Banff 1975 Duncan Taylor K&L
Added on Friday, Oct 7, 2011 at 09:01 PM
  Bottler: Duncan Taylor
  Age: 35 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1975 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.20 % Region: Highland
  Price: $225 Availability: Specialty Stores
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Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 

Nose is really oaky, green, leafy. Like branches freshly stripped from a tree (maple?). Vague fruits in the background.

 

Palate... hmm. I don't know, it's not doing it for me. Mildly sweet, a tinge of fruits/melons, and oily aspects. Finish is a little too woody and bitter. I love the K&L guys, but for me this is overall too flat and over-oaked. 

 
Tim
 

N: Sweet initially with some malty notes and a touch of honey; white pepper all over, a little wood. 

 

P: Nice mouthfeel, leads with a fair dose of wood. Some old-style flintiness to this one, mineral. A little sweet - a faint hint of dried orange and apple. Big and bold. Leans a touch bitter with time. 

 

F: Warm with white pepper, again a slight hint of minerality. 

 

Quite big and bold. Really enjoyable. The mineral notes remind me of older (distillation date, not age) malts.  

 
Sku
 
Nose: Malt, fruit juice,

Palate: Malty and straight forward, a tad bitter on late palate and into finish (though not in a bad way). Very textbook Speyside and quite good.

 
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