Glentauchers 2009 (Cadenhead for Belgium)

Late 2018 this Glentauchers 2009 was bottled by Cadenhead. I found it at whisky shop Windels in Mechelen, which is one of the three Belgian shops responsible for the selection. They call themselves The Whisky Ladies because they have a female chairman in charge of the whisky.

This Glentauchers was finished in a Brazilian rum barrel.



Glentauchers 2009 - Cadenhead for The Whisky LadiesGlentauchers – Glenlivet 9 yo 2009 (59,8%, Cadenhead for The Whisky Ladies 2018, bourbon hogshead, 246 btl.)

Nose: typical vanilla and caramel with ripe fruits. Plum eau-de-vie. Apples, green bananas, a hint of tinned pineapple and Haribo bears. Some waxy oak in the background, as well as a hint of fresh laundry.

Mouth: punchy and a tad alcoholic, with a bittersweet theme. Green fruits (Granny Smith, green banana, unripe pear) and plain bourbon wood, bringing anise, white pepper and ginger. Zesty citrus and liquorice too.

Finish: medium, on zesty citrus with a fizzy touch and oak spice.

A fairly young and ‘green’ Glentauchers. The rum barrel may have added a bit of fruity sweetness but it’s mostly a bourbon influenced malt. Around € 70, still available from Huis Windels and the other shops.

Score: 83/100