30 Year Old Whisky | Lavish Gifts

In the world of fine spirits, a  30 year old whisky is something special. You need to think about how whisky is matured in order to fully appreciate the rareness of a 30 year old bottle of whisky. Not to mention the rate at which whiskey evaporates. This phenomenon is generally referred to as the Angels’ Share, where roughly 2% of the cask evaporates per year. After 30 years, only approximately 55% of the original barrel will be left.

When you take this into consideration you begin to understand why whisky has such a high price tag. And why collectors are so keen to get their hands on rare bottles. Because the older it gets, the rarer it gets.

Here are just some of the different types of 30 year old whisky that you can purchase either for yourself or as a jaw-dropping gift for someone else.

Types of 30 Year Old Whisky

There are many types of 30 year old whisky, although not all of them are on the market. These are just a few of the different whiskies available online today;

Laphroaig 30 Year Old (1970s)

The 30 year old Laphroaig has been hailed one of the most richly flavoured yet rarest of all whiskies in Scotland. This whisky is truly show-stopping and has the price tag to prove it. A once in a lifetime buy.

Smell: Rich and strong of smoke and peat, phenol hints such as iodine and tar

Taste: Full and Rich, underlying sweetness, hints of oaky-ness with sherry

Price: £1,599*

Laphroaig 30 Year Old whisky

Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old

This Highland single malt scotch won gold at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2017.

Smell: Coffee, toffee, citrus, fruit salad and spice

Taste: Dark chocolate, ginger, stewed golden fruits supported by oak

Finish: Nutty and lasting

Price: £275*

Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old whisky

Glengoyne 30 Year Old

This full-bodied whisky from the Highlands is one you don’t want to miss.

Smell: Slightly oily, dominated by floral honey and tangy marmalade, with touches of rum and raisin ice-cream and allspice present

Taste: Rich, dark and thick. Sherried fruit with Morello cherry, plumb and a layer of rich oak. Warm baking spices; cinnamon, ginger, with a nutty backdrop

Finish: Long, with an orange peel type finish

Price: £595*

Glengoyne 30 Year Old whisky

*all prices come from online whisky stores such as The Rare Malt Whisky Company and similar vendors

Interested in Obtaining an Old and Rare Whisky?

As you can see, 30 year old whiskies can vary in taste, smell and price. But one thing that remains the same is the exquisiteness of each individual bottle. Drinking an old and rare whisky is for many people, a once in a lifetime experience. Give an unbelievable gift to someone you love or buy one for yourself, for a special occasion.