Allt-A-Bhainne 1996 The Octave 23 Year Old 51.8% 70cl
Distilled in 1996 at Allt-A-Bhainne distillery and rested for 23 years in oak casks and bottled in 2020. 1 of only 60 bottles. Cask number #10123676
For upwards of 40 years the team at Duncan Taylor have experimented by maturing whiskies in smaller casks with great success. Their research stemmed from the simple premise that there is more wood interaction with the whisky over a shorter period of time in a small cask than in a large cask, therefore allowing a more rapid melding of wood, air and alcohol.
After a second maturation the octave casks have refined the whisky, enhancing its hue, taste, form and character. The flavour profile is gently expanded, a little more sophisticated with the commanding presence of a mature, well balanced Scotch Whisky.