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40 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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40 year old whiskies

Auchentoshan 1976 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.60%
7 Old but still fresh. All very discreet. At its best neat.

World Whiskies Awards 2012 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.20%
8 A delicate yet full of character old whisky. Like walking in a flower garden at springtime.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 47.60%
9 Impressive, high malt content with a few years on the clock.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old 3rd Release
Blended - Scotland - 41.50%
8 A classic old Speysider? Mature and lively at the same time. Really a perfect achievement.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old Batch No. 2
Blended - Scotland - 41.90%
9 A pure beauty. The age without the wrinkles...

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore 40 Years Old, 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.80%
9 Superb balance. Classic distillery character retained after four decades - no mean achievement.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.10%
8 A strange, huge, dark and dense whisky. Try with Pecan pie or scallops seared in burnt butter. Surely a nod to the Ozarks?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glenrothes Octave Range 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Give it time. Balanced, complex and recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 50.30%
8 An interesting profile. Well matured. The butyric note on the nose does not echo on the palate.

Duncan Taylor Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 49.00%
7 Want to get bourbon drinkers into whisky, give ‘em grain! Maybe not 40 Years Old grain but it could be the way in.

Glenfarclas 105 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 The nose was promising but the palate is too woody for me. And the alcohol is not mastered.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenfarclas 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Fantastic nose, but loses it on the palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenfarclas 40 Years Old, Millennium Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
9 Some of the voluptuousness has sagged with age.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfiddich 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.60%
9 This is an urbane whisky that will not easily reveal itself. Take your time with it. Enjoy its company.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfiddich 40 Years Old, Rare Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Extraordinary flavour development. An astonishingly complex whisky.

Glenury Royal 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
8 Yes there's oak but it's old! It is also beautifully balanced.

Gordon & MacPhail Inverleven 1990, 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
7 The nose is appealing but the palate far tougher. Water eases the release of grassy notes. But the aromatic profile keeps shallow.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best Blended Whisky - Winner

Hankey Bannister 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%

Hankey Bannister 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 44.00%
Multi-award winning –and you can see why. Mature, complex and elegant.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 40 Years Old
- Scotland - 48.30%
9 A stunningly great whisky. One of the finest I've had for a considerable time.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Secret Bottlings Series 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A beautiful dram but just on the edge of having spent too long in cask.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Balblair 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
8 Old and complex but keeping fit. A rich character, to be enjoyed right now.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Balblair 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
8 Yet another superb Balblair which chimes perfectly with the official bottlings.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomatin 1967 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.90%
8 A fantastic mature dram. A revelation.

Tomatin 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Delightfully, intense whisky that delights and surprises at every turn. It has real depth and character. A bottle of this wouldn't last long in my house.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Whyte & Mackay Original 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 45.00%
8 Not exactly subtle,but one hell of a mouthful.Great blending.

