Glentauchers 17 Year Old Batch 5 ( That Boutique-y Whisky Company ) Whisky 500mL
The Scotch whisky from Glentauchers has long since been associated with blends; it is a large component of Ballantines, Teachers and Chivas Regal.
The Label: How times have changed. Glentauchers like to keep things very traditional, not using computers to make their whisky. However, back in the day, the Glentauchers distillery was interested in experimenting in new ways to distill malt whiskies, which led to their foray into ‘silent malt’ (the process of making malt whisky in column stills).
This trend happily didn't catch on and pot stills are used to this day by Scotch whisky distilleries to make their malt whisky. As you can see from our label, showing the exact moment Glentauchers decided to try out ‘silent malt’ production, obscene amounts of facial hair was popular back then too. Some things never change.
Nose: Strawberries and cream, custard, hints of blackcurrant coulis and mixed nuts.
Palate: Juicy tannins, ginger snap biscuits and brandy butter.
Finish: Drying and satisfying with chestnuts as well as round oak notes.