Alexander Murray Glentauchers 17 Year Old 1996
Brand Alexander Murray
Just outside the Chivas stronghold of Keith on the road to Craigellachie sits the Glentauchers distillery, whose stillhouse jumps up like a pop-up book on the way. Although just outside the stronghold, Glentauchers is not to be overlooked, as its spirit is key to blending program of its owners. Its pear-shaped copper stills, distinctly visible form the road, produce a distinctly fruity spirit with an almost wine-like viscosity. Relatively long fermentation and slow distillation at play here. Built in 1898 by Charles Doig & Sons, Glentauchers was ideally situated on a main road, with a healthy water source, green surroundings and even a railway line adjacent. Today it remains a key player for multiple blended whisky brands, and is rarely seen as a single malt whisky.