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Duncan Taylor Glenrothes Octave Range 40 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Duncan Taylor Glenrothes Octave Range 40 Years Old

Brand
Duncan Taylor
Expression
Glenrothes Octave Range 40 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
40 years old
Abv
45.80%
Produced at
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited ~ Glenrothes Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.dtcscotch.com

Dave Broom

90
Nose
Huge cake mix like aromas, caramel, shortbread, Demerara sugar and a hint of eucalyptus. Certainly not shy. Best neat and as it develops there's citrus, spiced apple juice, celery and parsnip chips. Rounded and quite hefty.
Palate
Dense and slightly fungal, chestnut mushrooms and leaf mould.
Finish
A hefty charmer –John Betjeman or Robert Crumb would appreciate the build of this.
Comment
Give it time. Balanced, complex and recommended.

Dominic Roskrow

90
Nose
What a curiosity. Lots of fruit jelly notes, polished oak, traces of smoke, chicory coffee, and toffee.
Palate
Altogether bolder, bigger and spicier than the nose, a mouth-coating malt with white pepper and tangy fruit.
Finish
Quite long, marmalady and peppery. Different, too.
Comment
A stylish combination of two distinctive Glenrothes styles: red berries and zesty grapefruit.
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