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.

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