I have tried a few from the Strictly Limited series by Carn Mor now and they have all been very good value purchases. They are generally found in most whisky shops and a selection on the major online retailers as well. They will also have low age statements from distilleries that don’t have a great cult following either generally. Which is how we have ended up with a review of a seven year old Glentouchers.
The Glentauchers Distillery is in Moray in the Speyside region of Scotland and currently owned by Pernod Ricard mostly for blending.
The distillery is used in the Ballentines blend along with Glenburgie and Miltonduff distilleries. It was released as an official bottling for the first time in 2017 but I have not seen any bottles in the shops yet.
This bottle was from a single cask which matured the whisky for seven years. It was distilled in 2010 and bottled in 2017. Where the sherry puncheon yielded a massive 940 70cl bottles. So quite a big cask for not that many years so again this is going to be a spirit led experience but the price is a very respectable £38.95
Colour – Marmalade
Nose – lots of yeasty malty bready notes. Very sour nose all in all.
Palate – The palate is much sweeter with apple and pears fruity notes and some icing sugar. There is a touch of cinnamon and clove from the cask as well.
Finish – Some pepper but the finish is generally pretty short and again quite sour.
This bottles are simple and honest whiskies at a good price. There is little you can ask from them and none will revolutionise your world but that isn’t the point. In our current over-hyped marketplace we need a brand which gives us normal people a decent bottle at a decent price and this is the answer.