1975 Banff K&L Exclusive 35 Year Old Duncan Taylor Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

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Getting to roam the warehouses of the Scottish Highlands, in search of forgotten treasures, was an experience that David OG and I will never forget. Finding a hidden barrel from one of Scotland's most undervalued and unknown mothballed distilleries was just icing on the cake. Banff was a Highland institution that was dismantled and demolished back in 1983. Destined to become the next Brora or Port Ellen, malt enthusiasts are only now beginning to understand just what exactly we've been missing. A good Banff whisky will usually exhibit some strong grainy notes, bright stone fruits, and a kick of vanilla on the finish. The 35 year old single cask we found at the Duncan Taylor estate is the best Banff we've ever had the chance to taste. The initial flavors are saline and subtle (think Clynelish at its best) before transitioning into a mouthful of vanilla cream with cereal grain and white peach accents. The finish is ultra-delicate, almost transcendent in its grace, and at 45.2% there's no need to water it down. Just sit back, pour, and enjoy one of the finest barrels we were lucky enough to stumble across. Banff is gone and it will never produce any whisky again which adds to the collectability of the bottle, but you'll want to drink every drop of this, trust us. Along with the Ladyburn, this was one of the top whiskies from our trip, hands down. -David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer

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Staff Image By: Mike Barber | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/11/2011 | Send Email
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One of my favorite whiskies offered in the store. This is delicious, malty, deep and rich single malt - surprisingly smooth, very vibrant, and extremely wonderful.
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Staff Image By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/4/2011 | Send Email
David Driscoll has been opening my eyes to the world of scotch, and let me tell you- this is the most gorgeous thing I have tasted to date. Vanilla, caramel, soft, smooth and clean in the finish. Now, they say a lady shouldn't disclose her age, but my next birthday is 35, and I have already begun to save for this special bottle!

Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/28/2011 | Send Email
A truly magnificent example of this legendary dismantled distillery. Banff is one of those incredible distilleries that we lost during single malt recession in the mid 80s. Located appropriately in the City of Banff, it is literally the furthest northeast corner of Scotland, looking out into the North Sea toward the Shetland Islands. This malt feels like it comes from the ocean. Herbal and intense, the oakiness is surprisingly subtle for a whisky of this age. Banff is so rare casks strength bottlings are not available anywhere else in the US, let alone single cask bottlings. Equivalent malts go for between $300-400, but few reach the heights that this cask does. It doesn't need any water, just a bit of air.

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