Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Grain 1987 Caledonian 34 Year Old


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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Duncan Taylor

Range: Rare Auld Grain

Distillery: Caledonian

Age: 34 years old

Distilled: 1987

Bottled: 2021 

Region: Lowland, Scotland 

Spirit: Single grain scotch 

Cask Type: Single oak cask

Cask Ref: 7823876

Alcohol by Volume: 52.7%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 210 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Caledonian 34 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Unmistakably a classic older grain whisky, with vanilla, coconut, and a touch of fresh oak sawdust. Ripe yellow plums and red toffee apple are also present. A touch of buttery lemon, chopped fresh coriander and a hint of tamarind, offset the sweetness. All very well balanced and inviting.

Palate: The fruits of the nose persist on the palate. This time more on green fruits, apple, honeydew melon, and a hint of unripe green banana. Some spun sugar, but the sweetness is not cloying and all is balanced by a ripple of soft oaky spice, with coriander seed and gentle pepper.  

Finish: Full, long and lingering. Pears poached in sweet white wine, sweet and buttery apple pastries baked with almond paste. Again some soft herbal spice cuts through the sweetness and makes the whole wonderfully appealing.

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