On the second day of the Dramcalendar, we have the Glentauchers 2007, bottled by German importer and wholesaler Alba Import as part of their ‘The Speyside Trail’ bottling series.
Glentauchers is probably one of the lesser known distilleries in the Speyside, although (or perhaps because) it has always played a significant role as a leading malt in different blends like Black & White and, later, Teacher’s. Nowadays its together with Scapa, Glenburgie and Miltonduff one of the four signature malts of Ballentine’s.
|Bottling series:||The Speyside Trail|
|Age:||07 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Cream Sherry Butt|
Dry sherry and dried fruits. Lots of strawberry chocolate. Hints of blood orange with cinnamon. Warm honey and vanilla. Wet wood.
Creamy with a distinctive honey sweetness. Lots of strawberries. Sugared lemon peel and honeyed ginger. A bit youthful around the edges.
Medium to long. Drying and creamy with a fruity sweetness. Dried orange slices with nutmeg.
All in all this is a cracking dram, despite its young age. I really like the creamy dry sherry in combination with the honeyed fruit sweetness. However I think I would have liked this bottling at cask strength a little better.
Score: 86 / 100