Duncan Taylor

Aged in Oak Casks

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 112
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Specifications
Brand: The Big Smoke, Duncan Taylor
Expression: Aged in Oak Casks
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Harbourside in a working fishing port, tarry ropes, engine oil, fresh fish, sweet shellfish. The sweet note of warming wood. Distant smoke swirls through.
Palate: Sweet like a well cooked scallop and bacon, gentle iodine, a little smoky, hints of spices and cream. Quite oily, viscous and it coats the palate.
Finish: Lush and with a waft of peat.
Comment: A decent everyday drinking dram. All in balance.
7.9
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Phenolic and marine. Oysters, creosote, tar. Some sweetness in the back. Aniseed lollipop. A mineral touch. Hint of smoke at start but more in time.
Palate: Sweet and mouthcoating. Satin-like texture. A salty sensation. Less iodinic on the palate than on the nose. Water tends to weaken the flavours.
Finish: Smoky, spicy. Refreshing liquorice.
Comment: The nose is more attractive than the palate. Obviously an Islander. Pleasant springtime outdoor dram though.
7.7
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