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50 Year Old Whisky

Fifty (50) Year Old Whisky is rather like the holy grail in whisky terms. So few Casks of whisky will reach 50 years old and still be drinkable as to be a tiny, tiny fraction of a percent. Several 50 year old whiskies retail for in excess of £5,000, and finding one for less than £1000 these days is somewhat of a rarity! 50 year old whisky casks will generally have lost between 60 and 80% to the angels’ share.

50 year old whisky is truly unsurpassed as a gift for a 50th Birthday - make someone’s (half) century, and give them a bottle. Why not give a bottle of 50 year old whisky as a fathers day gift, or a Christmas present?

Fifty Year Old whisky is such a rarity, that only a few very fortunate people will ever sample its astonishing complexity.

1961 seems like a long time ago, here are a few reminders of some of the events from that year:

1961 was the last upside-down year; one whose numerals look the same when flipped vertically. The last once prior was 1881, and the next one will be in 6009, when we might not even have such a thing as whisky.

In February 1961, China could have made whisky with the grain they bought from Canada for $60 million!

In April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. He was from Russia, where they famously prefer vodka to whisky.

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The Highland distillery of Lochside was founded in 1898 but sadly closed in 1992, then was demolished in 2005. This bottling from Adelphi was distilled in 1965 and is an impressive forty-seven years...  More info
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Founded in 1957, the now closed Lochside distillery produced both grain and malt whisky under the ownership of Joseph Hobbs, much like Ben Nevis. This bottling from Adelphi was matured in a single...  More info
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43 year old Macallan single malt, matured in a cream Sherry butt, which must have been quite an active cask as it has imparted a wealth of colour and flavour to the whisky. It was distilled all the...  More info
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This 43 year old Macallan was distilled on the 27th April 1965 and aged in fino sherry butt number 2114 before bottling on the 2nd June 2008. A release of 484 numbered bottles. At natural cask...  More info
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A ripe, juicy, thickly sherried whisky. This is a great 50 year old dram from Gordon and MacPhail. It was matured in refill sherry casks, which allowed the distillery character to shine through.  More info
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A 50 year old whisky, matured in Gordon and MacPhail's casks, distilled in 1937 at a secret distillery.  More info
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A very well-aged malt from 1938, this was matured for 50 years in Gordon and MacPhail's warehouses in Elgin, Speyside.  More info
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This was distilled to order in 1940, before being matured in Gordon and MacPhail's own casks. The birthplace of this whisky has been kept a secret, you'll have to try it for yourself to find out!  More info
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The oldest and rarest whisky in our collection. This is a superbly complex and multi-layered single malt from a well-known Speyside distillery.  More info
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This is the second edition of our Master of Malt 50 year old Speyside.
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Good gosh, a 50 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the North British distillery?! This is the kind of spirit you can expect from the Exceptional Casks range from...  More info
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A staggeringly good, massively rich single cask, single grain whisky, distilled at North British in 1961 and aged for a massive 50 years in oak before bottling at natural cask strength for Douglas...  More info
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Absolutely staggering single cask grain whisky bottled for Douglas Laing's Director's Cut range. This was distilled in 1962 and aged for 50 years before bottling at natural cask strength. Wonderful…  More info
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Cor blimey! This Sovereign bottling of North British single grain Scotch whisky is 50 years old! It comes bottled at a solid 57.2% abv, made possible by Hunter Laing.  More info
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This is a stupendous bottling of the North British grain whisky boasting an astonishing fifty years of cask ageing.  More info
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A decanter of 50 year old vatted malt whisky from Gordon and MacPhail, named for the City of Elgin, where the company is located.  More info
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Matured in a Sherry Butt for a barely believable 45 years, this whisky from Glenfarclas is absolutely belting value for money. Only 212 bottles were yielded from the cask.  More info
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This is a rare 1965 bottling of The Glenlivet by George and J.G.Smith.  More info
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