Glentauchers 17 yrs Speyside Unchillfiltered Signatory Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glentauchers whisky distillery was founded in 1897 by W P Lowrie, a Glasgow-based whisky trader, and James Buchanan, a renowned blender. Five years later, Lowrie experienced financial hardship and James Buchanan subsequently bought him out. The distillery was built at Tauchers Farm, four miles west of the town of Keith. The location was chosen for its proximity to a rail line and main road. Indeed, the Glentauchers distillery boasts its own railway siding.
AGED: 17 years
DISTILLED ON: February 6, 1996
BOTTLE ON: August 2, 2013
MATURED IN: Burbon Barrel
CASK NO: 1395
NOSE: Gentle aromas of sweet caramel and spice, hints of cooked fruit, barley wine and allspice.
TASTE: A fresh and fruity aroma of tropical fruits and vanilla pods opens the whisky up and is chased by citrus flavoured boiled sweets and roasted malt on the palate. The finish is barley focussed and reasonably long.
FINISH: Ground almonds and black pepper. Sweet honey.