Seven awards for Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky!

Ending 2016 on a high, Aberdeenshire-based whisky company Duncan Taylor collected a gold award for its Octave North British as well as four silvers and a bronze for a range of whiskies within its Octave collection.

The Bottlers’ Challenge is run by Whisky Magazine and tastes the very best whiskies produced by independent bottlers. There are six regional categories and three age ranges and The Challenge concentrates on the exceptional single malts offered by the independent bottling sector.

Chief executive of Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky, Moji Shand, said: “2016 was a stellar year for the company. We had our best year ever for sales in the UK and the US. We picked up several global awards earlier in the year at the China Wine and Spirits Awards and San Francisco World Spirits Competition. To win more awards at the Independent Bottlers’ Challenge was a great way to end an exceptional year for the company.”

Duncan Taylor has been producing blended whiskies for decades and has ownership of one of the largest privately held collection of rare Scotch whisky casks. Renowned for its Black Bull whisky, the producer first released this whisky in 1864 that is blended to the same formula today as it was back then and consists of a large percentage of quality Speyside and Highland malts, matured in sherry and bourbon casks. For more information log onto

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