Insider knowledge: North British 33 Year Old 1978 - 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 North British 33 Year Old 1978 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Plum and spicy malt, notes of hay and kirsch, chamomile tea and manuka honey.
Palate: Sweet, fruity and full of flavour, notes of coconut milk, almonds and cocoa powder.
Finish: Medium to long, spiced with custard apple.