Duncan Taylor Octave (distilled at North British) 2009 9 year old, 52%

Price: $80 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Sharp citrus notes, like an unruly spritz of grapefruit juice first thing in the morning. This is an assertive dram with aromas of lemon bonbon, sour fruits, toffee, fruit sodas, and a whiff of potions and unguents wafting from the back room of a pharmacy. It floats between sweet and sour fruits, settling on a sweet lemon mush wedged between some nibbling spices.