Duncan Taylor Release Two Rare Whiskies

Duncan Taylor Release Two Rare Whiskies

Only 100 bottles of each will be available, numbers and engravements included

News | 17 Jun 2022

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Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has announced the release of two rare whiskies as part of their ‘Rare of the Rare’ collection.

Both dating back to 1969, the Kinclaith 51-year-old and Caperdonich 50-year-old are both part of now-closed distilleries, which have been matured in the Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky warehouse for half a century.

The Kinclaith matured in a combination of American and European oak casks, while its vital ingredients were all allegedly locally procured, on the south side of the river Clyde housed within the Strathclyde grain distillery complex. It’s been described as a full gold colour with nose notes of fragrant sweet oak, as well as an offering if spiced clove and cinnamon.

Caperdonich, meanwhile, gets its name from its water source, with the 50-year-old described as having a frothy caramel lotte palate topped with cinnamon, concluded with a long-lasting finish of soft gentle warm spices and sweet toasted oak notes.

The UK RRP for the Kinclaith is at £12,300, while the Caperdonich is slightly lower at £10,750, and will be available from this link. Only 100 handcrafted glass decanters are available of each whisky worldwide, with the bottles numbered and engraved in what has been described as a beautiful lockable framed box inside a brushed stainless steel carry case.

Speaking on the collection’s release, Chairman Euan Shand said: “I feel it is a privilege to be the custodian of these stunning rare casks. Originally filled back in 1969 it’s the start of an exciting chapter at Duncan Taylor as we plan to release a selection of rare malts from our portfolio over time.”
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