The Octave range is where the finest whiskies have a final maturation in reconstructed ex sherry octave casks, the spirit is invigorated by the increased wood contact in the smaller casks, bringing you a spectacular dram.
The Highland park 2003 Premium Octave cask #5030939 has aged for 18 years in oak casks then spent the final months in an octave cask. This is a limited release of only 88 bottles. This is a single cask, bottled at cask strength, not chill-filtered or coloured.
For many years, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited has experimented in the use of differing cask sizes for the maturation of single malt and single grain scotch whiskies. This research stemmed from the simple premise that there is more interaction between the wood and spirit over a shorter period of time in a small cask than in a large cask, allowing a faster melding of wood, air and alcohol. The spirit in this bottle is an exclusive example of good whisky taken beyond all expectations to become rich, complex and wise beyond its years; it has been 'Octave Invigorated'
Nose: Fresh spearmint, cedar wood, demerara sugar and caramac. Fresh and sweet.
Palate: Sweet sherry and marzipan. Madeira cake and soft spices. Nuts and raisin notes developing.
Finish: long and luscious finish. Toasted oak, more sherry and a hint of mint.
Availability: In Stock