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Duncan Taylor Octave 2004 Laphroaig 17 Year Old

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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Range: Octave

Distillery: Laphroaig

Age: 17 years old

Distilled: 2004

Bottled: 2022

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.

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.