CATEGORY: Single Malt.
DISTILLERY: Glentauchers Distillery.
BOTTLER: Douglas Laing (DL).
BOTTLING SERIE: Old Particular.
DISTILLED: December 1996.
BOTTLED: March 2017.
STATED AGE: 20 Year Old.
CASK TYPE: Refill Barrel.
CASK NUMBER: DL 11635
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 223
STRENGTH: 51.5% Vol.
NOSE: I could nose this charmer all night long and into the early hours...there is fruity dexerity to this upon which I could lecture for hours on end. We are talking the thinest silvers here; kiwi fruit, psysallis, Chinese pear...exotic yet fresh and rich. The malt has a gristy quality emboldened by the lightest and most demur golden syrup...;
TASTE: You really couldn't ask for a better delivery; so gentle as the malt lands like snowflakes, so complex as the spices meet the fuller red liquorice and crystallised ginger notes...;
FINISH: A little bitterness creeps in, but the extension to the delivery fades as unhurried as a Scottish Highland summer sunset...;
BALANCE: Have to admit: will be drinking a mouthful of this before bed tonight. This is the perfect Speyside experience!
TASTING NOTES: Jim Murray's 2018 Whisky Bible.