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Whisky Index : Age

Whiskies listed by their age.

Browse our whisky database by the age of the whisky. The 'age' of a whisky is the time it spent in the 'cask' before being bottled. The longer a whisky remains in the cask, the more flavour it will acquire and the less spirit will remain.

The age of a whisk(e)y is determined by the length of time it has spent in the cask before being bottled. Once the whisk(e)y has been bottled the aging process stops. A whisk(e)y bottled at 10 years old will always be a 10 year old whisk(e)y even in a hundred years. By then the vintage of the whisk(e)y would still make it a rare and valuable item.

When dealing especially with blends, but also with single malts, some of the whiskies may be older than the stated age. However none of the whiskies will be younger.

 

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1 years old

Chichibu Newborn (Cask #447: Double Matured, Unpeated 1 Year Old). This is all about the wood and while I can see the commercial interest this is just an interesting e

2 years old

Limburgers Two Years Old, 2006. An aromatised whisky ? Odd,rather well constructed but leave a sickening feel. Like a cough syrup.

3 years old

Matisse Old Blended Scotch Whisky. “Old Blended/3 Years Old” Huh?

4 years old

The Arran Malt 4 Years Old. A lovely whisky for one so young. What will it be like at two or three times this age?

5 years old

Cadenhead's Bourbon 5 Years Old. Just too woody for me, though a good splash of water brings out the other flavours.

6 years old

Booker's 6 to 8 Years Old. Every time I taste small batch bourbon, this one comes out on top for me.

7 years old

Springbank 1992, 7 Years Old, Da Mhile Organic. Lively and refreshing, but the flavours have not combined and fleshed out as probably they will in a

8 years old

Wild Turkey 8 Years Old, 101. Yes it is big and wild, but far more sophisticated than the name suggests.

9 years old

Cadenhead's Rosebank 1989, 9 Years Old. All of the characteristic floweriness of Rosebank, but with some roundness.

10 years old

Glenkinchie 10 Years Old. I always enjoy this whisky, even though it is not the most typical of Lowlanders.

11 years old

Adelphi Caol Ila 11 Years Old. A curiously insipid bottling.

12 years old

Aberfeldy 12 Years Old. Refreshing and light-hearted. Almost too playful to take seriously.

13 years old

Adelphi Bruichladdich 13 Years Old. Interesting, but not typical.

14 years old

Clynelish 14 Years Old. The most rounded of this Clynelish threesome. The fuller gold colour suggests more contribution from

15 years old

Glenfiddich 15 Years Old, Solera Reserve. Elegant. Well-balanced to the point of suavity.

16 years old

Glen Moray 16 Years Old, Chenin Blanc Finish. Firmer and more assertive.

17 years old

Cadenhead's Bladnoch 1980, 17 Years Old. Slightly lean. Where is the fruity softness of Bladnoch?

18 years old

Glenfiddich 18 Years Old, Ancient Reserve. Scores points for sophistication and sherry character.

19 years old

Rare Malts North Port 19 Years Old. Some malts are deservedly rare, but full marks to United for at least giving us the chance to taste

20 years old

Rare Malts Caol Ila 1977, 20 Years Old. A wonderful aperitif. Who would have thought of a Scotch to precede Greek food?

21 years old

Rare Malts Brora 1977, 21 Years Old. A lovely coastal malt. It's a shame that its surviving brother Clynelish is more muted.

22 years old

Adelphi Bladnoch 22 Years Old, Single cask. On the dry side for this whisky.

23 years old

Rare Malts Glen Ord 1974, 23 Years Old. Far paler and less sherried than the main version from this distillery. I would like at least some s

24 years old

Ardbeg Provenance, 1974, 24 Years Old. Rich and creamy, with huge flavour development.

25 years old

Rare Malts Cardhu 1973, 25 Years Old. For teatime – more fun than Darjeeling.

26 years old

Cadenhead's Convalmore-Glenlivet 26 Years Old. A welcome opportunity to taste a rare whisky, though it was never a classic, and in this instance is

27 years old

Ladyburn 1973, 27 Years Old. I am pleased that this very rare malt has been made available. Ladyburn is a product about which I a

28 years old

Rare Malts Glenury Royal 28 Years Old. An elegant middleweight after the oak-fisted heavyweight 23 Years Old in the same series.

29 years old

Glen Garioch 1968, 29 Years Old. With its chestnut colour and highly distinctive flavours, this is a wonderfully wintery whisky.

30 years old

The Macallan 30 Years Old. The finish does have the same effortless charm as the ‘46 or the 25 Years Old. Sensational nose.

31 years old

Auchentoshan 1966, 31 Years Old. A fine whisky, but does something as fresh and soft benefit from quite so much ageing?

32 years old

Cooper's Choice Dallas Dhu 1970, 32 Years Old. Delicious Dallas Dhu does it again. How long can this go on?

33 years old

Balblair 33 Years Old. A whisky that starts life with some restraint has certainly developed over the years.

34 years old

Nikka 34 Years Old. Big and complex. Slightly drying but avoids excessive woodiness.

35 years old

Classic Cask Scotch whisky, 35 Years Old. Slightly woody in aroma, but develops nicely.

36 years old

The Macallan 1937, 36 Years Old. Blindfold, I am not sure I would not recognise this as a Macallan until that familiar finish.

37 years old

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Old Fettercairn, 37 Years Old, 94.3. An elegant, elderly chatelaine.

38 years old

Duncan Taylor Invergordon 1965 38 Years Old. Such a long ageing has made the bourbon wood very dominating. The crisp, cleansing, hint of pine in

39 years old

Duncan Taylor Lonach Glenrothes. Reminds me of gentlemen's coconut oil shaving cream. If you like that,you'll love this.

40 years old

Glenfarclas 40 Years Old, Millennium Edition. Some of the voluptuousness has sagged with age.

43 years old

Gordon & MacPhail Glenugie 1968, 43 Years Old. Oak is not as prevailing on the nose as on the palate. An exotic profile. Reminds me of Irish whiske

44 years old

Private Collection Glen Mhor 44 Years Old. Amazingly lively for such an age, and that coal smoke is a signature of distillery character still h

46 years old

The Family Casks 1960 Release Ii Cask Number 1773. Sorry,but this isn't what old whisky is for me.

47 years old

Scott's Selection Invergordon 1964 47 Years Old. An enticing oldie. But I bet it was in a better shape a few years ago.

48 years old

Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1960 Cask 1768 Sherry Hogshead 48 Years Old. Superb nose,but a little dry on the tongue. Still...!

49 years old

The Family Casks 1957 Release II Cask Number 2115. Too long in the wood.

50 years old

The Macallan 1949, 50 Years Old, Millennium. A beautifully composed, luxurious whisky.

51 years old

The Macallan 1948, 51 Years Old. Drink it and travel back in time. It is one of the finest malts I have ever tasted.

52 years old

The Macallan 1946, 52 Years Old. A whisky of seductive charm.

53 years old

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1959 Release X. For a ridiculously elderly gentleman, this still has plenty to entertain with. Perhaps the spiciest

54 years old

The Family Casks 1952 Release II Cask Number 1710. Great balance and complexity.

55 years old

Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1952 Cask 1713 Plains Hogshead 55 Years Old. Remarkable.

56 years old

The Macallan 1945, 56 Years Old, Vintage. Very lively, but ill-tempered. I kept expecting it to propose the return of military service, or dem

59 years old

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1953 Release . Delightfully balanced

60 years old

The Macallan 1926, 60 Years Old. A privilege to taste such an old whisky but I just cannot handle such woody astringency.

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