Glentauchers 23, 1996-2019, Barrel 3969, 51.9% – Whiskydudes

It’s one of those rare bottlings with a million sub-labels. This one is from the ‘Playful Proverbs’ series. It’s labeled ‘Do Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth’. It’s bottled for the 10th anniversary of Het Whisky Forum, by Whiskydudes.

This last bit, Whiskydudes, apparently is a Dutch group of people bottlings some whiskies. There are five releases now, of which this Glentauchers is one.

Now, I approached this with a bit of apprehension, since I’m generally not a huge fan of Glentauchers. I had also completely missed this bottling, since it’s from Het Whisky Forum and I’ve not visited that website in several years.

Image from Whiskybase

Anyway, decent age, bourbon cask, single cask for a group of people who know what’s what. Let’s dive in!

Sniff:
Big and bold on the nose, lots of heavy malty scents. Fresh apple pie, Dutch butter cake and some apple peels.

Sip:
The palate is big too, quite typical for the Glentauchers I know. Lots of barley and quite some oak too. Oak shavings, wholemeal bread and dried apples.

Swallow:
On the finish there’s a lot of warm, leathery funkiness. Quite long, with some vanilla and apple, and some cake batter.

The clunkiness is quite typical for Glentauchers, and while I generally like some weirdness in a dram, Glentauchers just doesn’t seem to work for me, on average. This one is no different.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fine dram and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, but it’s not my style of whisky.

86/100

Available from Dramtime for € 91.50

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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