Grindlay’s Selection



ABV 54.5%
REVIEWED Issue 137
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Brand: Glentauchers, Grindlay’s Selection
Expression: 1996
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 54.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 137
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Mature and tropical with lemon zest, orange blossom honey, pear, peach and barley. Hints of gooseberry and citrus. Water emphasises the honey, barley and orange.
Palate: Luscious and honeyed. Wonderfully layered with more creamy oak. Good citric and mineral middle. Water emphasises the juicy orange and honey.
Finish: Long, crisp and mouth-watering citrus with hints of straw and herbs. Water makes the finish exceedingly juicy.
Comment: Now that’s how I like my Speys. Beautifully complex and layered.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: There are classic Speyside notes here of heather, sweet oak, liquorice and honey. This nose is delightful and inviting, and does what a Speyside whisky should.
Palate: Again, on the palate this hits the spot; a classic easy-drinking Speyside with the right balance of oak age and spirit character, giving a well-balanced flavour.
Finish: Simple, medium-long and not too sweet.
Comment: A very well-made Speyside single malt which anyone should be happy with.
Visit the distillery
Glentauchers Distillery, Mulben, Keith, Banffshire , Speyside, Scotland
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