Glentauchers 24, 1996-2021, Barrel 22060, 46.8% – Whiskybase

It’s been a while by now, but back in 2021 when there were ‘only’ 180,000 different whiskies on Whiskybase, they released this Glentauchers.

Image from Whiskybase

There must have been quite a parcel of casks available back then, because it seemed that everyone was releasing Glentauchers around that time. It’s never really been rare from indie bottlers, but sometimes things peak and this was one of those times.

Anyway, that isn’t a negative thing since that keeps prices in check at least a a little bit, and it generally means that there’s something to compare to.

Dried peaches and mango, mulchy oak. Dried orange and some aniseed freshness. It becomes more citrusy as it opens up. More fresh orange and pomelo.

Some fresh black pepper and red chili on the arrival. Dried tropical fruits get added after that, and there’s some citrus pith happening too. It has quite some bite for a dram at 46-ish%.

The finish is a bit more syrupy and has more fruit juice (mango, peach) than dried fruits. There’s a bit more oak here thanI got on the palate.

Very good stuff, without the cask getting the overhand anywhere. Great balance. I love the fruity notes throughout, and the combination with the black pepper on the palate works really well!


Somehow it currently is available in Calgary


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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