Todays review is for a single cask from independent bottlers “The Single Cask “ .. These guys are not just bottlers of whisky but also offer full casks for sale of both fully matured whisky and new make, they also have a whisky bar aptly named “The Single Cask” although it is a little trip to get there as it is situated in Singapore..
The Glentauchers Distillery
The distillery is located within the Speyside region and was founded in 1897 by whisky merchants James Buchanan and W P Lowrie with production starting in 1898, today the distillery produces most of its whisky for blends but there are some absolutely stunning single cask offerings out there released from independent bottlers like “The Single Cask”
Glentauchers 20 year old – 1997.
Distilled.. July 1997
Bottled.. February 2018
Cask.. Ex Bourbon #1697
Outturn.. 85 bottles
Bottler.. The Single Cask
This is NCF and Naturally coloured.
Nose.. Initially this has a real spice lead aroma with cinnamon, ginger and a little nutmeg scent but it isn’t long before it gets a little fruity with fresh apple peels, ripe banana, pineapple that leads you into some heather honey, vanilla and sweet biscuit meal..
Palate.. A real warming, spice lead whisky that just explodes upon impact.. Ginger, cinnamon and oak tannings coat the mouth before a softer note of fresh fruits is allowed to come through..
Finish.. Lingering spices..
Thoughts.. As far as single casks go this is another great example from independent bottlers “The Single Cask,” it is bursting with flavour and offers up plenty of intriguing aromas to get the senses buzzing..
If you really want to expand your journey through single malts then look no further than a single cask offering from independent bottlers ! They really can offer an eye opening experience and generally come in s more natural state than many of the official bottlings..