Originally Posted by DukeofSandwich
A lot more 40 year olds have come out in the year since this original post. But they are all amazingly expensive. You should be able to find these online:
Highland Park 40 (very highly rated)
Auchentoshan 1965, 40 Year old
Bowmore 1955, 40 Year old
There are also a slew of Macallans over 40 years and too many independant bottlings to even start to list.
But generally speaking, 40 year old whisky is past it's prime. They just get too woody after that many years in the barrel. There are exceptions, but you stand a good chance of paying $2000 for a OK whisky. So be careful and read lots of reviews before you purchase somthing this old.
Gordon and Mcphail have a 41 yr old Macallan Speymalt that goes for around 1k...for a 40+ year thats about the best price ive seen or their gordon and mcphail glen grant 1958