Duncan Taylor

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DUNCAN TAYLOR Whisky Without CompromiseDuncan Taylor & Company has ownership of one of the largest privately-held collections of rare scotch whisky casks.

The company has been “laying down” casks from premium Scottish distilleries for decades and has, in recent years, made its branded products available to whisky connoisseurs throughout the World.

Duncan Taylor has its origins in Glasgow where the company was initially a merchant and broker of Scotch Whisky casks within the Industry.

Devotion to the principle of providing only the finest casks to be filled at Scotland’s leading distilleries has been a key feature of the company’s history and this tradition of building an outstanding portfolio of only the finest scotch whiskies is being maintained to this day by the current owners.

When the company moved its headquarters to the North East of Scotland, close to Speyside - Scotland’s largest whisky producing region – it also took the decision to focus on the production and marketing of its own brands and to cease the “brokering” of whisky in cask form to Distillery companies and Independent bottlers.

The company now has an established design, marketing and production operation and has complete control of the entire production process from cask selection and management, through “in-house” product and packaging design to its own “under bond” bottling facilities. Rigorous quality control procedures are in-place throughout the company’s systems to ensure that the Duncan Taylor ethic of unrivalled quality continues to be integral to the high reputation enjoyed by the company’s award winning brands..


Single cask, natural cask strength, all a minimum of 40 years, therefore some of the oldest whisky in the world today. Highly exclusive and yet great value compared with the cost of distillery bottlings of the same age.

Rarest Of The Rare Collection

This range comprises of single malt, single cask whiskies from distilleries now dismantled, never to replenish again, from all regions of Scotland.

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Rare Auld Collection

Single malt, single cash and single grain whiskies of outstanding quality from each of Scotland’s prime whisky producing regions. Each whisky is bottled naturally, without chill filtration or the addition of artificial colouring.

Premium Blends

These award-winning blends consist of a marriage of the finest single malt and single grain Scotch whiskies from select distilleries. Branded as Rare Auld 38 yo Blend and Black Bull Blends bottled at 12, 30 and 40 years of age.

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Lonach Collection

A very mature stock at natural strength but instead one cask, they are perhaps two of the same age, same distillery married together, single malt but more than one cask. Lonach is the Highland Games meeting annually in Royal Deeside, Scotland.

NC2 Range

These whiskies must demonstrate the exact character of the distillery and have an abundance of flavours. Every whisky bottled in the NC2 range is in its natural form without chill filtration or the addition of artificial colouring. Typically NC2 range is aged 10-16 years.


Our collection of youthful single malt whiskies, bottled between 6 and 10 years old. Battlehill is named after the famous century clan battles in Huntly, Scotland.

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Octave & Quarter Cask Range

These smaller casks allowing an exclusive 70 or 150 bottles to share with family, friends or business colleagues. Available for bottling under a private or corporate brand.

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Brief History

Founded in 1938 and based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in Scotland’s largest whisky producing region, Duncan Taylor & Co is renowned for the quality and range of its casks of rare auld single malt and single grain whiskies. Originally based in Glasgow, Duncan Taylor & Co has ownership of one of the largest privately-held collections of rare Scotch whisky casks in the world. The company has been laying down casks of premium Scottish distilleries for decades and has, in recent years, made its branded products available to whisky connoisseurs throughout the world. In 2002, the company was acquired by American owners Euan Shand. Upon acquisition, the business ceased brokering whisky casks to concentrate on producing its own brands of Scotch whiskies. The company’s fine casks can be found maturing throughout the whole of Scotland.

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Independent Bottler

Duncan Taylor & Co is an independent bottler, meaning they are not a distillery and do not produce whisky but bottle whisky under their own brand name.

Independent bottlers tend not to concentrate on producing in bulk but rather concentrate on bottling single casks with the spirit at higher strength, leaving the spirit natural and without being chill filtered or coloured.

These collections focus on premium and also some off-the-beaten track distilleries, unique single malts that are bottled at different ages and strengths.

Trade Sales Information

Duncan Taylor's sales team attend many prestigious whisky events throughout the world in order to support their trade customers. In addition, they also often host private or professional tastings and carry out market support visits.

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky products are stocked in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela. The company is currently looking for importers in new markets.

Products are also available online from a variety of UK and World-wide sellers. The company's main office is located above a whisky retail premises Whiskies of Scotland, located on Huntly’s main street, which stocks the most comprehensive list of Duncan Taylor products.

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