The Octave series by Duncan Taylor takes already matured malts and finishes them for a few months in a sherry Octave cask (a 46 litre cask). This Glen Scotia was aged for 19 years and bottled at 52.2%.
Nose: Bright overall despite the noticeable oak influence. Salty and nutty with some subtle sour fruits
Palate: Very nutty – almost like liquid peanut butter for me. Slightly floral with red grapes.
Finish: Dry and oak-laden with plenty of spice
Rating: 87/100 – This was my first Glen Scotia, and I was pleasantly surprised overall. The sherry influence from the Octave cask is negligible in this dram.
Value for the money: Not sure what this retailed for and can’t find much pricing data, but I’d spend up to $90-$100 on this bottle at a store.