Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare


1978, 29 Years Old

ABV 45.5%
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Brand: Inverleven, Duncan Taylor, Rarest of the Rare
Expression: 1978, 29 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 29 years old
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 45.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
Issue 74
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Luscious floral and fruity notes. Pear drop, juicy granny smith, all cheered up with fresh aniseed and a hint of chamomile. Rich and complex.
Palate: Silky, smooth and caressing.Delicately sherbety. Very refreshing.Star anis, juicy pears, almond milk and a distant note of asparagus.
Finish: Long, delicate and gently spicy.
Comment: More an impressionist than a figurative. Takes you for a scented walk in an orchard on a warm summer afternoon. Or in Monet’s garden?
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Soft fruits/fruit salad, Galia melon, guava balanced by a slight chaff-like dustiness. Peach skin.In time cream. Water brings out a slight grassy, meadow-like note. Clean.
Palate: Very sweet with an immediate hit of coconut ice cream, then tropical fruits, elderflower. Best neat. Spring like.
Finish: Fruity!
Comment: There’s something about Duncan Taylor and creamy whiskies. It’s almost a house style, which is good.
Visit the distillery
Inverleven (Closed 1991) Distillery, Glasgow Road, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire , Lowland, Scotland
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