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Review: Duncan Taylor “NC2” Glenlivet, 22 yr. old

June 29th, 2010

Duncan Taylor (distilled at Glenlivet), 1987 vintage, 22 year old, 46%, $110
Whiskies distilled at Glenlivet might be easy to find throughout the world, but this is a good thing. Take this one from Duncan Taylor—it’s delicious! It’s elegantly complex, with a tropical accent (coconut, pineapple), strawberries with whipped cream, and caramel-dipped apple. The sweetness is never heavy or cloying, and it’s balanced by lovely dried spice throughout (vanilla, ginger, soft mint, nutmeg), and especially towards the finish. Nicely done!

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 92

No Responses to “Review: Duncan Taylor “NC2” Glenlivet, 22 yr. old”

  1. Neil Fusillo says:

    Honestly, as whiskies go these days, this is a great price for a 22 year old, especially at 46%. Now, if only I can find it…

    • Steve Fox says:

      I am the National sales manager for Preiss Imports let me know what state you are in and I will try to help fine you a BT

  2. woodisgood says:

    I need a bottle of this! Sounds right up my alley (and down my gullet).

  3. Marc says:

    Despite being more of an Islay guy, a lot of the older Glenlivets I’ve had lately have been very enjoyable. The 21 year archive, although bottled at 43% ABV is fantastic along with maybe a lil more true to the NC2 theme would be the new Nadurra Triumph which was bottled at 48%. Both are around that 100 dollar mark. Great price for two well aged Speyside Malts.

  4. Tanguy says:

    I have been using John’s Twitter as a wake up alarm around 7am. But today the message came at 6:09am. That is a little early for me even though I felt as being the first one to read whisky news of the day!

    • John Hansell says:

      Yep, I usually schedule a post for 7:00, but I was up this morning at 4:30!! Don’t know why. So, I sent it out early before I went for a quick bike ride.

      No worries: tomorrow’s whisky review is slated for 0700. 🙂

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