Not a very complex and surprising profile but damn well executed. After 20 years this Glentauchers has become a beautiful fruitcake, with only a minor sharpness on the nose if I had to nitpick. Furthermore just delicious with its bright fruity notes, not over-the-top sweetness and buttery, malty notes that indicate a very clean spirit. As far as the hype goes, there are 1.000's of Scotches like these but I have to give credit where it's due. Good job Glentauchers and the guys at Chorlton. Lovers of fruity whisky, start looking for Glentauchers.
This comes in like sunshine. Very bright and a bit sharp on the alcohol. Letting this one rest for a while won't hurt. We get a fully loaded plate of fruits with blood orange, apple, pear, lemon, tangerine, peach, apricot, strawberry and unripe/green banana. Then cacao dusting, lemon cake, licorice, rice pudding, creamy yoghurt and marzipan. Maltiness with grain cereal, tea, vanilla, honey, flowers, hay, anise, wood shavings and a little minty note. Almond, walnut, salted butter, furniture polish, old books and limoncello complete the picture. Nothing wants to really stand out here and that's actually a compliment. Super balance between all these components and not a single off-note. Has something Balblairy to a lesser extent, very nice!
Soft, friendly and yet a true explosion of flavours in the mouth. Excellent strength on this one. Concentrated sweetness again with citrus, apple, pear, sour cherry, grilled pineapple and grapefruit leading to Seville orange marmalade, dark chocolate, apple pie, cherry liqueur, custard, cookie dough and licorice. Further on malt, vanilla, grass, mint, pepper, lavender and some hints of salted pistacchio and limoncello too. A little bitterness develops over time that counterbalances the sweet side, but doesn't distract much. No off-notes to detect here either!
Medium to long with malty flavors, flat cola and dark chocolate.