By Michael Lord
Some new single malt whiskies in from that irrepressible independent bottler Duncan Taylor. Not all of their new bottlings are available (even if some shops have them on their website) but I have managed to get in my pick of the new Octave range. These use reconstituted exsherrywood octaves for an extra 3 months of maturation and it does seem to work. This does mean that each expression is very limited stock!
This is an exceptionally well rounded Bowmore. Very subtle on the smoke. Stunning.
This is another outstanding Capedonich from Duncan Taylor with all that fruitiness you expect balanced by a medicinal influence.