About a year ago I shared my tasting notes on my first taste of a whisky chosen by the Norwegian independent bottler Single Malt Dreams. It was a Ben Nevis, read my tasting notes here. Todays whisky is from Glentauchers Distillery located in the region Speyside in Scotland.
Today I am tasting a Glentauchers 25 YO distilled in July 1997 and bottled August 2022 after being matured in a bourbon barrel. The outturn was 165 bottles at 49,1 ABV.
It is available in Norway at NOK 2 245.
Vanilla and candy on the nose. A typical bourbon matured whisky. I get some tropical notes, especially pineapple. It smells warm after a while. Some fizzy notes from Ginger beer. Reach and spicy on the palate. Immediately I experience a huge contrast on the palate compared with the nose. It is peppery and very spicy. Some vanilla, but definitely not sweet. The finish is spicy and nutty. Dry and warm. Not very complex this one, but definitely enjoyable.
My score: nose 21 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 85
Thanks, Stephen and Katharina!
Image from Single Malt Dreams.
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