Glentauchers 44 Years Old Batch 10

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.

Score 91/100

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