Friday, November 5, 2010

Alcohol Review: Glen Taite Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 19 years (Scotland)

Special treat ladies and gentlemen! One of my hidden gems in this city (a bar of course) was able to get its hands on a bottle of Glentaite. Going at about $100 per bottle, you can see why it's not something you'd see everyday (at least not in Canada, it is however, distributed in the States as far as I know). Lucky for me, I was able to be there for the bottle opening and review this fine scotch for you.

Looks: Smooth amber, almost golden but not quite.
Smells: Honey, peat smoke, toffee, leather, oak.
Tastes: Quite oily feel. Tastes of nuts, spice, leather and a light touch of apricot and banana adding to the sweetness. Finishes a bit dry with some citrus, spice and a bit of pepper.

Looks: 4.5/5 - Clear bottle lets you see right away what you are in for, and it looks delicious.
Smells: 4/5 - Good smell, the leather is a bit dominant, but adds a lot to it's aroma.
Tastes: 9/5 - Great, plain and simple. Try to enjoy it's multiple layers.
Overall: 17.5/20 - Excellent bottle, if you get one, be sure to enjoy it, not just down it. A bit on the pricey side, but worth every penny.



  1. I'd love to try it, but I don't think I'll find it where I live...

  2. will be sure to try one if i get a chance to at a party or something

  3. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.

  4. got me drooling just reading ur post

  5. Nice, will try this one for sure

  6. nice, never been a fan of scotch tho:)

  7. That's pretty expensive...I got to try it one day!

  8. Sounds nice! Not a big fan of Whisky though.

  9. Excellent stuff right there. Nice post I like it.