Single malt whisky - tasting notes

11 Feb 2014

Glentauchers 1992 (Asta Morris)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glentauchers

Founded in 2012, Gaiaflow is a relatively new player in the Japanese whisky market. They’re acting as an importer for various spirits, mostly smaller brands.

They’re also releasing private bottlings like this Glentauchers 1992 from Asta Morris which has just arrived in Japan.

 

 

Glentauchers 1992 Asta Morris & GaiaflowGlentauchers 21 yo 1992 (48,2%, Asta Morris for Gaiaflow 2013, ex-bourbon cask, 305 btl.)

Nose: sweet and bright. Plenty of fruits: gooseberries, green apples and pineapple cubes. Hints of honeysuckle. Some mineral notes, maybe a little mint and ginger as well. Over time soft vanilla comes out. Simple yet fresh and faultless. Mouth: really sweet again. Oranges, peaches and apples. Sweet barley. Lemon drops. Shy hints of fruit tea. A little oak in the background, slowly growing stronger. Finish: medium long, more mint now and spicy notes. Balanced warming oak too.

Good no-nonsense whisky. Simple pleasures. Around € 85, available from Gaiaflow’s online store Whisky Port. Hard to find in Belgium, although apparently some cases fell off the back of the truck…

Score: 86/100

Glentauchers 1992 (Asta Morris) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-02-11

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