Duncan Taylor Octave 1990 Strathclyde 32 Year Old

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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Range: Octave

Distillery: Strathclyde

Age: 32 years old

Distilled: 1990

Bottled: 2022 

Region: Lowland, Scotland 

Spirit: Single grain scotch 

Cask Type: Finished in a sherry octave for 9 months

Cask Ref: 3952

Alcohol by Volume: 47.1%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 74 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Strathclyde 32 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Red grapes and earthy with a slightly salty note. Lots of oranges and nectarines and a wisp of plum pudding showcases the depth of fruit in the expression. Slightly peppery and oaky with a hint of whipped cream and crushed biscuits.     

Palate: Blackberries and blueberries along with honeycomb and bitter dark chocolate. Rich cocoa and espresso, single cream and marshmallows. Spicy oak and nutmeg create another dimension to the expression giving an almost earthy note. Full bodied and powerful packed full of both fruity and spicy character.     

Finish: Dark chocolate returns on the finish, lots of blackberries too and nutmeg. There is a burst of spice before mellowing out to a delicate finish of sweetness and dried fruits. An almost earthy note to the finish and a drying aspect too. Sherried oak gives a bitterness and the plum pudding comes back offering sweetness. A complex and fruity finish to a wonderful sherried whisky.

About this Duncan Taylor Octave

This is a 32 year old Strathclyde distilled in 1990. Duncan Taylor moved this single grain 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 74 bottles of this very exclusive whisky.

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