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Glentauchers 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.76/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB102476
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ballantine’s Series No. 003
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000299613276
Added on
19 oct 2017 3:53 pm by dannyp44

Average value

€ 54.34

6 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

185 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 15-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.76 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      perfumey, fruity, cloves, honeysuckle
    • Taste
      83 83
      vanilla, caramel, american oak, honey
    • Finish
      81 81
      short, cloves, raisins, old wood

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. KB201 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Ballantine's uses several single malts in its blends, which have a strong impact on the bottlings. In order to show the individual components, the 3 most important malts have now been bottled as single malts. With its fruity berry aroma and fresh citrus notes, the Glentauchers Malt is at the heart of Ballantine's blends.
    Series No. 3
    • Nose
      Sweet after citrus fruits, hazelnut notes and a hint of heather.
    • Taste
      Fruity and sweet with red berries and barley sugar.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting.

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Amber color. Not oily.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet aroma. Enjoyable. Lots of honey. Also a lot of fruit. Rather yellow. Peaches and apricots closest. Spicy spices. Cinnamon. Much more caramel the second time.
    • Taste
      76 76
      A little bit of sweetness, a little honey. A bit of caramel. However, the bitterness of oak dominates. Not that spicy, but a lot of it. Also more spices, but more towards pepper. There are also fruit aromas underneath.
    • Finish
      74 74
      A bit spicy. Lots of oak. Slightly warming up. Cocoa and chocolate appear, which is interesting. Traces of fruit underneath, but relatively few for a nose. Medium-length finish. Pretty alcoholic.

  5. keizerjos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    These Glentauchers are presented as an ingredient, something that is needed to make a blend. 15 years old, not a bad thing anyway - but well, the blend is Ballantines, one of my first friends in the whisky odyssey that I have taken in recent years. It was the 17YO that I liked at the time - which excludes participation from this, since the 17YO contains whisky that is at least 17 years old.
    This is a look at it. Disaster. Delightful, of course. Soft, mild, smooth, smooth is the word. I picture myself with a tumbler with ice and this scotch being a little bit James Bond - were it not for drinking that vodka martini and never leaving ice nor tumblers near my whisky. Vanilla ice cream, with an egg smooth soft finish, not too long, but very good. Slobber whisky is an insult to such a cultured Scotch - yes, capitalized indeed - but I can imagine you just make a bottle of a soldier one night without noticing it. That will certainly become noticeable the next day. Good stuff, this one. 87 points.

  6. Ol_Paddy scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Bold distinct flavors, definitely punches above its price range at the 40€ mark. Also easily best of the three releases with big citrus notes and robust malt. The only downside to this whisky is the proof.

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 21 83

  9. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N21 P20 F20 B21

  10. Defeatless scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Again a good introduction malt to Glentauchers. Will not please everybody, but will please most. A well blended single malt.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet, some eau de cologne. A hint of malt and a little touch of yeast. Not bad, not very good. A moderate, but proper introduction malt to glentauchers.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet and sour. Some grassy notes. This one is a rather robust malt, but it suits me well. There is a creamy texture on this whisky which I like. In general it is sweet and quite easy drinkable.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length. Full on caramel and some wood notes. It fades away with some bitter dry notes.

  11. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The boldest of the 3 expressions, in my opinion. Almost beat out Glenburgie, but this didn't quite have the same level of complexity to it. Still a solid dram worth trying.
    • Nose
      Fresh butter and whole-grained short-bread soaked with cognac, a rush of fresh fruit and floral citrus, oak, and very faint grappa.
    • Taste
      Honeyed-malt and melon, oak and dried-fruits (peaches, pineapples, and apples), sweet floral note and earthy-vanilla, and quickly fading baking-spices.
    • Finish
      Mixed grains, floral green-melon, and a mix of oak tannins and vanilla-pod and fruit cordial infused with ginger.

  12. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. rpvdwel scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  14. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky with an alcohol percentage of unfortunately only 40%.
    • Nose
      Soft, orange, raspberry, honey, butterscotch, fruity.
    • Taste
      Red fruit, ripe berries, orange chocolate, caramel, honey, vanilla, blackcurrant.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium, spicy, chocolate and raisins

  15. ctu scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Ballantine's Series very nice so far, especially on the nose. 81/82.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Caramelized apple, punch, tutty-frutty and honey.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Spicy. Waxy apple and orange. Pepper and nutmeg. Mild oak.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  17. SVWRamius scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  18. SVWRamius scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Ballantines plays here with open cards and presents its components. The 15-year-old glacier diver is very light in the glass, but very intense in taste. I had to look twice, that he really has only 40% alcohol, so it was diluted right down to the maximum. You can not taste that, quite the contrary. Very successful whisky for his ~ 60 €. The least available whisky from the 3 Series (April 2018).
    • Nose
      Red apples, fruit candies, Hubba bubba, oranges
    • Taste
      Fruity and spicy, slightly peppery, oak and again apples and oranges
    • Finish
      Medium long with oak, warming

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