Glenesk 1983 20 Year Old (cask 4928) - Cask Strength Rare Auld (70cl, 58.4%)
A single cask bottling from this long closed highland distillery, part of Duncan Taylor's Rare Auld series.
Bottle No 388 of 616
This Glenesk expression was distilled in 1983 and bottled in 2004 by Duncan Taylor for their infamous Cask Strength Rare Auld Scotch Whisky series. The whisky was bottled at 58.4% and is one of only 616 bottles.
Known as Glenesk from 1980-85, and prior to that as Hillside since 1964, this distillery produced both malt and grain at different stages in its history. It is not often seen officially bottled, but has contributed to several Rare Malts Selection releases. Distilling ceased there entirely in 1985, and the site operates exclusively as a maltings now.
Duncan Taylor was founded in Glasgow in 1938 as a cask broker and trading company. Its modern history began in 2001 when a former Glendronach employee, Euan Shand, purchased the firm and moved it to Huntly in Aberdeenshire, using the impressive cask portfolio it has amassed over the 20th century to become one of the premier independent bottlers in Scotland.