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31 Years Old Whisky

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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31 year old whiskies

Adelphi Glen Grant 1970, 31 Years Old, Cask 1036
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.40%
7 The better balanced of these two Glen Grants. The more integrated flavours. Seems to have matured better.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Teaninich 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 Well-matured, amazing for its age.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Auchentoshan 1966, 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 A fine whisky, but does something as fresh and soft benefit from quite so much ageing?

Banff 1966, 31 Years Old, Old Malt Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Banff was never a classic, but it is an evocatively old-fashioned Highland malt, and it has stood up reasonably well to great age.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cadenhead's Millburn 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
8 Not a great aromatic display. A cardboardy touch on the palate. Water soothes alcohol a little while underlining the unidimensional aniseed/minty profile.

Dewar Rattray Strathmill 1975 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.30%
7 The wood has taken charge. Doesn't appear to have the character to carry extended aging.

Dewar Rattray Strathmill 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.40%
7 All was going so well then the finish undoes all the good work. Ultimately unbalanced. Still at least my breath smells minty fresh.

Duncan Taylor Glen Grant 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.40%
7 A reticent nose is completely eclipsed by a huge but uncomplicated palate. Benefits greatly from water.

Longmorn 1976 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.30%
8 A natural beauty. Rich and elegant, without ostentation.As harmonious as a concerto from Mozart.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Longmorn 31 Years Old Bottle for the Whisky Fair
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.80%
8 An extremely complex – and for me, pleasant – nose is matched by a dense and demanding palate.

Old Malt Cask Tomatin
- Scotland - 50.00%
7 Lovely. Has retained freshness (or taken a long time to get here.

Port Ellen 1978 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
7 Another evolution in the Port Ellen saga. Less austere but also less overtly smoky. Fascinating.

Scott's Selection Glenlivet 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.50%
7 A decent Glenlivet.

Signatory Cambus 1964, 31 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 43.80%
7 A good example of a single grain as a pleasant dram, though that is true of several in this tasting. If someone gave me this whisky in a bar, I would enjoy it, but I have yet to find a single grain th...

The Whisky Exchange Glen Grant 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
7 With water, more toffeish malt notes emerge in the middle, but the wood is very dominating.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Loch Indaal Catch
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Stunningly mature. There may be a wrinkle or two, but wrinkles come with age!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Smoke on the Water
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 I love that Bowmore-esque Parma Violet character and I really love that finish.

Auchentoshan 1966 1997 31 Year Old
Auchentoshan 1966 31 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
Banff 1966 31 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
Ben Nevis 31 Year Old 1984 La Maison Du Whisky 60th Anniversary 3cl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
Bowmore 31 Year Old 1982 Cask 2058 Tantalus Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
Caledonian 31 Year Old 1987 Signatory Cask Strength
The Whisky Barrel
Caol Ila 31 Year Old 1983 Cask 5298 Cask Strength Collection Sign 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
Celebration Of The Cask Black Gold Macallan 1985 31 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
Glen Esk 1984 31 Year Old Cooper's Choice
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Glenfiddich 1977 2008 31 Year Old Single Cask 4414
Glenfiddich 31 Year Old 1977 Single Cask
The Whisky Barrel
Laphroaig 1974 31 Years 49.7% Lmdw 31 1974
Lions Whisky
Lochside 1959 31 Years Old 57.9% Signatory 31 1959
Lions Whisky
Macduff 1972 2003 31 Year Old First Cask 2351
Miltonduff 31 Year Old 1981 Cask 5094 The Duncan Taylor Single 3cl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
Miltonduff 31 Year Old 1982 Cask 836379 The Duncan Taylor Single 3 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
Port Ellen 1982 31 Year Old Sherry Butt Old & Rare
The Whisky Exchange
Rum Nation Demerara 1975 31 Years Old 31 1975
Lions Whisky
St. Magdalene Linlithgow 31 Year Old 1982 Hart Brothers
The Whisky Barrel

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