Claxton’s Glentauchers Tasting Notes

Posted: May 7, 2016 in Glentauchers, Scotch Whisky A-G

Claxton’s The Single Cask Glentauchers 1996 (18 year old) 48%

Bourbon Barrel 1502-7884

Dist: Dec 1996 Btl: 2015/ Tasted: Apr 2016

Beautifully mature aromas of tropical pineapple, mango and melon. Hints of crisp barley, sawdusty oak, honey and minerals. I don’t think I’ve smelt such a tropical Glentauchers before!

The palate opens with the creamy oak, apricot, white peach and pineapple along with an almost spritzy minerality. Lightly oiled middle as the barley and honey emerge. Long and delicately spiced with quite a malty/ barley finish, all set against a classic Glentauchers crisp and mineral backdrop. Very impressive.

Claxton’s ‘The Single Cask’ Glentauchers 1996 (20 year old) 51.1%

Bourbon Hogshead 1727-7293/ Dist: Dec 1996 Btl: 2017/ Tasted: Nov 2017

Intense, dusty and Cognac-esque aromas of supple dried fruit and wonderfully mature American oak. Hints of dried barley, lemon and sweet, pithy orange/ Clementine follow.

The palate is wonderfully soft and honeyed with gentle oxidised fruit notes and hints of spice. Good depth and building intensity on the middle with the dusty oak powering through, but balanced by a touch of lemon and barley. Good length with lingering oak, vanilla and citrus. An all round beautifully mature whisky.

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