Journey Of The Octave Glenrothes 9 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle

54.9 % abv / Dried Fruits Sherry / Speyside / Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Style

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery

Glenrothes

ABV

54.9

Region

Speyside

Flavour

Dried Fruits Sherry

Cask Type

Octave

Exclusive to spirit embassy

Yes

Journey Of The Octave Glenrothes 9 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle
Journey Of The Octave Glenrothes 9 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle
Journey Of The Octave Glenrothes 9 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle
Journey Of The Octave Glenrothes 9 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle
Journey Of The Octave Glenrothes 9 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle

Journey Of The Octave Glenrothes 9 Year Old Tasting Kit and Bottle

Tasting Kit -3*30mls Whisky, 1*30ml Sherry, 1*30ml Water, 3 Aromas
54.9 % abv / Dried Fruits Sherry / Speyside / Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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"The Journey of the Octave delves into the secret of the cask, how these magical little 65lt c...

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Style

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery

Glenrothes

ABV

54.9

Region

Speyside

Flavour

Dried Fruits Sherry

Cask Type

Octave

Exclusive to spirit embassy

Yes

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"The Journey of the Octave delves into the secret of the cask, how these magical little 65lt casks transform great whiskies to something truly exceptional and complex. We have spoken many times about the transformation, now we have the opportunity to share it with you.

In the kit, alongside the whisky we have added a sample of oloroso sherry, some wonderfully pure Highland water and a key aroma suited to each individual whisky.

Not each and every Octave will mature in exactly the same way and there all subtle differences across the three whiskies we have chosen, that is one of the great bonuses of this program." - Ian Logan Senior Spirits Manager for Duncan Taylor.

Get £20 OFF when you purchase kit and final bottle together! Click HERE to view the Kit individually.

This product is beautifully packaged in glass bottles nestled in in a foam padded luxurious box to match the unrivalled whiskies inside. A perfect gift for your self or a loved one. It consists of a tasting kit that included 3*30ml whisky samples (pre octave, 6 weeks in Octave and the final product), 3*10ml Aroma samples that match the notes of the whiskies, that the experts at Duncan Taylor where looking for in the final product. 1*30ml sample of Sherry that rested in the Octave cask previous to the Glenrothes. 1*30mls of the water the experts at Duncan Taylor use to cut the whiskies as they sample them from the cask to determine their maturation progress. And a Full 700ml Bottle of the final whisky.

Experience the aging process of The Octave Glenrothes 2013 9 Year Old, aged for 9 years in oak casks and finished for 4 months in a sherry octave cask. Only 79 bottles of this limited release are available, bottled at a cask strength of 54.9% to ensure a pure and natural taste without any artificial filtering or colouring. 

WHAT IS OCTIVATION?

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.

TASTING NOTES

Stage 1 - Pre Octave: This dram is for those who lean towards a tarter palate with White pepper, fresh squeezed orange juice and home made apple sauce, the more zesty notes are brought together by soft heather honey, over all a creamy dram.

Stage 2 - 6 weeks in Octave: Starting to develop more complexity with the sweet honey developing into more of the sweetness from dried fruit. The pepper remains but makes an appearance more towards the finish. Notes of apples lingers.

Stage 3 - 18 Weeks in Octave: The maturation in the Octave has endowed plenty of sherry notes, packed full of dried fruit (prunes, raisons, candy peel) and notes of cinnamon. An night at the cinema with caramelised toffee popcorn and sugared almonds. the sweetness of meringues is balanced with the gentle tannins given off by green banana skins. The creamy mouth coating continues.

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Brand Duncan Taylor
Distillery Glenrothes
Cask type Octave
Cask type 2 Bourbon/American Oak
Size Tasting Kit
ABV 54.9 %
Vintage 2013
Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region Speyside
Flavor Dried Fruits Sherry
Single Cask Yes
Exclusive to spirit embassy Yes
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Region Standard Delivery Delivery Charge

UK MAINLAND
(Excluding Scottish Highlands)

 2 to 3 working days

£4.95

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

up to 3 working days

£4.95
SCOTTISH ISLANDS

up to 4 working days

£4.95
NOTHERN IRELAND

up to 4 working days

£4.95

 

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Click & Collect

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Standard Delivery

Our standard deliveries are made during normal business hours, Monday to Friday; to ensure prompt delivery, someone must be present to sign for the parcel. Any orders placed after 11am on Friday will be sent on the following Monday using a standard 48hr service, for delivery on Wednesday. If in doubt, please contact us at info@thespiritsembassy.com 

After processing, (which may be subject to delay if we are out of stock of any items ordered, in which case we will notify you), all orders are despatched using a 48-hour service to most mainland destinations in the UK. For international orders, delivery times vary depending on location. Delivery charges are calculated based on the weight of the product (based on 700ml bottle) and the destination address. Depending on stock availability and the size of your order it may be split and sent in separate parcels arriving at different times. 

Please note our couriers do not work bank holidays. 

Level of Service:

Please note that we are unable to guarantee the punctuality of service provided by our delivery agents, particularly during spells of difficult weather conditions. If your shipment is delivered unacceptably late after having been collected from us on time by our agent, we will try to secure a P&P refund where appropriate.

Damaged Parcels:

We take pride in packing your order to ensure that it arrives in perfect condition. Unfortunately, there are times when parcels incur damage while in transit. If a parcel shows clear signs of damage or leakage at the time of delivery, we ask that you refuse the parcel. Please ask the courier to return the goods to sender.

Additional Charges and Conditions:

  • all orders are insured by us at no extra charge up to a value of £500. Orders of value.
Delivery Addresses:

We are happy to delivery your order to an address that is different to your normal billing address. To do this, simply enter the desired delivery address during the checkout process.

We can also deliver your order to your permanent place of employment as long as there is someone who is able to receive and sign for the delivery on your behalf.

What to do if things go wrong:

Sometimes things don’t always go to plan. If you experience problems with your delivery, simply get in touch with us detailing the issue and we’ll do our best to solve the issue

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