GLENTAUCHERS DISTILLERY 41 Year Old 1979 Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Glentauchers 41 Years

1979 vintage cask #5331 bottled April 2021 at 56.6%. Only 198 bottles for the Private Collection. Glentauchers 41 Year Old 1979 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Single refill American hogshead #5331. Distilled June 1979 & bottled April 2021 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Private Collection series. Just 198 hand-blown crystal decanters have been produced.

Aromas of vanilla pod lead to Seville orange peel and soft flambeed bananas. Baked apples and rich pineapple undertones develop.

Sweet red apple and flavours of poached pear combine with mature oak. Roasted cashews and grapefruit come to the fore, balanced by soft white pepper.

A light and delicate finish with lingering notes of tropical fruit.

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The Glentauchers Distillery Company, comprising W.P. Lowrie a Glasgow based whisky blender and James Buchanan a London based blender, commenced construction of Glentauchers Distillery in 1897 with distillation commencing the following year. Equipped with six stills Glentauchers Distillery is a Speyside malt whisky distillery to be found at Mulben in Banffshire. Since production is designed primarily to generate spirit for blends of scotch official releases of Glentauchers single malt whisky are sparse. Notwithstanding, Signatory Vintage, Gordon & MacPhail and Morrison & MacKay produce some excellent independent bottlings.

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