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Glentauchers 2008 Gordon & MacPhail Distillery Labels
Exciting news! Gordon & MacPhail has once again outdone themselves with their latest addition to the Distillery Labels range of whiskies. Introducing an exceptional Scotch whisky that showcases their expertise and commitment to quality.
This magnificent dram, distilled in 2008 and patiently matured for 14 long years, is a testament to the art of whisky making. Prepare your palate for a delightful symphony of flavors. As you take your first sip, you'll be greeted by the luscious sweetness of apple infused with creamy vanilla undertones. The journey continues with vibrant pear notes dancing on your taste buds, complemented by a subtle hint of aniseed and a touch of delicate white pepper, adding a delightful twist to the experience.
And just when you think the magic is over, the finish reveals its true allure. Devilishly long and irresistibly warming, it leaves you with a lingering sensation that simply begs for another sip.
Another member of the ‘1890s gang’, Glentauchers was established in 1898 by James Buchana to provide fillings for its Buchanan’s and Black & White blends.
Experiments in ‘continuous pot still distillation’ were trialled here (and at Convalmore) at the start of the 20th century. This involved running a 100% barley mash through an adapted pot still. Production was upped considerably in 1966 when the number of stills increased from the original pair to half a dozen.
Glentauchers was one of the many distilleries which fell foul of the slump in demand in the early 1980s and was mothballed in 1985. It was, somewhat surprisingly at the time, snapped up by one of Diageo’s rivals, Allied Distillers, in 1989 [the Allied estate became part of Chivas Brothers in 2005] when it became a named component of Ballantine's although the firm didn’t restart production until 1992.