogshead number 1691 before bottling by Ian MacLeod for the Dun Bheagan range in 2010. A release of 210…  More info

Glen Scotia 32 Year Old 1977 - Dun Bheagan (Ian MacLeod)
1977 vintage

Glen Scotia 33 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52%
Glen Scotia

Distilled on the 5th September 1977 and aged in hogshead 2751 for 33 years, this single cask Glen Scotia was bottled for Signatory's award-winning Cask Strength Collection.  More info

Glen Scotia 33 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
1977 vintage

Glenallachie 40 Year Old 1972 (cask 8217) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.8%
Glenallachie

This is a stunning forty year old Glenallachie from an ex-sherry cask bottled as part of Douglas Laing's Director's Cut range. Mind blowing stuff indeed.  More info

Glenallachie 40 Year Old 1972 (cask 8217) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)
40 year old

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)
3
40 year old

Glencadam 32 Year Old 1977 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 54.9%
Glencadam

Distilled at the Glencadam distillery in 1977. This was aged for a whopping 32 years before being selected for bottling by Douglas Laing for their prestigious Old and Rare Platinum line. This was…  More info

Glencadam 32 Year Old 1977 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
1
1977 vintage

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