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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 - 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.

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.

Abbey Whisky 40 Year Old Speyside
Abbey Whisky
£229.95
Auchentoshan 1965 40 Year Old Bourbon Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£1,250.00
Balblair 1965 2008 40 Year Old Single Cask 0894
Whisky-Online.com
£1,500.00
Balblair 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Balvenie 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£2,950.00
Black Bull 40 Year Old 5th Release Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£268.32
Bowmore 1955 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£7,500.00
Bowmore 1966 40 Year Old Cask #3315
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Bowmore 1966 40 Year Old Cask #3316
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Bowmore 1966 40 Year Old Cask #3316
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Bruichladdich 1966 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Bruichladdich 1966 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Bunnahabhain 1963 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,250.00
Craigduff 1973 40 Year Old Butt #2516
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
Craigduff 40 Year Old 1973 Cask 2516 Cask Strength Collection Sig
Master of Malt
£336.94
Dalmore 1971 40 Year Old Constellation Collection
Abbey Whisky
£13,963.00
Dalmore Astrum 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£3,500.00
Dufftown 40 Years Old 45.3% 40
Lions Whisky
£570.00
Dufftown Glenlivet 40 Year Old De Luxe
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Fettercairn 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£47.42
Francois 1er Pineau Des Charentes Prestige 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£79.95
Glen Garioch 1971 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Glen Grant 40 Year Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£235.00
Glen Grant 40 Year Old Gordon & Macphail
Whisky-Online.com
£250.00
Glen Grant 40 Year Old Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Barrel
£244.62
Glen Keith Craigduff 40 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£319.04
Glenfarclas 1965 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Glenfarclas 1965 40 Year Old Bot. 2005
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
Master of Malt
£308.87
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
The Drink Shop
£301.95
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£360.00
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£354.11
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£18.38
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old Scottish Classic Alan Breck
Master of Malt
£1,449.95
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Bot. 2007
The Whisky Exchange
£2,999.00
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Bot.2002
The Whisky Exchange
£3,750.00
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Bot.2008 Unboxed
The Whisky Exchange
£2,750.00
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old, Release No.6
Abbey Whisky
£2,750.00
Glenglassaugh 1973 2014 40 Year Old Single Cask 6801
Whisky-Online.com
£584.99
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1972 Carn Mor
The Whisky Barrel
£387.00
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1972 Cask R13 08 01 Celebration Of The C
Master of Malt
£429.86
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1973 Cask 6801 Rare Cask Release Batch 1
Master of Malt
£519.75
Glenglassaugh Aged Over 40 Years
La Maison du Whisky
£1,699.00
Glengoyne 1968 2009 40 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£3,500.00
Glenlivet 1946 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Glenlivet 1964 40 Year Old 2nd Release
The Whisky Exchange
£1,250.00
Glenlivet 1964 40 Year Old Cellar Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£1,750.00
Glenury Royal 1970 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Glenury Royal 1970 40 Years Old 59.4% 40 1970
Lions Whisky
£585.00
Graham's 40 Year Old Tawny Port
The Whisky Exchange
£88.65
Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old
Master of Malt
£643.50
Highland Park 40 Year Old
Master of Malt
£1,554.36
Isle Of Jura 1966 40 Year Old Island Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£2,999.00
Kinclaith 1969 40 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£1,675.00
Kinclaith 40 Year Old 1969 Cask 301445 Cask Strength Collection S
Master of Malt
£1,801.29
Kinclaith 40 Year Old 1969 Cask 301445 Cask Strength Collection S
Master of Malt
£85.32
Laphroaig 1960 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£3,999.00
Laphroaig 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£3,999.00
Laphroaig 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£3,750.00
Macallan 1949 40 Years Old Cask 852 & 855 Signatory 40 1949
Lions Whisky
£2,630.00
Master Of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside 2nd Edition
Master of Malt
£260.95
Master Of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside 2nd Edition 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£13.33
Mystery Malt Macphail's 40 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£244.62
North British 40 Year Old Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
North Of Scotland 40 Year Old 1973 Cask 10232 Directors' Cut Doug
Master of Malt
£247.23
North Of Scotland 40 Year Old 1973 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£222.11
Old Pulteney 40 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,399.00
Old Pulteney 40 Year Old
Master of Malt
£1,385.01
Old Pulteney 40 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£1,365.00
Old Pulteney 40 Year Old + Miniature
Abbey Whisky
£1,450.00
Old Pulteney 40 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£84.49
Ord 1965 40 Years Old Samaroli 40 1965
Lions Whisky
£445.00
Springbank 1968 40 Year Old Sherry Cask Campbeltown Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Springbank 1969 40 Year Old Cask #263 Campbeltown Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Taylor's 40 Year Old Tawny Port
The Whisky Exchange
£105.00
Taylor's A Century Of Port 10, 20, 30 & 40 Year Old Tawny Ports
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Teaninich 1973 40 Year Old Director's Cut
The Whisky Exchange
£295.00
Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 Cask 10234 Directors' Cut Douglas Lain
Master of Malt
£323.18
Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 Cask 20237 Celebration Of The Cask Car
Master of Malt
£361.29
Teaninich 40 Year Old 1973 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£290.67
Tomatin 1967 2007 40 Year Old Bourbon Cask
Whisky-Online.com
£425.00
Tomatin 1967 40 Year Old Bourbon Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
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