Glentauchers 1996 20 years old archives

Glentauchers 1996 20 Years Old (Archives)

You virtually never encounter an official release from Glentauchers distillery, but it shows up every once in a while as an independent bottling. Like this Glentauchers 1996 20 Years Old from Archives.

The color suggests this comes from a rather inactive bourbon barrel, theoretically leaving plenty of room for the spirit of Glentauchers to shine. Let’s find out, shall we?

Glentauchers 1996 20 Years Old (53,9%, Archives, C#7324)

Nose: Light, fruity and summery with hints of aniseed and licorice. Though the nose consists mainly of white grapes, a gentle aroma of lemons and soft notes of pears and green apple peel. There’s a very light touch of vanilla.
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel. A pinch of white pepper with ginger. There’s lemon zest, subtle apple and some vanilla.
Finish: Lingering on bitter lemon and stewed apples.

Rating: 86

The nose is light and airy, while the palate packs some more punch. It is delicate, and then again it isn’t. Seems easygoing at first, but then provides more of a challenge a little later on. Yeah, I like it.

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