Duncan Taylor

Auld Reekie

'The Big Smoke', Aged 12 Years

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 42
Specifications
Brand: Auld Reekie, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 'The Big Smoke', Aged 12 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Old-fashioned sticking plasters, herrings in a barrel.
Palate: Lively, brine and limes, backed by delicate peat-reek.
Finish: Lengthy and increasingly salty, with cereal 'new make' notes lingering.
Comment: A drinkable, if relatively undemanding whisky. Perhaps a good introduction to Islay.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Hugely smoky. Jalapeno peppers, kippers, soot. Becomes fragrant and increasingly medicinal.
Palate: Balancing biscuity/salted crackers crispness. Burning dry leaves, smoked fish. Ointment (Savlon) in taste and texture.
Finish: Quite perfumed, fragrant smoke. Scallop.
Comment: Reekie certainly, but auld? Good fun.
7.8
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