Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare
7.5

Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare

1975, 30 Years Old

ABV 48.1%

A difficult whisky to pin down. A tricky nose shouldn't distract from a pleasant enough palate.

Michael Jackson

Specification

Duncan Taylor

Brand

Duncan Taylor

Bottler

1975, 30 Years Old

Expression

Single Malt

Type

30

Age (Years)

48.1%

ABV

Speyside

Region/Country

Independent Bottling

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Michael Jackson

Taster

Nose: Tricky. Not unpleasant but tends to dryness. Packaging materials? Polystyrene cups?

Palate: Sweeter than the nose would suggest. A touch of maltiness.

Finish: Now drying. Warming. Ginger biscuits and cloves. Lemon grass? Thai herbs? Bok choi?

Comment: A difficult whisky to pin down. A tricky nose shouldn't distract from a pleasant enough palate.

Score: 7.5

Martine Nouet

Taster

Nose: Fragrant. Creamy. Apricot flan. Vanilla syrup. Caramelised almonds. Gets sweeter and sweeter. Warm bakewell tart.

Palate: Rich and smooth. Clinging on the palate. Rich fruit (stewed apples seared in butter). Sylvestry flavours. Liquorice toffee. Fennel.

Finish: Dry with a slight astringency.

Comment: Tempting nose, the palate is somewhat tougher. A good example of classic bourbon maturation. Pleasant.

Score: 7.5

7.5
Overall Score

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