Duncan Taylor Rare Auld (distilled at Glen Moray) 1986 24 year old, 55.6%

Price: $110.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Touches of acetone and magic marker/solvent suggest that there's precious little cask involvement going on here. Pleasing enough, with lime jelly and kiwi fruits, and a little whiff of sweet oak, but it's very understated. In the mouth, it performs in a nutty way but doesn't seem to have moved much over its quarter of a century sequestration. There is some horchata and brazil nut, even a mashy note, but it either needs more time or a kick to get it moving. £70