Duncan Taylor Rare Auld


1973, 31 Years Old

ABV 62.8%
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Brand: Strathclyde, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld
Expression: 1973, 31 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 31 years old
Year of bottling: 2005
ABV: 62.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
Editor's Choice
Issue 58
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense, estery. Ripe apricot, peaches. Alcohol tickling but not in an unpleasant way. Sappy. Fresh sawdust. A hint of coconut.
Palate: Vibrant but not aggressive. Oily feel. Creamy bourbon cask sweetness with a nutty grip. Water unveils a delicate mintiness.
Finish: Sensuously lingering. Dryness at the end.
Comment: A rich, creamy and characterful grain whisky. A bit sharp-edged but water puts it right.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Gentle, soft and very spicy with hints of jasmine blossom, lemon and then clover honey.
Palate: Has an almost effervescent quality. Really spicy: powdered ginger, cinnamon, cayenne. With water it becomes very soft and silky but has enough structure to show its quality.
Finish: Long, the spices giving way to honey.
Comment: Great in a blend... or on its own. Shows what a lovely drink grain can be.
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