Insider knowledge: Macduff 14 Year Old 1998 - 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 Macduff 14 Year Old 1998 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Malt and shoe polish, marzipan, beeswax and honey. A little pepper and cocoa, hints of aniseed.
Palate: Oak and spice, fresh herbs, mint and star anise, toffee apples and butter.
Finish: Long and spice-driven.