Here’s a first look into the new releases from Asta Morris. We’re starting with a Glentauchers 1996 from a bourbon cask.
Glentauchers 24 yo 1996 (49,7%, Asta Morris 2020, bourbon cask, AM139, 186 btl.)
Nose: very round, with vanilla cream and hints of tropical fruits. Peaches on syrup, mango, bananas. Haribo gums. There’s a light hint of bubblegum as well. Honey. Just a hint of earthy pepper and gorse in the background, with a floral edge as well.
Mouth: more on the grassy / waxy side now, with some warm oak and mint but there’s still this very rich, sweet and candied side. Peaches, pears, melons, tangerines and a good dose of creamy vanilla custard and barley syrup again. Subtle hints of white pepper.
Finish: medium, with more oranges now, as well as honey and warm spice.
A great fruity Glentauchers with this bourbonny, syrupy and pastry-like texture that makes it very likeable. This should have just arrived in stores for around € 170 if I’m not mistaken.