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Duncan Taylor announces new NC2 whisky releases for the U.S.

June 1st, 2010

I received the press release on Friday. Details below.


San Diego, CA – May 28, 2010 – Preiss Imports, The Nation’s leading importer of specialty spirits announces new releases of the NC2 range from the award winning independent bottler Duncan Taylor & Co, Huntly, Scotland.  NC2 is Non Chill-filtered and No Caramel Coloring. 

The selection of casks for the NC2 range is very specific; the whiskies must demonstrate the distinct character of each distillery represented, be rich and abundant in flavor and demonstrate a long finish. Each cask is matured at their original distilleries.

Casks are only bottled when they reach optimum age and quality.  The NC2 label guarantees each selection is 100% all natural. 

Item Information

46% ABV – 750ml – Now Available / Limited Quantity

NC2 1993 Aberlour 16yr old – $79.99 Retail

NC2 1999 Auchroisk 10 yr old – $57.99 Retail

NC2 2000 Balmenach 10 yr old – $58.99 Retail

NC2 1990 Ben Nevis 19 yr old – $97.99 Retail

NC2 1998 Ben Nevis 11 yr old – $56.99 Retail

NC2 1997 Bunnahabhain 12 yr old peated – $85.99 Retail

NC2 1987 Glen Grant 21 yr old – $103.99 Retail

NC2 1987 Glenlivet 22 yr old – $107.99 Retail

NC2 1988 Glen Moray 21 yr old – $103.99 Retail

NC2 1991 Glen Scotia 18 yr old – $112.99 Retail

NC2 1991 Macallan 18 yr old – $115.99 Retail

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  1. Red_Arremer says:

    So NC2 is secret code-speak for “no caramel coloring”– cause the Scotts aren’t allowed to write anything like that on the bottle. Good for DT.

    • John Hansell says:

      No Caramel, and No Chill-filtering. NC2. That’s the way I interpret it.

    • Shaun Farrier says:

      I just picked up a bottle of Balblair 1997 (official bottling) and the label states “natural color” & “Unchill-filtered”. Both of these are welcomed, yet I wish they would have bottled at 46% instead of 43%.

      What are the actual limitations placed on the scotch manufacturers as far a labeling goes?

      • Red_Arremer says:

        Well there are lots of them, Shaun. Perhaps someone will post a link to the legislation?

        One of them, though, is that you’re not allowed to state anything like “no caramel.” The closest you can come is something like “natural colour.”

  2. David says:

    Any idea what cask the Glen Grant is matured in?

    • Kyle says:

      If i had to guess I’d say it’s Pedro Ximenez sherry, and those Glen Grant bottlings take on long sherry aging very well.

      • Kyle says:

        Having just revisited that whisky, I would have to change my response to Oloroso as opposed to Pedro Ximenez.

  3. Bryan C says:

    Are these 46% or cask strength?

  4. Marc says:

    twelve year old peaked Bunna sounds wonderful. Had a younger peaked Bunna by Signatory (I believe it was a Binnys hand picked cask) and it was cask strength. That bottle did not last long.

  5. Sounds great – can’t wait to taste!

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