MacPhail’s Glentauchers Tasting Notes

Posted: September 6, 2011 in Glentauchers, Scotch Whisky A-G

Gordon & MacPhails Glentauchers 1979 (18 year old) 40%

Bourbon/ Dist: 1979 Btl: 1996/ Tasted: Jan 2002

A pungent, complex, heavy, oily nose, with estery fruit, bourbon oak and a distinctly waxy nuance. Slightly sweet on the palate, softly fruity, full bodied and oily with hints of biscuits and caramel. Good length, very fruity with a tangy, dry finish.

Gordon & MacPhail Glentauchers 1994 (20 year old) 43%

Bourbon/ Dist: 1994 Btl; 2014/ Tasted: Feb 2015

A little high toned and heavy on the marzipan and dusty oak. Quite full and dense, which is not surprising given the amount of oak! Pleasantly creamy with a touch of barley and grass coming through.

Full and rich on the palate. Again there is a huge amount of oak with just a hint of soft barley. A pleasant Highland-esque granity character begins to emerge on the middle taking the edge of the oak. Pleasant length with a spicy, lightly chocolaty and slightly bitter finish.

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