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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 35 Year Old - The Chosen Few 'Ronnie Routledge'

70cl, 49.60%
Glenglassaugh

This is from a new range from Glenglassaugh, showcasing their favoured styles of whisky from older casks. This cask was selected by Ronnie Routledge. The whisky itself is a 35 year old malt aged in a…  More info

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old - The Chosen Few 'Ronnie Routledge'
35 year old

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old

70cl, 44.60%
Glenglassaugh

An extremely rare, limited edition 40 year old whisky from Glenglassaugh. This is truly a stunning single malt, bottled in February 2009 at cask strength, with a limited outturn of just 225 bottles,…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old
40 year old

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

70cl, 52.10%
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
$577.52

Glenglassaugh 45 Years Old - Rare Cask Series

70cl, 44.60%
Glenglassaugh

Only 202 bottles of this forty-five year Highland single malt have been made. This whisky is luxuriously dark in colour and is presented in a crystal decanter with to cut-crystal tumblers to enjoy…  More info

Glenglassaugh 45 Years Old - Rare Cask Series
40 year old
$1836.15

Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1970 - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40%
The Glenlivet

This is a 40 year old, single cask, cask strength (even though it's 40%, it wasn't diluted, it came out of the cask at this strength) Glenlivet, aged in a bourbon cask. This was distilled in 1970 and…  More info

Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1970 - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)
40 year old

Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1970 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 49.90%
The Glenlivet

From Duncan Taylor's Legendary Peerless range, this 40 year old Glenlivet was distilled in 1970, and bttled at cask strength. Everything from the Peerless range is super-aged in either bourbon,…  More info

Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1970 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)
1
40 year old

Glenrothes 40 Year Old 1968 - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40.20%
Glenrothes

A beautiful natural cask strength Glenrothes, aged for a whopping 40 years, this was bottled for Duncan Taylor's prestigious Lonach range. Very good indeed, and utterly astonishing value for money.  More info

Glenrothes 40 Year Old 1968 - Lonach (Duncan Taylor)
40 year old

Glenrothes 40 Year Old 1970 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) 40.9%

70cl, 40.90%
Glenrothes

A very tasty 40 year old Glenrothes from Duncan Taylor. This was aged in standard-sized casks for the majority of its maturation, then it was finished in small octave casks to add extra pep and…  More info

Glenrothes 40 Year Old 1970 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) 40.9%
40 year old

Glenrothes 40 Year Old 1970 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) 41.6%

70cl, 41.60%
Glenrothes

This was distilled in 1970 and aged for the majority of its maturation in standard-sized casks, before being transferred into very small octave-sized casks for a finish. The result of this is an…  More info

Glenrothes 40 Year Old 1970 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) 41.6%
40 year old

Glenury Royal 1976 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%
Glenury

A 1976 vintage from Glenury Royal, this was bottled as part of Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range.  More info

Glenury Royal 1976 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
1976 vintage

Glenury Royal 40 Year Old 1970

70cl, 59.40%
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
$715.04

Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old 43.3%

70cl, 43.30%
Inver House

A premium 40 year old expression from Hankey Bannister. This is part of a limited release of 1,917 bottles. This was released to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the brand. In fact, this was…  More info

Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old 43.3%
1
40 year old
$766.02

Highland Park 40 Year Old 1968 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 40.80%
Highland Park

An incredibly old Highland Park. This was aged for a whopping 40 years after distillation in 1968. It was aged in a single cask (number 3465) and was bottled as a release of just 177 numbered bottles…  More info

Highland Park 40 Year Old 1968 - Peerless (Duncan Taylor)
40 year old

Imperial 21 Year Old 1976 (Signatory Vintage)

70cl, 43%
Imperial

This whisky is from the moth-balled distillery of Imperial. Although the distillery is currently silent, independent bottlers such as Signatory have bottled previous stock for your delectation.  More info

Imperial 21 Year Old 1976 (Signatory Vintage)
21 year old
$81.80

Imperial 35 Year Old 1976 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%
Imperial

This was distilled in October of 1976 at the Imperial distillery in Speyside. It was aged for 35 years in a refill butt and bottled in October 2011 at higher-than-usual bottling strength. Delicious…  More info

Imperial 35 Year Old 1976 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
35 year old
$116.77

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

70cl, 47.20%
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)
1
40 year old
$246.42

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
$258.51

Inverleven 34 Year Old 1976 Cask 4111 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 55.40%
Inverleven

A 34 year old Inverleven, distilled in the Lowlands in November 1976, this was aged in a single bourbon barrel before bottling in January 2011.  More info

Inverleven 34 Year Old 1976 Cask 4111 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
34 year old
$141.62

Isle of Jura 35 Year Old 1976 (cask 888) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 53.50%
Isle of Jura

A rich, dark single malt whisky from the Isle of Jura, this was distilled in 1976 before a 35 year maturation in a single cask (sherry hogshead number 888). It was bottled at cask-strength by Berry…  More info

Isle of Jura 35 Year Old 1976 (cask 888) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
35 year old
$212.80

Isle of Jura 35 Year Old 1976 (cask 889) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 55.10%
Isle of Jura

A 1976 vintage whisky from Jura, matured for 35 years in a single sherry cask before bottling by Berry Bros. & Rudd. A superb sherried whisky from the only distillery on the Isle of Jura.  More info

Isle of Jura 35 Year Old 1976 (cask 889) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
35 year old
$241.58

Isle Of Jura 35 Year Old 1976 - Feith A' Chaorainn

70cl, 46%
Isle of Jura

A very rare expression from Isle of Jura, named Feith A' Chaorainn, which translates to 'The lands around the Rowan'. The Rowan Tree on the Island of Jura is believed to bring good luck, so obviously…  More info

Isle Of Jura 35 Year Old 1976 - Feith A' Chaorainn
1
35 year old
$572.89

Kinclaith 40 Year Old 1969 (cask 301445) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 47.30%
Kinclaith

Single malt whisky from Kinclaith is extremely rare and highly sought after. Built to provide malt whisky for the Long John blend, the distillery was only in operation for 18 years, between 1957 an…  More info

Kinclaith 40 Year Old 1969 (cask 301445) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
2
40 year old
$2145.09

Knockando 1976

70cl, 40%
Knockando

A Knockando from the 1976 season, which is how the Speyside distillery refers to each year of production. This is a subtle, fruity single malt, which bears all the hallmarks of the finest Speysides.  More info

Knockando 1976
1
1976 vintage
$143.24

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

70cl, 48.60%
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 9 years prior.…  More info

Ladyburn 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 74) - Private Cask Collection (William Grant & Sons)
1
40 year old
$2860.34

Lagavulin 37 Year Old 1976 (2013 Special Release)

70cl, 51%
Lagavulin

STRICTLY 1 PER CUSTOMER The oldest official bottling of Lagavulin ever released. This rare, natural cask strength gem of limited release was distilled back in 1976 before being matured in refill…  More info

Lagavulin 37 Year Old 1976 (2013 Special Release)
37 year old
$2149.39

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