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Duncan Taylor Octave 1996 Glentauchers 26 Year Old

Sale price£315.00
Only 2 bottles left

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Range: Octave

Distillery: Glentauchers

Age: 26 years old

Distilled: 1996

Bottled: 2022

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch

Cask Type: Finished in a sherry octave for 9 months

Cask Ref: 8537479

Alcohol by Volume: 51.7%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 58 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Glentauchers 26 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Blueberries and custard cream along with pine needles and manuka honey. A hint of lemon. Buttery biscuits and shortbread with cocoa and a wisp of coffee.

Palate: Rich and packed full of winter berries along with golden syrup and pancakes. Raspberries and strawberries too. Double cream and meringues provide a lovely creaminess. Slightly oily but very rich and sweet oak at the fore.

Finish: Robust on the finish with lots of fruity and sweet character. Nutmeg and cinnamon pair perfectly giving a lovely winter spice to the expression. The blueberries come back along with the espresso coffee note leading to a complex and rich finish.

About this Duncan Taylor Octave

This is a 26 year old Glentauchers distilled in 1996. 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 58 bottles of this very exclusive whisky.

Duncan Taylor Octave 1996 Glentauchers 26 Year Old
Duncan Taylor Octave 1996 Glentauchers 26 Year Old Sale price£315.00
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.