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Overall rating
90.74/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1976
Bottled
Winter 2017
Stated Age
41 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
126
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Dec 2017 10:57 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 452,66

21 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1976 CA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.74 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2018]  After all these pre-mature stuff I had during the last days I really need something good tonight and so I selected this methusalem dram.  I bought this bottle for 359 Euro today and I imagine only one question:  Is this post-mature?  But Glentauchers is one of these fine Speyside whiskies that matures in dignity, usually... 

    ...oooh yes, it did!  This belongs exactly to my predator-prey system when I am in the mood for a delicious dram.  Wow, what a great tasting experience!  I am totally flabbergasted and delighted.  But beware all you "oompf"-seekers and spike-lovers:  This dram shines through its elegance, complexity and subtleness - so shy away if you prefer the "punch-in-ya-face" style of modern whiskies.
    • Nose
      94 94
      The colour is deep copper and the texture shows fat sticky tears with very slow legs (that promises a lot!). The nose is simply adorable and one to sniff for hours. Dozens of different fruits in a honey-glazed waxy structure combine with spicy woods and some old school dusty aromas. By the way, not the slightest trace of over-maturation here.
    • Taste
      93 93
      The taste is truly multi-layered on fountains of different flavours and aromas, this is an old style dram close to perfection. There are the finest fruity and nutty flavours contained in a honey-waxy-sweet setting. I guess a trained tongue and nose is able to spot more than thirty different nuances in here. Some water releases even more aromas in the nose and on the palate - yes, the dram gets flatter that way but it is worth a try (if you have more than just a sample at your hands). I like it both neat and a little reduced.
    • Finish
      94 94
      The dram arrives lovely on the palate and is nicely chewable. It immediately coats all of the mouth with a warming and charming feeling, no distracting moments whatsoever. The finish is long (as expected from the texture) and prolonges this beautiful tasting experience without any distracting feeling. No, there is really not a single trace of over-maturation in this methusalem. Bottled exactly at the right time, congrats to the good people at Cadenhead!

  2. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent maturing and really quality stuff.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Floral. Exotic fruits, honey, paraffin, spicy oak and vanilla.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily. Tropical fruits, matured oak and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, spicy, fruity.

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Old school whisky
    • Nose
      Old school tropical fruits. Slightly dusty, faint dunnage warehouses and lots of syrupy fruits.
    • Taste
      Very juicy,guava,mango, passion fruit slightly nutty with a faint sooty edge.
    • Finish
      Long soft and delicate, with lingering fruits along with faint flinty notes.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/one-of-tomohs-after-partys/

    Another sample bottle decorated with a photocopied label, just what I used to do with my audio tapes.

    N: An oozing fruit pie served with more ripe, very ripe soft fruits.
    T: Same beautiful qualities.
    F: Bitter oily/waxy with liquorice hints.
    C: Top dollar though water drowns it. My scoring ranged from 88 to 90+.

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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