Duncan Taylor

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For the British diplomat, see Duncan Taylor (diplomat).
A single malt scotch produced by Duncan Taylor's Battlehill line from cask purchased from the Jura distillery.

Duncan Taylor is an independent Scotch whisky bottler located in Huntly, part of Speyside.

The Huntly Distillery[edit]

New bottling plant progress update: week 1 - removing old shelving units, wiring, general tidy up pic.twitter.com/Ca3wi6CoYd


Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible[edit]

Duncan Taylor & Co has received numerous awards within various editions of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.[citation needed]

Most notably the company received a "Liquid Gold Award" in the 2010 Whisky Bible (awards are granted to any whiskies which score 94 or above out of a maximum 100 points) for a North British 1978, cask Q247, 54.7% abv from the Rare Auld range.[citation needed] The single cask grain whisky was also rated "Scotch Grain of the Year".[citation needed]

Whisky Magazine[edit]

Independent Bottlers' Challenge[edit]

Run by Whisky Magazine, the "Independent Bottlers' Challenge" awards are given by a panel of industry experts who conduct blind tastings.[1] Duncan Taylor & Co has been awarded the "Independent Bottlers of Year" award in 2006 (Highlands, Lowlands & Blended categories);[1] in 2007 (Lowlands);[2] in 2008 (Lowlands);[3] and in 2011 (Islay).[4]

Icons of Whisky[edit]

Mark Watt, of Duncan Taylor & Co, was awarded the 2009 "Young Whisky Ambassador of the Year" by Whisky Magazine.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Independent Bottlers Challenge 2006". Whisky Magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Independent Bottlers Challenge 2007". Whisky Magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Independent Bottlers Challenge 2008". Whisky Magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Independent Bottlers Challenge 2011". Whisky Magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Icons of Whisky 2009". Whisky Magazine. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 

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