Octaves from Duncan Taylor

The Octave is one eighth the size of a butt, with the capacity to enhance and intensify a whisky over a short period of time. Due to the size of an Octave cask the interaction with the wood and the spirit over a shorter period of time is greater in a small cask than in a large cask, allowing a more rapid “melding” of wood, air and alcohol. Duncan Taylor has been perfecting this technique over the past few years utilising ex-Sherry casks from Spain and ex-Bourbon casks from here in Scotland.

We at Duncan Taylor have taken it upon ourselves to be at the forefront of the resurgence and advancement of this once declining method of maturation. By developing and producing our own range of Octave cask bottlings from our vast range of Single Malt and Single Grain Scotch Whiskies.

All bottlings are kept at cask strength, are non chill-filtered and have no added colourant. For more information regarding the Octave range i.e. stockists, specification of the whiskies in our range, and anything else that may cross your mind (in relation to this of course) email gordon@duncantaylor.com. Sláinte!


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