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Duncan Taylor History and Whisky Details

Range of Duncan Taylors whiskies - Independent Bottler

 

Overview of Duncan Taylor & Co Whiskies

Peerless
Single cask, natural cask strength, all a minimum of 40 years, therefore some of the oldest whisky in the world today. Highly exclusive and yet great value compared with cost of distillery bottlings of same age.

Rarest of the Rare Collection
This range comprises of Single Malt, single cask whiskies from distilleries now dismantled, never to replenish again, from all regions of Scotland.

Rare Auld Collection
Single Malt, single cask and Single Grain whiskies of outstanding quality from each of Scotland’s prime whisky producing regions. Each whisky is bottled naturally, without chill filtration or the addition of artificial colouring.

Premium Blends
These award-winning blends consist of a marriage of the finest Single Malt and Single Grain Scotch whiskies from select distilleries. Branded as a Rare Auld 38yo Blend and Black Bull Blends bottled at 12, 30 and 40 years of age.

Lonach Collection
A very mature stock at natural strength but instead of one cask, they are perhaps two of same age, same distillery married together, Single Malt but more than one cask. Lonach is the Highland Games meeting held annually in Royal Deeside, Scotland.

NC2 Range
These whiskies must demonstrate the exact character of the distillery and have an abundance of flavours. Every whisky bottled in the NC2 range is in it’s natural form without chill filtration or the addition of artificial colouring. Typically NC2 range is aged 10-16 years.

Battlehill
Our collection of youthful Single Malt whiskies, bottled between 6 and 10 years old. Battlehill is named after the famous 16th century clan battles in Huntly, Scotland.

Octave & Quarter Cask Range
These smaller casks allowing an exclusive 70 or 150 bottles to share with family, friends or business colleagues.

Some of Duncan Taylor Range to buy online

Black Bull 21 Year Old (Duncan Taylor) Blended WhiskyBlack Bull 21 Year Old (Duncan Taylor) Blended Whisky ~ 50% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Nicaraguan Rum 12 Year Old 2004 (cask 9) - Single Cask Rum (Duncan Tay Dark RumNicaraguan Rum 12 Year Old 2004 (cask 9) - Single Cask Rum (Duncan Tay Dark Rum ~ 55.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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An Iconic Speyside 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 2911939) - Dimensions (Duncan Single Malt WhiskyAn Iconic Speyside 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 2911939) - Dimensions (Duncan Single Malt Whisky ~ 52.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Auld Reekie 10 Year Old Blended Malt WhiskyAuld Reekie 10 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Auchindoun 8 Year Old 2008 - Battlehill (Duncan Taylor) Single Malt WhiskyAuchindoun 8 Year Old 2008 - Battlehill (Duncan Taylor) Single Malt Whisky ~ 52.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Caribbean Blended Rum (Duncan Taylor) Dark RumCaribbean Blended Rum (Duncan Taylor) Dark Rum ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Black Bull 12 Year Old (Duncan Taylor) Blended WhiskyBlack Bull 12 Year Old (Duncan Taylor) Blended Whisky ~ 50% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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The Big Smoke 46 Blended Malt WhiskyThe Big Smoke 46 Blended Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Smokin - The Gentlemans Dram Blended WhiskySmokin - The Gentlemans Dram Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Black Bull Kyloe (Duncan Taylor) Blended WhiskyBlack Bull Kyloe (Duncan Taylor) Blended Whisky ~ 50% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Scottish Glory 3 Year Old Blended WhiskyScottish Glory 3 Year Old Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Black Bull Special Reserve Number 2 3cl Sample Blended WhiskyBlack Bull Special Reserve Number 2 3cl Sample Blended Whisky ~ 50% ~ 3cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Black Bull Racers Reserve 21 Year Old (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample Blended WhiskyBlack Bull Racers Reserve 21 Year Old (Duncan Taylor) 3cl Sample Blended Whisky ~ 50% ~ 3cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Brief History
Duncan Taylor & Co - A brief HistoryFounded in 1938 and based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in Scotland’s largest whisky producing region, Duncan Taylor & Co is renowned for the quality and range of its casks of rare auld single malt and single grain scotch whiskies.

Originally based in Glasgow, Duncan Taylor & Co has ownership of one of the largest privately-held collections of rare Scotch whisky casks in the world. The company has been laying down casks from premium Scottish distilleries for decades and has, in recent years, made its branded products available to whisky connoisseurs throughout the world.

In 2002, the company was acquired from American owners by Euan Shand. Upon acquisition, the business ceased brokering whisky casks to concentrate on producing its own brands of Scotch whiskies. The company’s fine casks can be found maturing throughout the whole of Scotland.

Independent Bottler
Duncan Taylor & Co is an Independent bottler, meaning they are not a distillery and do not produce whisky but bottle whisky under their own brand name. Independent bottlers tend not to concentrate on producing in bulk and rather concentrate on bottling single casks with the spirit at higher strength, and leaving the spirit natural without being chill filtered or coloured. These collection focus on premium and also some off-the-beaten-track distilleries, unique Single Malts that are bottled at different ages and strengths. Quite a unique experience.

Cask Selection and Gauging
A formal tasting of each cask sample is conducted with strict criteria for colour, nose, taste and finish. From this process only the finest casks are chosen to become Duncan Taylor & Co products. Casks are gauged periodically during the maturation process.

Samples and Tasting Notes
Cask samples are regularly taken to ensure bottling takes place at the optimum time, demonstrating the best characteristics of the distillery. Detailed records show the warehouse location, distillery, cask number, year and strength. Hundreds of samples are kept in our tasting room for reference, comparison and evaluation.

Bottling Facilities
With full UK Customs and Excise Bonded bottling and warehousing facilities, Duncan Taylor produces over 500,000 bottles of whisky a year. With an established design, marketing and production operation, the company not only bottles its own brands but provides contract bottling for a number of other distillery companies. Rigorous quality control procedures are in place to ensure that Duncan Taylor’s ethic of unrivalled quality continues to be integral to the high reputation enjoyed by the company’s award winning brands.

Shows and Tastings
Duncan Taylor attends many prestigious whisky events throughout the world in order to support our customers. In addition, we also often host private or professional tastings and carry out market support visits.

Stockists
Duncan Taylor & Co products are stocked in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela.


Map of Scotland and where Duncan Taylor is basedSláinte Mhath!

Gaelic for ‘Good Health’ , this phrase is commonly used as a drinking toast in Scotland. Scotch Whisky is a drink to be sipped and savoured. For additional information about Duncan Taylor & Co products, please contact our sales staff at +44 (0) 1466 794055 or email at info@duncantaylor.com.
Duncan Taylor & Co Ltd , 4 Upperkirkgate, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 8JU Scotland
tel: +44 (0) 1466 794055, fax: +44 (0) 1466 794618

www.duncantaylor.com

You can also read the latest Duncan Taylor news at http://duncantaylor.wordpress.com/

“One of the most precious jewels in the crown of Scottish whisky.”
Dominic Roskrow, Whisky Magazine Independent Bottler Challenge Panel Chairman

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