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Duncan Taylor Premium Whisky Tasting | October 16, 2021 at 3pm MT (Virtual Event)

Join Craft Cellars for a premium virtual whisky tasting experience on October 16, 2021 at 3:00pm MT. Duncan Taylor – International Brand Amabassador, Fergus Simpson will join us live from Scotland and take guests through this exclusive premium tasting from Duncan Taylor,

FERGUS SIMPSON – INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

Although Fergus is originally from Aberdeen and has had a lifelong interest in whisky, he only entered the trade later in life. It was only on returning to his native Scotland after many years in the south of England and abroad that he started in the whisky business.

He went to work as a tour guide at William Grant and Sons, Dufftown Visitor Centre, and in two spells, over eight years became a senior guide, leading VIP tours and trade visits to The Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie Distilleries. During this time he gained GCD technical qualifications from The Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

Between the two spells working in Dufftown, he was Manager of Duncan Taylor’s Retail store in Huntly for nearly three years, and also was on the tasting/selection panel for Duncan Taylor. This involved monitoring maturation of whiskies in the cask, and checking samples to plan the bottling schedule.

On retiring from William Grant, he was tempted back to Duncan Taylor, and early in 2017 became their first Whisky Ambassador.

Since then, he has travelled extensively all over the globe attending whisky shows and conducting masterclasses.

The Line Up

  • Black Bull 12 Year Old (Duncan Taylor) (50% abv) – 30ml
  • Craigellachie 12 Year Old 2008 Sherry Cask Dimensions Duncan Taylor (55.4% abv) – 30ml
  • GlenAllachie 12 Year Old 2008 Dimensions Duncan Taylor (54.3% abv) – 30ml
  • Glentauchers 12 Year Old 2008 Dimensions Duncan Taylor (54.4%) – 30ml
  • Bunnahabhain 1989 – 30 Year Old Duncan Taylor Octave Premium (47.8% abv) – 15ml
  • Bowmore 2000-20 Year Old Duncan Taylor Octave Premium (52.9% abv) – 15ml

Bunnahabhain 1989 – 30 Year Old – Duncan Taylor Octave Premium (47.8% abv)

This Bunnahabhain was distilled in 1989, and boasts all of those peaty notes you’d expect from an Islay. It’s given an extra layer or two of sweet complexity from the time spent in an ex-sherry ‘octave’ cask, of the kind that gives the series its name.

$1,129.99 Add to cart

Aultmore 1990 Sherry Cask – 29 Year Old Duncan Taylor Octave Premium (42.6% abv)

The Octave Premium range from Duncan Taylor is so called because of the miniature sherry casks in which it’s finished. Limited to a run of just seventy-seven, it’s limited in supply, and sure to appreciate as time goes by!

GlenAllachie 12 Year Old 2008 – Dimensions Duncan Taylor (54.3% abv)

Duncan Taylor’s Dimensions Collection is an outstanding range of single malt from across the length and breadth of Scotland. This 2008, 12 year old GlenAllachie is bottled at Cask Strength at 54.3% ABV and aged in sherry casks.

Nose: Caramel shortbread, butterscotch, lots of dried fruits especially dates, rich but not oversweet.

Palate: Lots of cafe latte, more liquid caramel and milky chocolate, a little tobacco, some aged sweet wine notes come forward.

Finish: Spiced chocolate cake with nutmeg and cloves, the off dry spices fade to a pleasant warmth, good length.

$109.99 Add to cart

Bowmore 2000-20 Year Old-Duncan Taylor Octave Premium (52.9% abv)

Our latest Octave Premium release is from Bowmore on the west coast island of Islay. The total number of bottles produced is only 75 from cask number 3727806, and bottled at a cask strength of 52.9%.

Nose: Rich and enticingly sherried, fir cones, raisins and a little soy sauce. Pipe tobacco smoke and a savoury note of smoked ham.

Palate: Pencil shavings with plenty of cinnamon and cloves, smoky raspberry jam and smoked sweet paprika, a pinch of damp earth and dark chocolate.

Finish: Long and meaty. Full of roasted nuts and a little honey mustard and sea water. The initial savoury and off dry aftertaste fades to a rich and smoky sweetness

 

Glentauchers 12 Year Old 2008 – Dimensions Duncan Taylor (54.4%)

Duncan Taylor’s Dimensions Collection is an outstanding range of single malt from across the length and breadth of Scotland. In July 2008, this single malt was distilled at Speyside’s Glentauchers Distillery and placed immediately into a single sherry cask for maturation. Fast forward 12 years to March 2021, the cask was cracked open and the whisky was bottled by Duncan Taylor for its fabulous Dimensions series! A total of 293 bottles were released, at 54.4% ABV.

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Craigellachie 12 Year Old 2008 Sherry Cask- Dimensions Duncan Taylor (55.4% abv)

Duncan Taylor’s Dimensions Collection is an outstanding range of single malt and single grain whiskies from across the length and breadth of Scotland. This 2008, 12 year old Craigellachie is bottled at Cask Strength at 55.4% ABV.

Nose: Fresh and fruity, stewed prunes, marzipan, black tea with lemon.

Palate: Elegant sherry with raisins and dried fruits, chocolate covered walnuts, quite malty, sweet but not sickly.

Finish: Long and beautifully spiced, more dried fruits, good balance between the sweetness and spices

Politician Blended Scotch Whisky (Duncan Taylor) (40% abv)

A Speyside blended whisky from the folks over at Duncan Taylor! This was originally released as an exclusive bottling to The Politician bar over in Eriskay, an island of the Outer Hebrides in northern Scotland – hence the name.

Black Bull 12 Year Old (Duncan Taylor) (50% abv)

Matured for 12 Years in Oak Casks.

This special blend is a marriage of the finest 12 year old single malt and single grain whiskies distilled in Scotland.

The selection of whiskies falls true to the Duncan Taylor ethic of unbridled quality, each whisky from each cask is nosed and tasted before going into the Black Bull vatting.

The blend celebrates the historic Highland Cattle that Scotland is famous for and the Black Bull depicted on each bottle is a prime example of the breed. Black Bull is an excellent example of Deluxe Scotch Whisky and is unsurpassed in quality and taste.

From Duncan Taylor.

Black Bull Peated Edition (50% abv)

Duncan Taylor’s wonderful Black Bull blended Scotch whisky range welcomes a new member, a robust and full-bodied peated edition. Expect notes of dry, earthy smoke here, blending handsomely with juicy orchard fruit and layers of toffee sweetness.