Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare


1978, 26 Years Old, Cask 1873

ABV 50.1%
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Brand: Inverleven, Rarest of the Rare, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 1978, 26 Years Old, Cask 1873
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 26 years old
ABV: 50.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
Issue 57
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Floral notes underpinned by icing sugar sweetness. Some balancing fruit acidity. Lemony with water.
Palate: Creamy at first, develops Crunchy bar, caramel notes. Herbal character with water.
Finish: Medium. Apple skins. Pithy dryness emerges. Develops slowly to a complex finish.
Comment: Opens up beautifully with water, developing sweet, vermouth-like herbal notes. Holds one's attention.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Light, open. Outdoor fragrances: wet earth; a touch of moss and fern. Thyme, rosemary.
Palate: Velvety. Round and soft. Incredibly sweet given the strength. Greengage. Cooked peaches. Cherry stone. A subtle spicy rise.
Finish: Dry, spicy. Fresh almonds.
Comment: An interesting character. Much sweeter on the palate than expected from the nose. Water brings out an unpleasant cardboardy touch.
Visit the distillery
Inverleven (Closed 1991) Distillery, Glasgow Road, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire , Lowland, Scotland
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