Glentauchers 44 Years Old Batch 10
What they say
That Boutique-y Whisky Company has reached double digits of Glentauchers bottlings, and for its 10th batch, it’s gone big with a 44 year old expression! Incredible stuff, and with a neat label showing a bit of history behind the distillery and its experiments with “silent malt” – which is malt whisky distilled in column stills. It was a bit of a thing back in the day, but didn’t really catch on and everyone continued using copper pot stills.
What I say
Possibly the oldest bottled Glentauchers at 44 years old, beating Cadenheads 41 year old by a good three years, this one is as old as I am so I’d guess another 1976 vintage? I’ll also guess ex-Bourbon cask matured too.
- ABV 42.1%
- Age 44 years old
- Bottler That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
- Bottling Batch 10
- Cask Bourbon
- Category Single malt scotch whisky
- Cost £695.95
- Origin Glentauchers distillery
- Outturn 201 bottles
- Region Speyside
- Released 2021
- Vintage Undeclared
My tasting notes:
- Appearance Dark 18ct Gold (12/20) medium, rounded tears and medium legs.
- Nose Oaky, woody, some citrus zest and spice, lemon and grapefruit, toffee, caramel, quite fresh, baked apples, pears, cinnamon, honey and orange juice, grassy hay and toasted coconut.
- Taste Medium-light bodied, oaky, tannic, spirity and vaporous, pineapple, marmalade, chocolate orange, allspice, cinnamon, mouthcoating, dusty old oak wood, cigar boxes, tobacco leaf and coffee grounds.
- Finish Long, spiced, oaky and fruity.
- Overall Very drinkable, plenty of oak wood – no surprise for 44 years in the cask but also remarkably light still at this age, very suggestive of a refill cask and for my mind nothing dissuades me from ex-bourbon here.
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