Insider knowledge: Cardhu 27 Year Old 1984 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Cardhu 27 Year Old 1984 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Toasted almonds and honey, a little toasty oak, crème caramel, soft malt and even a hint of peat.
Palate: Toasty and creamy, notes of caramel, vanilla fudge, cherry liqueur and cinnamon.
Finish: Good length with spice and malt.