Duncan Taylor Octave 2004 Laphroaig 17 Year Old
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottler: Duncan Taylor
Age: 17 years old
Region: Islay, Scotland
Spirit: Single malt scotch
Cask Type: Finished in a sherry octave for 9 months
Cask Ref: 5634019
Alcohol by Volume: 54.9%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Outturn: 85 bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Laphroaig 17 Year Old Tasting Notes
Nose: Big, punchy sherry notes. Antique wax-polished mahogany wood furniture. A touch of salty sea air. Some fruity notes underneath, strawberries dipped in chocolate, and pears studded with cloves poached in red wine.
Palate: Initially soft and gentle, but then everything kicks off with a bang. Pipe smoke, rich sherry, lashings of fruit, sun-dried Muscat grapes, dark plums. Very concentrated and rich, oily on the palate.
Finish: Great length. The rich fruity sweetness continues. The peat fades away gently. Very rich and intense. A cracker of a cask.
About this Duncan Taylor Octave
This is a 17 year old Laphroaig distilled in 2004. 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 85 bottles of this very exclusive whisky.
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