As older whiskies get more and more expensive a lot of bottlers go for 'paedophelic' stuff these days. But you clearly pay the price of less maturity and this is limited complexity and an unpleasant harshness. Even if the brand managers tell strange different stories nowadays: Maturation time is the most important factor to the quality of whisky and most industry experts rate its impact on 60 to 65 per cent of the total result.
So this Glentauchers by no doubt is a good quality 'baby' dram but by no means it can compare to a 15, 18 or even 21 year old 'adult' whisky. And I wonder about ratings in the high eighties or even 90 points if there is a new whisky lovers segment out there that really adores this immature underage stuff. I am simply too old to adopt to this new style - but whoever loves this: Go for it and have fun!