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Duncan Taylor — Dramming

Duncan Taylor

Cardhu 26 yo 1984/2011 Duncan Taylor

March 5, 2015

Cardhu doesn’t have the best reputation among whisky geeks, but this rare inependent bottling proves that they can make great whisky. It is mouth-coating, succulent and richly flavoured. – Rating: 87/100

Clynelish 23 yo 1988/2012 Duncan Taylor

September 26, 2012
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Without water this has quite some bite, but a few drops are enough to bring out the best in this clean and crisp dram with that typical light brininess. – Rating: 87/100

Black Bull 40 yo Batch #2

April 12, 2012
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Like in the first batch, the nose makes promises that palate can’t quite deliver. The mouthfeel is a bit thin as well for such an old whisky. – Rating: 84/100

Caol Ila 1983/2011 Duncan Taylor

April 10, 2012

Quite a good dram overall, but I am not sure if putting it into an octave cask really improved it. – Rating: 85/100

Glen Moray 1986/2011 Duncan Taylor

April 10, 2012

Very well balanced and thoroughly enjoyable as long it is in your mouth, but the finish lacks some length. – Rating: 84/100

Aberlour 14 yo Duncan Taylor NC2

December 13, 2011

The very fresh and enjoyable nose is countered by a rather disappointing palate. The finish is not very convincing either. Not the best casks went into this bottling. – Rating: 73/100

Port Dundas 1973/2010 Duncan Taylor

July 7, 2011

This is a rare specimen of a sherried single grain whisky. Unfortunately it has been matured a few years too long, otherwhise it could have been a real cracker. – Rating: 80/100

Whiskies of Scotland Closed Distilleries 20 yo Vatted Malt

June 19, 2011
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It needs a little time and a few drops of water, then this full bodied malt releases a plethora of nicely interwoven flavours. – Rating: 87/100

Caperdonich 1972 37 yo Duncan Taylor

January 4, 2011
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A very good malt with a rich and slightly waxy mouthfeel. The nose is dominated by fruit while the palate is on the spicier side. It delivers a pretty vibrant performance for its age. – Rating: 86/100

Black Bull 40 yo

October 16, 2010
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The nose of this old blend is very enticing. On the palate it is not quite as excellent because of a slight bitterness that I find a little disturbing. – Rating: 84/100

Dallas Dhu 1975/2005 Duncan Taylor

September 12, 2010

A marvelous dram rich of flavours and full of complexity. Fruitiness and spicyness are perfectly balanced, the flavours are interwoven very tightly so it is hard to pick anything that stands out. – Rating: 92/100 – Price Tag $$$$$

Black Bull 12 yo

April 1, 2010

A great blend. It is perfectly drinkable and still rather smooth at 50%, but won’t take harm with a litle water added . Well-balanced and complex, but don’t look for peat here. – Score: 85/100

Glenlochy 1980/2007 Duncan Taylor

March 25, 2010

Very complex but the wood influence is too dominant for my taste. – Score: 84/100

Cameronbridge 1978/2008 Duncan Taylor

March 17, 2010

After 29 years, the grain has lost all of its roughness and metamorphosed into a delightful and rich fruity dram. Just marvellous. – Score: 92/100

Bowmore 1987/2008 Duncan Taylor

November 4, 2009

A very untypical sherried whisky. I don’t like this one very much. The strong mint notes and the bitterness turn me off. – Score: 74/100

Brora 1981/2008 Duncan Taylor

September 18, 2009

The first Brora I ever tasted, and I am somewhat underwhelmed. I guess the wood has taken overhand here. – Score: 83/100