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Overall rating
85.94/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotland's Glory (SG)
Bottling serie
Owners Choice
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2017 8:31 pm by Noface83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 70.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2008 SG

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.94 points

  1. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This GT starts with a dominant spice and sulfur note that is actually above all else. You have to like that, I like it.
    Behind it come earthy, musty and salty basic notes. Then a whole battery of dark fruits, with the cherries actually being the most present.
    Very pleasant and surprisingly different then the first taste impression. Oily it runs the mouth. No trace of sulfur. Lots of fruit, chocolate and gingerbread spices. Some biscuit and dark cherries in the back. Maybe a little bit of star anise. Medium long, slightly dry finish with some chocolate and espresso flavor at the end.
    A very nice GT, the blind looks much older and mature. At the first tasting I had such a spice note, which has not been confirmed.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. megabreit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Amazingly complex for his youth. Tasty dat stuff! Not commonplace.
    • Nose
      Old damp wood that steams in the sun. Sulfur is clear but not disturbing. Appearances of leather and a very light beeswax note, it also has something of toasted bread. Fresh mint note. Fruit notes are rather restrained.
    • Taste
      Strong start, but not alcoholic. Heavy oily mouthfeel. First again a lot of damp old wood and restrained sweetness. Hints of licorice and dark fruits.
    • Finish
      The rich oily mouth gives way to an astringent dust note. Flavors echo beautifully.

  3. Dieter_W scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Boah EY" What a brew! Probably burned in hell. I'm not a child of sadness, but the ........ My dear Scholly. Only 8 years young and so dirty Whether from hell or messed up. I like him . :) What sulfur lovers or devil worshipers.
    • Nose
      In the glass, sulfur immediately spreads, not only that, it mixes with orange wood, raisins, brown candy and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      In the key bitter and cooling to the same. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Salt liquorice and sourdough. Sharpness, cloves - ginger and cardamom.
    • Finish
      medium

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    beautiful sherry whisky for sulfur lovers
    • Nose
      immediately after pouring, sour notes with sherry / leather, raisin somewhat later: Floral water mixed with cucumber water, so flowery-sour, intense sherry, old smooth leather, raisin-rum chocolate, vanilla, salt, sulfur, dusty dried fruit, salty popcorn, flower stems from the vase, gingerbread spices, freshness / menthol smells like%, but no alcohol
    • Taste
      beautiful spicy fresh start, the fresh notes when starting - like menthol, orange, then warming on the tongue and in the mouth the spicy, warm notes like chocolate, gingerbread, beautiful dark cherries, sulfur = dried fruits, dust, etc on the palate then again fresh slightly ethereal and the salty popcorn suddenly a lot of strong chocolate
    • Finish
      medium long: in the back of the throat comes to the sulfur bitterness and wood, now also medical liquorice, the dark cherries, bitter

  5. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    He knows how to please. Not smooth and pleasing, but demanding and with some corners. The sulfur component is not so intense that it has a taste-detracting effect. wlk 18-1
    • Nose
      At first, sulfur, that must be sulfur ... But then comes a lot of sherry, lots of red fruit (ripe grapes, red apples, wild berries) and a sweep from the spice cupboard. The impression of sulfur is first passé. Something acid goes through, similar to a fruit vinegar. Leather and tobacco notes, now dried fruits instead of the fresh ones at the beginning. It gets sharper in the nose over time, and sulfur returns.
    • Taste
      Moist mildew with a lot of dark chocolate. Canned cherries, which are a lot "over it". Slightly foul and sulphurous. Very unusual and getting used to taste. Old wood in a state of decomposition. Wet forest soil and mushroom taste. Again a smorgasbord of spices that bring a good spiciness on the tongue. Again old and brittle leather, tobacco crumbs from the back pocket.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry, cooling, lots of chocolate and coffee powder, loam, pepper, barely any fruit.

  6. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: full of dry sweet sherry, dark red overripe cherries, popcorn, Cola sweetness, slightly minty "schnapps / liqueur" Note by the alcohol, a batch of freshly beaten oak, gingerbread spices and almonds, only in the background then more and more clearly comes the smell a matchbox. Not disturbing but nicely integrated into the sweet sherry and giving the drop more depth. A typical sherry bomb that is very pleasant (not as wild and set as some others) and has a special kick due to the hint of sulfur. With some time in the glass, the sweetness comes out better again. Exactly my thing when it comes to sherry whiskys!
    Taste: first smooth then the more than 50% noticeable with sparkling spice, again a lot of syrupy sweetness and also salty popcorn, sulfurized raisins, then to the rear a nut-nougat note is added and in the finish is joined again a light matchstick Note with this. Oak is slightly present with fresh wood and slight bitterness in the finish but not dominant due to the young age. The finish is warm, intense and medium long.
    A thoroughly delicious whisky of intense sherry enjoyment delivers "dirtiness" with a little kick. A clear buy recommendation for all the characterful sherry bombs!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Exciting "sulfur" whisky. The nice thing is that he tends to be dry, that's something else.
    • Nose
      Exciting nose, sweet but spicy, tart oak in the background, somehow dirty, slightly metallic, then nuts and sherry, pepper and herbs.
    • Taste
      In the mouth slightly salty, strong, peppery, in the background the sherry aromas try to get through, but the pepper is very much in the foreground, to actually a quite strong sulfur note, as Sylvesterkracher smell.
    • Finish
      The finish is slightly salty, peppery, oak, sulfur and nutty.

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