Recently we’ve been tasting some very nice but very expensive whisky from the Special Releases 2016 series by Diageo. Now it’s time to get back to a more affordable whisky, also from a very nice series. Gordon & MacPhail sent us some samples from their Wood makes the whisky campaign and the Glentauchers sample is the first one to be reviewed.
This whisky was bottled in G&M’s Distilley Lable series. G&M has a long history with some distillers and was officially licensed to bring out single malt bottlings in times these whisky’s were only used for blends. The Distillery Label series is a reminder of times gone bye.
The whisky was distilled at the Glentauchers distillery at sometime in 1996. First fill Sherry butts were filled with the spirit and last september it was bottled as a 19yo whisky. Before being bottled it was diluted to an ABV of 43%.
- Nose: Sweet, malty, butter, some citrus. No typical sherry notes but yet interesting.
- Taste: Creamy mouthfeel with some spicy notes. White chocolate, butter sweets and a hint of almonds.
- Finish: Sweet and creamy finish with a nice length.
Thanks Gordon & MacPhail for sharing this whisky with us!