Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

Glentauchers_5yr

Mashtun notes:

This is an unusual dram that was bought on a bit of a ‘whim’ to be honest. It was always going to split the panel and that’s exactly what it did. On the nose we got deep sherry, caramel, timber, vanilla, almonds, and a slight hint of bubble-gum! The palate had red liquorice, sweet honey, sherry, banana, and Madeira wine. The finish was big but medium in length with red liquorish, orange peel, sherry, and other fruity notes. The colour is a stunning rusty red and it has a thick texture. Letting this dram breathe softens the initial flavours, mellows the dram, and brings out vanilla. The panel were split as to how much water was required but adding a little does bring out more of a whisky feel on this big sherried dram.

 

Overall this is a very smooth whisky considering its 55.2% ABV. It’s not something we could drink all night but it is certainly something we all enjoyed. It’s very much for the sherried cask lover and is a very sweet and full bodied dram.

 

Overall MashTun Score = 71/100

Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

The Dimension Collection from Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited is an outstanding range of single malt and single grain whiskies from across the length and breadth of Scotland. Released in small batches, these unique expressions from renowned and lesser known distilleries offer a comprehensive overview of Duncan Taylor’s award winning portfolio. Neither chill filtered nor colour, only the finest whiskies are selected for inclusion in the Dimensions Collection, ensuring that each release represents the true multi-dimensional character of the distillery and delivers the company ethos: Whisky without Compromise.

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Notes:  55.2% ABV – 5 year old Glentauchers that’s part of the  Duncan Taylors ‘Dimensions’ range.  385 bottles produced and distilled in 2008.  Around £60 at time of tasting – 50cl bottle.

Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

Nose:

Sherry, toffee, and hints of bubblegum

Palate:

Red liquorice, hints of aniseed, sherry, and slight Madeira wine notes. Very smooth for a 55.2% whisky! Dominated by the sherry though

Finish:

Medium and big sherry with red liquorice

Colour:

A stunning rusty gold

Texture:

Thick

Air:

Softens the initial flavours and brings out sweet vanilla

Water:

It doesn’t need a lot but it brings out more red liquorice and takes away some of the sweetness. It also softens the finish

Overall score and comments:

70/100 – This could easily be too sherried for some. It’s a decent sherried offering from Duncan Taylor but very much for the sherried cask lover. It tastes like a first fill sherry cask and doesn’t have many whisky notes!

Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

Nose:

Deep sherry nose, almonds, strawberries, aged oak, mint, slightly floral

Palate:

Sweet honey notes, banana

Finish:

Medium-length, retains fruity notes

Colour:

Red-amber, looks like a port cask

Texture:

Thick

Air:

Evolves and mellows with air

Water:

Needed a reasonable amount to de-fang the alcohol

Overall score and comments:

76/100 – I really enjoyed this: very sweet and smooth, gorgeous sherry notes, though I would find this a little sickly sweet after a couple of drams.

Glentauchers 5yr old Duncan Taylor

Nose:

Sherry, caramel, a wee hint of wet timber, vanilla, and sultanas

Palate:

Sherry dominates this. Probably a first fill

Finish:

Orange peel, Satsuma’s, and a salty end

Colour:

Rusty red

Texture:

Medium

Air:

Brings out vanilla

Water:

Shortens the finish and brings out more of a whisky taste on the palate

Overall score and comments:

67/100 – A nice dram that some may find too sherried. I would have had this in a virgin oak cask for a while before releasing.

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