Balvenie 40 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£2,995.00
Banff 40 Year Old 1975 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£810.72
Barbeito Madeira Mae Manuela 40 Year Old Malvasia
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Benriach 1975 2016 40 Year Old Single Cask 7028 Batch 13
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£599.95
Benriach 40 Year Old 1975 Cask 7028 Peated 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£45.70
Benromach 40 Year Old 1976 Single Cask
The Whisky Barrel
£1,875.58
Black Bull 40 Year Old 7th Release Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£681.82
Black Bull 40 Year Old 7th Release Duncan Taylor 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£51.88
Caledonian 'the Cally' 1974 40 Year Old Special Releases Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Caledonian 40 Year Old 1976 Cask 11213 Xtra Old Particular Dougla
Master of Malt
£346.89
Caledonian 40 Year Old 1976 Cask 11213 Xtra Old Particular Dougla 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£26.39
Cambus 1975 40 Year Old Special Releases 2016
The Whisky Exchange
£740.00
Cambus 40 Year Old 1975 Special Release 2016
Master of Malt
£641.68
Cambus 40 Year Old 1975 Special Release 2016 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£67.37
Carsebridge 40 Year Old 1976 Cask 11529 Xtra Old Particular Dougl
Master of Malt
£234.97
Carsebridge 40 Year Old 1976 Cask 11529 Xtra Old Particular Dougl 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£17.88
Craigduff 1973 40 Year Old Butt #2516
The Whisky Exchange
£360.00
Deanston 40 Year Old
Master of Malt
£1,047.90
Deanston 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,050.00
Deanston 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£79.73
Dufftown 40 Years Old 45.3% 40
Lions Whisky
£570.00
Francois 1er Pineau Des Charentes Prestige 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£80.15
Glen Grant 40 Year Old 1973 Cask 6588 2nd Release Samaroli 3cl S 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£35.11
Glen Grant 40 Year Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Barrel
£374.51
Glen Grant 40 Year Old Gordon & Macphail
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£395.00
Glen Moray 1959 1999 40 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£3,500.00
Glendronach 40 Year Old 1972 Batch 7
The Whisky Barrel
£4,999.99
Glenfarclas 1976 2016 40 Year Old Family Collectors Series Vi
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£1,200.00
Glenfarclas 1976 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,150.00
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
Master of Malt
£674.95
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£675.00
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£59.95
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old 1976 Family Collector Series Vi
Master of Malt
£1,150.00
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old 46% 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£42.82
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old Sample
The Whisky Exchange
£50.15
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£2,650.00
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Limited Edition Release Number 12 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£251.02
Glenglassaugh 1973 40 Year Old The Malt Whisky Co
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Glenglassaugh 1975 40 Year Old Massandra Madeira Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£625.00
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1972 Cask R13 08 01 Celebration Of The C 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£32.71
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 Batch 2
The Whisky Barrel
£1,062.94
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 Batch 2
The Whisky Barrel
£1,061.83
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£95.09
Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1974 Cask 1 Artist #5 La Maison Du Whisky
Master of Malt
£606.82
Glenury Royal 1970 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,000.00
Glenury Royal 1970 40 Years Old 59.4% 40 1970
Lions Whisky
£585.00
Graham's 40 Year Old Tawny Port
The Whisky Exchange
£96.95
Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old
Master of Malt
£793.42
Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£60.37
Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old Bot.2013
The Whisky Exchange
£795.00
Highland Park 40 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£2,400.00
Highland Park 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£222.16
Highland Park 40 Year Old 47.5%
Master of Malt
£2,457.30
Highland Park 40 Year Old Island Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£2,400.00
Invergordon 40 Year Old 1977 Sovereign
The Whisky Barrel
£222.85
Kinclaith 1969 2009 40 Year Old Signatory Vintage
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£2,350.00
Kinclaith 1969 40 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£1,950.00
Kinclaith 40 Year Old 1969 Cask 301445 Cask Strength Collection S
Master of Malt
£1,946.10
Kinclaith 40 Year Old 1969 Cask 301445 Cask Strength Collection S 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£132.59
Ladyburn 40 Year Old 1974 Cask 74 Private Cask Collection William 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£215.45
Ladyburn Rare Ayrshire 40 Year Old 1975 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£1,966.10
Laphroaig 40 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£7,500.00
Macallan 1949 40 Years Old Cask 852 & 855 Signatory 40 1949
Lions Whisky
£2,630.00
Master Of Malt 40 Year Old
Master of Malt
£299.95
Master Of Malt 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£22.82
Old Pulteney 40 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£1,650.00
Ord 1965 40 Years Old Samaroli 40 1965
Lions Whisky
£445.00
Poit Dhubh 40 Year Old 40th Anniversary Founder's Reserve Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Port Dundas 40 Year Old 1974 Cask 11844 The Sovereign Hunter Lain 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£17.35
Probably Speysides Finest 1968 2009 40 Year Old Old Malt Cask 5047
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£995.00
Springbank 40 Year Old 1968 Cask 1414 Chieftain's Ian Macleod
Master of Malt
£1,746.94
Strathclyde 40 Years Old 1974 Cask 10598 Xtra Old Particular Doug 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£19.56
Taylor's 40 Year Old Tawny Port
The Whisky Exchange
£110.00
Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 Cask 20236 Tantalus Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£997.71
Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 Cask 20237 Celebration Of The Cask Car 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£27.49
Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£692.76
Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 Old & Rare Platinum Hunter Laing 3cl Sa 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£34.12
The Balvenie 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£293.30
The Cally 40 Year Old 1974 Special Release 2015
Master of Malt
£750.00
The Cally 40 Year Old 1974 Special Release 2015 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£62.57
The Nikka 40 Year Old
Abbey Whisky
£4,791.67
Tomatin 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£54.67
Tomatin 40 Year Old Rare Casks
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
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