Glentauchers 8yo Creative Whisky Company (Batch #001, 2016)
A couple of weeks ago David Stirk announced a new series of bottlings for his Creative Whisky Company, the Single Cask Exclusives. All of them bottled at 50 percent, and obviously natural colour and un-chillfiltered. The catch is that the distillery is undisclosed.
The first three bottlings of the Single Cask Exclusives are a single grain and two single malts, one from the Highlands and one from Speyside. The latter I review today. And even though it’s officially unknown, it’s no secret that it comes from Glentauchers. And judging by the color it has matured in a first-fill sherry cask.
Glentauchers 8yo (50%, Creative Whisky Company, Batch #001)
Nose: Milk chocolate, candied oranges and cocoa butter with a floral touch. You can’t help but notice that it’s young. A tad spirity and a bit sharp. Plenty of vanilla as well.
Taste: Quite spicy with cinnamon and chili pepper, but it also has a sweeter side with oranges and cherry candy cane.
Finish: Chocolate, orange juice and strawberries. Medium in length.
A pleasant, modern and young sherry whisky. And for a very good price too.
Thijs is a spirits writer and accredited liquorist from The Netherlands. He runs the blog Words of Whisky and contributes to a number of Dutch and international publications.