Duncan Taylor Rare Auld


1991, Aged 25 Years

ABV 55.1%
REVIEWED Issue 151
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Brand: Cambus, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld
Expression: 1991, Aged 25 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Grain
Age: 25 years old
Year of bottling: 2017
ABV: 55.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
Issue 151
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Light and gentle at first, then slowly this huge meaty, sherry, and a little sulphury, element starts to unfurl. Becomes like a bag of compost – sweet, earthy and mulchy. Banana bread and plum jam.
Palate: Those sherry notes dominate. But also a nutty, praline, hazelnut nougat side comes through. Then sweetness of salt caramel ice cream, and some mango kulfi.
Finish: Great mouth-puckering spicy tannins here, together with the sweetness of plum jam.
Comment: A great little sherry bomb here, huge nutty and sherry notes.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Treacle pudding with just the lightest hit of almonds. Chocolate brownies.
Palate: This really delivers in a big way. The nose all finds its way on to the palate, but the volume is turned up. Treacle puds lead into ripe red berries. Really fruity and puckeringly sweet. Jam on toast as a maltiness comes through late on, with just a dusting of cinammon spice.
Finish: More of the same, but is really long, more almond pastries, faintly malty.
Comment: Lots here for all. A hit with sherry-fans, but well balanced.
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