Glentauchers 2002 BD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Stated Age
15 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 oct 2017 8:34 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88.90

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15 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2002 BD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.08 points

  1. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. tomfa scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    With the second smell, the pear and honey sweetness is always presented. The bitter notes combine well with the alcohol, so the whisky looks a bit older than it is. Complementary or contradictory? For me, this whisky works, which may be a bit too rough for some palates. There is hardly any change in the overall impression when water is added. 23/21/21/21 = 86
    • Nose
      Striking in the glass is the abundant blistering, which lasts for a long time and surprises with the rather "low" alcohol strength. After wetting the glass wall, average legs are formed in both broad and running behavior. (It would be interesting to see what conclusions these contradictory impressions in a blind tasting would provoke.) Immediately a sweet fruitiness is present, which reminds of its effectiveness on freshly cut exotic fruit (pineapple?). Dominant are citrusy notes, which are accompanied by vanilla. The result of this interaction is the impression of ripe pear. Added to this is a pronounced malt note, light grapes and a little shortbread. Overall, a very auspicious nose that represents the top mark of what one can expect from an ex-Burbon-backed Speysider in this age group. (He seems "on the first smell" older than 15 years - the subjective impression tends to a good 18 or even 20 years.)
    • Taste
      On the tongue is a beautiful honey sweetness, but not directly present, but takes a few seconds to develop isch. This is accompanied by strong firmness, the ripe pear, a potpourri of light fruits, marzipan and a woody bitterness ... Grappa! Since the sweetness counteracts the Grappa character, the Malt knows how to please - even if he does not meet everyone's taste.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium and warm and is carried by the sweetness, zest and slight bitterness.


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