1981 Glentauchers 25 year old, Speyside from the First Cask Series, distilled 11/3/1981,cask no. 1052, bottle no. 539, 46% Vol abv
Nose: Phenols, oils again, tobacco, camphor, pine sap, wood polish, beeswax… Great nose so far. With water: wonderful mineral and phenolic development. A little creosote, Barbour grease…
Mouth (neat): excellent attack, ripe cranberries, liquorice, then more classic overripe apples, corn syrup and various spices including ginger and cardamom. Lovely, really. With water: excellent! Crystallised lemons and citrons plus angelica and touches of green tea.
Finish: Very long, with some ‘nervous’ spices in the aftertaste. Green cardamom?