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Duncan Taylor Octave 2008 Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old


Sale price$159.00
Only 5 bottles left

Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Range: Octave, UK Exclusive

Distillery: Bunnahabhain

Region: Islay, Scotland

Age: 14 years old

Distilled: 2008

Bottled: 2023

Cask Type: Sherry octave finish

Cask Ref: 3838013

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 54.5%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 81 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old Tasting Notes

Before octave: Sea air, lemon sponge, vanilla essence, ginger, oily.

After octave: Dried figs, ginger biscuits, gentle sherry, raspberry coulis, salted caramel.

About this Duncan Taylor Octave

The Octave range uses ex-sherry wood octaves, which are approximately 60-litre casks, for a short finishing period to gently expand the flavour profile without overpowering the distillery character. This stemmed from the simple premises that there is more interaction between the wood and spirit over a short period of time in a small cask than in a large cask, allowing for a faster melding of wood, air and alcohol. Due to these small sized-casks, each Octave release is very limited to less than 90 bottles.

This Bunnahabhain 14yo Octaves pent the final 3 months of its maturation in an Octave cask. This release of only 81 bottles, is bottled at cask strength, non chill-filtered and natural colouring.

Duncan Taylor Octave 2008 Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old
Duncan Taylor Octave 2008 Bunnahabhain 14 Year Old Sale price$159.00
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.