Whisky Review: Elixir Distillers Glentauchers Aged 19 Years “Art of Whisky Bottling”

Style: Fruity and Creamy

Nose:
Slightly sharp and shy at the beginning, peppermint mist clears up to reveal crystallized pineapple and quickly followed by a good chunk of fairy floss. Stewed tropical fruits, another dose of peppermint injected into milk custard, cinnamon bark and vanilla pods dressed on the side.

Palate:
Grand tropical fruits showing on the palate, delicious. Syrupy pineapple and passion fruit bringing in a hint of citrus orange drop. Quickly flipping to the next page, we have a rich, creamy layer of Nutella, frothy vanilla milk and marshmallows dipping into chocolate fondue. Beautiful oily texture. Peppermint and chilli spices cutting through the nutty branches. Cinnamon sticks and honey cornflakes coming in late, flavours slowly dry up towards the end.

Finish:
Fading fluffy cream and raisin chocolate. A small bite of malt syrup drizzled red dates.

Thoughts:
After trying a few of Glentauchers and now this, personally I feel it is quite an underrated distillery in my book. I like how the creamy and nutty dimension slips under and firmly knitted into the massive wave of tropical fruits. All the elements synchronize and resonate pleasantly to make an immensely approachable fruity and creamy profile, while offering a nice form of complexity in the same time. Impressive dram. This distillery is a workhorse malt for the Ballantine’s blend, but I would love to see more Glentauchers at this calibre in action.

☆ [Recommended]

[53.5% • Independent Bottling • Cask Strength • Non Chill Filtered • Non Coloured • Limited Release • 1 of 152 Bottles • *]

-Esmond