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30 Year Old Malt

Postby newwhiskyworld » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:56 pm

I need to buy a 30th birthday present and therefore am thinking about what 30 year olds are out there.

Am thinking Glenfiddich, HP, Talisker. Any bright ideas out there.

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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby lockejn » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:33 pm

For a bit more money maybe a Port Ellen or Brora?
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby Douglas » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:30 pm

Or for a bit less, Strathisla 30 or Longmorn 30, both excellent value from G&M.

Another option might be to go for a 1981. Some interesting whiskies available from the less common distilleries like Brora, Lochside, Rosebank, and Glencraig.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby Fscott » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:06 pm

My wife tried to do this for my last birthday, but the online shop forgot to tell her (after she had paid) that they couldn't come up with the Glenrothes 1971. Since I will be 40 shortly, my dream of drinking a whisky as old as/older than me is not looking good.

I have only tried the Glenfiddich 30 and thought it was great. I don't know what your budget is or where you are, but in Madrid the 'fiddich 30 is significantly less than other 30 yos (Macallan 30, on the other hand, is ridiculous). I would love to get a HP 30 as a gift. A 30yo Port Ellen might have to come with a defibrillator.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby corbuso » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:27 pm

newwhiskyworld wrote:
Am thinking Glenfiddich, HP, Talisker. Any bright ideas out there.

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Three different whiskies. What is the style of whiskies that this person likes?

All are good whiskies, but with different profiles. The allrounder would be the Glenffidich
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby MARS » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:01 pm

The longmorn or strathisla 30 years old bottled by G&M is a pretty good idea. (in a less mesure, there is also a glenrothes)
It's possible to find the glen ord 30 years old for 135€ in holland.
The campbletown loch(a blend made by springbank) is a very good value for the price.

On the expensive side, there is highland park, talisker, port ellen and brora.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:18 pm

Fscott wrote:I would love to get a HP 30 as a gift.

As would I. :wink:

One aspect to take into account is that the Highland Park Distillery is at the 'top of its game', with a very high and consistent level of quality as well as significant older warehoused stocks (though Glenfiddich isn't too far behind in these regards). Of course, a 30-year old cask strength Brora also sounds like a quite attractive proposal.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby dramtastic » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:33 pm

Out of the list I'd get the HP
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby r900p » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:41 pm

Old Pulteney try TWE or RMW.

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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:07 pm

Much depends on budget and if it is tight then the G&M bottles are a great way to go if you can find them. If its not tight then I would get the Brora.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby newwhiskyworld » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:32 am

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. The comments about the 'fiddich 30 have confirmed my own thoughts and will definately look into what G&M have to offer.

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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby Ganga » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:31 pm

Question: Does Tomatin produce a 30 yo? If so, it would seem that the 30 yo would be reasonable compared to other 30 yo whiskies.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:11 pm

Ganga wrote:Question: Does Tomatin produce a 30 yo? If so, it would seem that the 30 yo would be reasonable compared to other 30 yo whiskies.

They don't as part of their standard range. There was a single cask, but it wasn't particularly cheap.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby Ganga » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:21 pm

I just remember coming across a reference to it. Thanks for the info Willie. :thumbsup:
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby Knolly » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:26 am

Fscott wrote:Since I will be 40 shortly, my dream of drinking a whisky as old as/older than me is not looking good.


You can definitely achieve this goal and you don't need to spend an insane amount of money to do it:

Glenfarclas has a regular strength 40yo out that is very very decent and somewhat reasonable in price for an OB bottling.

Douglas Laing OMC has released several "Probably Speyside's Finest" in the 40 - 43yo range over the past years. These are generally excellent whiskies (apparently GlenFarclas) and very reasonably priced for their ages (typically around $250 +/- $50).

Also, Gordon McPhail has recently done some supposedly great bottlings of Glen Grant all in the 40+ year range that are in the $300 - $350 range...

Happy hunting!!!
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby Fscott » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:32 am

Thanks, Knolly. I will be on the lookout for these bottles.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby MARS » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:44 pm

In the 40 years' malt there is also the black bull 40 years old.
A very good blend who cost 125€.
There is a 40 years old longmorn by G&M (+-190€) or a strathisla(+-120£).
There is also a caperdonich 40 years old by G&M in the connoiseurs choice range as cheap as 91£
Or a tamnavulin 40 years old by SMOS at 128£

Ther is a large choice of 40 years old, in fact.
The black bull and the longmorn got my preference but it is also a matter of taste.

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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby bredman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:44 am

£30 yo Longmorn and Glenrothes G&M are good value.
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Re: 30 Year Old Malt

Postby TroyM » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:43 am

I was lucky enough to find a heap of GMCC Banff which are distilled in the year and month I was born. So now i have a fairly substantial supply of birthday malt just for me and will always be the same age as me.
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