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Duncan Taylor

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Euan C Shand

United Kingdom

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Years of operation

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Owner/Head(s) of Whisky

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Country of Business

Duncan Taylor is a well-established family-owned business with a rich history in the whisky industry. Originally founded in Glasgow in 1938 as a cask broker and trading company, the company has evolved over the years. In 2001, Euan Shand, a former Glendronach distillery employee, acquired the firm and established its operation in Huntly, Scotland.

Duncan Taylor has built a strong reputation for its dedication to providing only the finest casks for filling at Scotland's top distilleries. The company owns one of the largest privately held collections of vintage and rare Scotch whisky casks, making it a significant player in the industry.

The company is known for its various product ranges, including the iconic Black Bull blended Scotch whisky with high malt content, the Octave series featuring whiskies matured in smaller casks for enhanced character, and other exceptional offerings like Dimensions and Rarest of the Rare. In recent years, Duncan Taylor has expanded into producing gin and rum, diversifying its portfolio.

With its headquarters located in Huntly, on the outskirts of Speyside, the heart of Scotland's whisky production region, Duncan Taylor has its own facilities for cask storage, bottling, and cooperage. The company has also embarked on plans to build its distillery, further cementing its role as a dynamic and innovative player in the whisky industry.

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