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Duncan Taylor Octave 1988 Glen Moray 34 Year Old

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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Range: Octave

Distillery: Glen Moray

Age: 34 years old

Distilled: 1988

Bottled: 2022 

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch

Cask Type: Finished in a sherry octave for 9 months

Cask Ref: 7037449

Alcohol by Volume: 45%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 87 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Glen Moray 34 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Creamy vanilla, victoria sponge cake with lots of strawberry jam along with red apples glazed with brown sugar. Fresh mint and lime peel along with white chocolate make for a very complex nosing experience.

Palate: Clean and crisp, refreshing notes of citrus and apple pie. Caramel and toffee partner well to provide a depth of sweetness and character. Lots of sherry and marzipan along with a dusting of icing sugar and cinnamon sticks. Rounded, rich mouthfeel with a good helping of oily texture.

Finish: Vanilla and strawberry jam return on the finish as does the white chocolate. Creamy yet rich this expression dives deep into the sherry sweetness giving dried oak, fresh pine and lots of winter fruits. Exceptional depth along with being robust yet pleasant and easy drinking.

About this Duncan Taylor Octave

This is a 34 year old Glen Moray distilled in 1988. Duncan Taylor moved the whisky into a small sherry octave cask for a nine month finishing period. These small casks (around 60 litres) have a big impact on flavour. And being a small cask, it only produced 87 bottles of this very exclusive whisky.

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky
Euan Shand, Chairman of Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky

Meet The Owner

Euan Shand

A whisky merchant by trade, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky was brought by Euan Shand in 2008, returning the company to Scottish hands. Since then, Duncan Taylor has gone on to celebrate its 80th birthday in 2018 and Euan now runs the company as Chairman.

Today, Duncan Taylor have a number of award-winning collections. My favourite three are their Single Casks, bottled all natural, their Octave Invigorated, with turbo-charged flavour from small sherry casks, and their Rare Auld Grain collection of exceptionally well-aged single grain whiskies.