Glentauchers 1996 Distillery Labels (Gordon and MacPhail)
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Glentauchers 1996 Distillery Labels bottling.
I've been sipping a lot of Glentauchers recently, including ones from the same year for my day job, and this has a little more of that spicy element than the others I've had recently, it adds a nice element of complexity and means it's not just a bottle of sweetness.
I really enjoyed this dram, and it's made me want to spend more time with Glentauchers which really is a bit of a forgotten gem.
Available to buy from from Master of Malt
Thanks to Gordon & MacPhail for the official sample.
There's a really sweet fresh note first, fresh fruit salad, with honeydew melon at the front, and a swirl of light syrup, then a slightly bitter hint of kiwi and greengage with a touch of wood spice and caramelised vanilla custard, the slightly bitter notes increase with time in the glass,
Some definite creamy notes, sweet chantilly cream with mixed fresh fruit salad, a sprinkle of cinnamon powder and a a sweet dollop of treacle all served on a balsa wood plate, its sweet and juicy but still has a woody slightly taste element.
Sweet, juicy, mouthwatering, wood spices
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