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20 Feb 2014

Glentauchers 1996 (Liquid Library)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glentauchers

Another Glentauchers 1996, this time in the Liquid Library series. The colour of this one is slightly lighter than the Glentauchers 1996 bottled by Tasting Fellows. Let’s see where the differences are.

 

Glentauchers 1996 - Liquid LibraryGlentauchers 17 yo 1996 (51,4%, Liquid Library 2013, refill barrel, 178 btl.)

Nose: lots of fresh barley again, but less candied and with less vanilla. More mineral notes (limestone). The fruity notes are still there, but they’re ‘greener’. Lemon and grapefruit, unripe gooseberries and green banana. Still slightly rummy in a way, but less tropical. Mouth: the fruity notes and sweet spirit come are louder here, they get more room as the oak is less obvious. Green banana again, lemon sweets, something bubblegummy, before the grassy notes set in and the whole gets a bitter edge. Finish: medium long, very close to the barley, with some grassy notes and fresh oak.

This one seem a tad younger than the Tasting Fellows cask (refill vs. first fill?), but mainly because the oak spices are less pronounced. This will come down to personal preferences. Around € 90.

Score: 86/100

Glentauchers 1996 (Liquid Library) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-02-20

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