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Glentauchers 1990

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@PandemoniumReview by @Pandemonium

17th Sep 2014


Glentauchers 1990
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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There are mediocre whiskies, there are bad whiskies. Unfortunately we ventured back into the bad territory, with a whisky that for the time being has the dubious honour of being the penultimum single malt whisky on my list. Only second to the Drumguish of the Speyside distillery, a harsh verdict indeed.

Nose: waxy and salty structure: apple buns sprinkled with cinnamon fresh from the oven, strong notes of caramel (disgusting, as if you can taste the colouring), some roasted chestnuts and a whiff of eucalyptus.

Mouth: sharp and bitter on the palate with notes of nutmeg, chestnuts, dour acorns and tea. Vegetable elements as well: endive and carrots with a few unidentifiable sour notes in the tail.

Finish: rather short, sharp and drying with a peppery edge.

Conclusion: While other describe this as a whisky that is rather weak on the palate, I wouldn't use the term "weak" here as it could imply a lack of taste. And it surely didn't for a 40% whisky.

If I had to discribe the palate in one word I would rather use the term:"repulsing".

Good nose, bad whisky, thumbs down.

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