Glentauchers 16 (G&M)

Glentauchers 16I know nothing about Glentauchers, not even how to pronounce the name. I don’t wish to make a virtue of ignorance but I think I am going to try and see how long I can go without knowing anything about Glentauchers. Except, of course, what this 16 yo bottled by Gordon & Macphail is like. And yes, this is the first Glentauchers I’ve ever had.

Though the label on the sample bottle says this is 15 years old, my source confirms it is in fact 16 years old. As he purchased it from The Party Source (who are, alas, no longer shipping alcohol) it seems likely it is this bottle, one of Gordon & Macphail’s licensed bottlings.

Glentauchers 16 (43%; Gordon & Macphail; from a sample received in a swap)

Nose: Grassy and grainy but also some indistinct fruit, at first acidic, then a touch musky. A touch of white pepper perhaps after a bit. With a little more time there’s some lime peel. With even more time there’s some nice vanilla-cream. Not much change to the nose with water. Continue reading