Glentauchers 15-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ballantine’s Series No. 003
Stated Age
15 years old
American Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2017 3:53 pm by dannyp44

Average value

€ 46.82

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 15-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.45 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

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

    21 20 21 21 83

  6. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N21 P20 F20 B21

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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


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