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August 21, 2013


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Two 1996 Glentauchers
or the joys of consistency

There are more Glentauchers around than in the not-to-distant past, it’s more or less like Imperial or, say Littlemill. And many are good!

Glentauchers 1996/2013 (54.5%, Riegger's Selection, cask #1167, 239 bottles)

Glentauchers 1996/2013 (54.5%, Riegger's Selection, cask #1167, 239 bottles) Four stars Colour: straw. Nose: it’s fresh, quite mineral at first nosing (limestone) and fruity (anything from all sorts of apples). Some gooseberries too, red currants, then a little more vanilla and white pepper from the oak. Also touches of mint and maybe a little ginger. Nice’n’clean. With water: goes on in the same direction. A western orchard in August (yes we’re a bit early). Mouth (neat): creamy and fruity, powerful but easy, sweet, with a bag of well-aged bubblegum tablets ;-). I also enjoy these touches of tangerines and then the slightly astringent grassiness that brings more backbone. With water: very easy sweet barley and fruits. Goes down well, with no fuss and no hassles. Finish: of medium length, always fruity. A little more citrus. Very pleasant malty aftertaste, with just a little cinnamon. Comments: my definition of a very fine malt whisky. Nobody will write a book about this baby but it’s all pleasure. SGP:651 - 86 points.

Glentauchers 1996/2013 (55.2%, Single Cask Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #1155, 167 bottles)

Glentauchers 1996/2013 (55.2%, Single Cask Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #1155, 167 bottles) Four stars Colour: straw. Nose: we’re obviously very close to the Riegger, but this one has a little more vanilla and café latte from the wood, and so rather les fruits in comparison. But other than that, both are very similar. With water: both converge even more. Maybe this one has a little more sweet fruits this time, such as bananas. Just wee touches… Mouth (neat): it’s almost the same whisky again, there’s just a little more oak again. With water: same whisky as above. Finish: medium length, clean, slightly citrusy, with malt and raw sweet barley in the aftertaste. Comments: same pedigree, same wood, what did I expect? Good stuff anyways. With all this rampant consistency ;-) at the Scottish distillers, I think I may drop tasting whiskies from the same distilleries, wood, age and vintage at the same time from now on. SGP:651 - 86 points.

More tasting notes Check the index of all Glentauchers I've tasted so far

 

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