1995 Gordon & Macphail Connoisseurs Choice Glentauchers 25 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Definitely a distillery on Scotland's 'hard-to-find' list, Pernod-Ricard owned Glentauchers has been reserved as filling for blends like Buchanan's Black, Teachers and Ballantines. Officially, a 15 year old was released in 2017, followed by a 23 year old in 2021. G&M satisfy malt hunters with this fairly large outturn from a first-fill sherry butt yielding 595 bottles. The set up, which includes long ferments and slow distillation, produces a lighter distillate. Will it be overwhelmed by this single sherry cask? G&Ms notes below suggest a bit of a bomb! 57% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the bottlers... Vanilla aromas combine with cherries and chocolate. Sweet yet spicy with rich orange marmalade, stewed fruits and oak. The finish holds lingering aniseed.