Hunter Laing Glentauchers Tasting Notes

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Glentauchers, Scotch Whisky A-G

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Glentauchers 1996 (18 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2449/ Dist: Feb 1996 Btl: Jan 2015/ Tasted: Feb 2015

Edgy and herbal aromas with pepper infused barley and hints of butter shortbread, sour citrus fruit (cooking apples) and lightly sawdusty oak. With time some mint and camphor notes appear.

The palate is softer than the nose with more vanilla oak, but the edgy, herbal notes push through with a touch of baked fruit and lightly coffee’d spice following. Good length, if a little drying with a touch of dark chocolate and malt.

 


Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Glentauchers 2009 (7 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: HEP0217/ Dist: Apr 2009 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: Dec 2016

Quite a malty and balsamic nose with straw, lightly herbal barley and ascetic notes.

The palate is full and barley’d with lightly bitter oak and astringent notes following. Young, herbal and intense finish, which although pleasantly mineral is a tad short.

Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Glentauchers 2007? (8 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: HEP0024/ Tasted: May 2014

A dense, nutty, oily and slightly herbal nose. The oak eases in with huge, chunky, bourbony notes – marzipan, frangipan, butter and wood spice. It’s so oak dominated that the sprite doesn’t have a hope!

The palate follows a similar theme. Soft, nutty, herbal and toffee’d with coffee tannins and sweet wood spices. Medium length with the oak drying and bittering the finish. The sweet herbal notes linger.

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