From the “Highproof version” of Hidden Spirits Independent bottling range, meaning these bottlings are at natural cask strength.
Glentauchers distillery makes a much lighter and floral style of malt. Rarely bottled as a single malt as the sweet and fruity malt is a big contributor to the Ballantines blend.
Nose: Hay sheds in summer, finger lime caviar, vanilla slice, lemon sorbet and chewy Werthers caramels. Beautifully fragranced with time in the glass, with lemon tree blossoms and white flowers.
Palate: Yo-yo biscuits with zingy lemon cream in the centre. A bit of ovaltine and baked shortcrust pastry with stewed apples inside. A nice top note of acidity that is balanced out beautifully by chunky grain character and solid maturity.
Finish: Delightfully chewy with an aperitif like herbal character. Plum skins and preserved lemon. Cereal flavours dig into the palate and demonstrate the age of this elegant dram.