Glentauchers

Glentauchers 27 Years Old 1991 Connoisseurs Choice (56.8%, Gordon & MacPhail, 1st Fill Sherry Butt #6943, 473 Bottles, 2018)

Glentauchers 27 Years Old 1991 Connoisseurs Choice

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 56.8 %
  • Age: 27 Years Old
  • Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, 1st Fill Sherry Butt, Cask #6943
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £199.95
  • Origin: Glentauchers distillery
  • Vintage: 1991

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What they say

Official tasting notes:

What I say

Distilled at Glentauchers in 1991 and matured for 27 years before bottling in 2018 as part of Gordon & MacPhail’s Connoisseurs Choice range/cask stregth selection at 56.8% ABV. I originally got into Glentauchers from G&M’s distillery label bottlings which always impressed me, so great to try out a single cask at cask strength from htem.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Amber gold  (11/20), medium-fine tears, fine legs.
  • Nose: Sweet and syrupy, leather, fudge, sticky golden syrup, touch solventy and woody pear and apple fruits in vanilla custard, creme brulee, errs on the burnt sugars side.
  • Taste: Zesty with a touch of flint minerality, mixed peels, tobacco leaf, woody, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramelised sugars, cask char, wood smoke and mocha coffee.
  • Finish: Medium, dark chocolate mocha coffee and raisins.

Overall

Full of dark smoke and wood, not too fruity and a little mineralic/flinty make for a rather unusual but enjoyable expression.

Score 86/100

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