Friday, May 20, 2022


The Aberdeenshire based spirits specialist, Duncan Taylor, has announced the launch of two limited-edition bottlings, as part of its Rarest of the Rare portfolio.

Duncan Taylor 1969 Kinclaith 51 Year Old (49.3% ABV) and Duncan Taylor 1969 Caperdonich 50 Year Old (47.9% ABV) are single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies, limited to under 100 bottles each.

Duncan Taylor launches two new Rarest of the Rarest bottlings

Kinclaith Distillery’s origins date back as far as 1957. Located on the south side of the river Clyde, this small malt distillery was housed within the massive Strathclyde grain distillery complex. It closed in 1975 and was demolished to make way for an extension being built at Strathclyde.

Duncan Taylor 1969 Kinclaith 51 Year Old, is said to be full gold in colour, delivering notes of fragrant sweet oak, clove and cinnamon.

Caperdonich Distillery's conception dates back to 1898. Mothballed for approximately six decades it production was reinstated in 1965 to fulfil demand for Glen Grant, culminating in the expansion of the Caperdonich distillery site in 1967. The distillery ran until 2002, and was demolished in 2011.

Duncan Taylor 1969 Caperdonich 50 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of frothy caramel latte topped with cinnamon and sweet toasted oak.

Commenting on the launch, Euan Shand, Company Chairman, said: "I feel it is a privilege to be the custodian of these stunning rare casks.  Originally filled back in 1969 it's the start of an exciting chapter at Duncan Taylor as we plan to release a selection of rare malts from our portfolio over time."

Duncan Taylor 1969 Kinclaith 51 Year Old (limited to 95 bottles) and 1969 Caperdonich 50 Year Old (limited to 88 bottles) are now available exclusively via ballot from the Duncan Taylor website, for the respective RRP’s of £12,300 and £10,750.

Posted by Steve Rush