The Aberlour Octave cask NO: 3325593 has aged for 31 years in oak casks then spent the final months in an octave cask. This release of only 62 bottles, is bottled at cask strength, non chill-filtered and natural colouring.
For many years, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited has experimented in the use of differing cask sizes for the maturation of single malt Scotch whiskies. This research stemmed from the simple premises that there is more interaction between the wood and spirit over a short period of time in a small cask than in a large cask, allowing for a faster melding of wood, air and alcohol.
To great delight, the spirit that resulted from this method of maturation demonstrated a depth of quality missing from a larger cask over a similar period of storage. It had become smoother, more balanced and was bursting with character, With its rough edges removed, the taste profile was changed dramatically, becoming akin to a whisky of a much more mature nature or vintage. It was polished, bright and sparkling with intensity.
Duncan Taylor Scotch whisky Limited are now proud to present the Octave cask range, the culmination of many years spent refining this unique maturation process. The spirit in this bottle is an exclusive example of a good whisky taken beyond all expectations to become rich, complex and wise beyond its years. It has been 'Octave Invigorated'
These rare and exceptional whiskies are presented in luxury packaging befitting their provenance and are limited in numbers.
Colour: Young Sauterns
Nose: warming aroma of toffee apples giving way to earthy notes and ginger and lime.
Palate: More earthiness mingling with berry jam and spiced almonds. Lovely balance with the emerging spiced oak notes and dried fruits.
Finish: the spice develops and blend beautifully sweet oak and dark toffee.