The Single Cask Whisky Review #62: Glentauchers 1992 21 Years Old "Liquorice Spiral"

April 16, 2017

The Single Cask Whisky Review #62: Glentauchers 1992 21 Years Old "Liquorice Spiral"

This week's review takes us back to familiar territory as we revisit Glentauchers to take on another expression from this vastly underrated distillery.

As we have previously delved into the history of the distillery, we will not revisit it and readers will be able to find more information at the following link: Glentauchers

This week's review focuses on an expression of Glentauchers which was distilled in 1992, matured for 21 years in a bourbon hogshead and bottled at a standard abv of 46% by independent bottler, Wemyss Malts.

So, let's jump right into the review!

Glentauchers 1992 21 Years Old (Bottled by Wemyss Malts, 46% abv)

Colour: Amber

Nose: Initial entry presents a pronounced hit of aniseed and liquorice, followed by oak, nutmeg, some alcohol and black pepper. There is a nice maltiness which underpins everything and it is accompanied by some vanilla bean, apples and cinnamon.

Palate: Initial entry presents a rather full palate, with the aniseed and liquorice elements providing a spicy kick to the proceedings. There is a fair bit of alcohol, but it is chased by caramel, citrus fruits, vanilla fudge, nutmeg, ginseng and coconut.

Finish: Long on the finish, with hints of apples, oak and some oak tannins. With time, almonds, vanilla fudge and dark chocolate follow.

Balance: A rather well-balanced dram which exhibits sweet, spicy and oaky undertones. It stays rather true to its name, with the liquorice aspect playing a rather prominent role in the proceedings.

This expression of Glentauchers is available for purchase by the dram or the bottle for in-bar consumption or by the bottle for retail/takeaway purposes. Please approach our friendly staff and they will be more than happy to assist you with any enquiries that you may have.

Written By Brendan Pillai for The Single Cask 



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