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Overall rating
90.47/100
votes
57
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

€ 603.00

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51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1976 CA

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.47 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. SteveW110 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      The nose is fantastic! Almost too good to be true ... 94 points from me !!
    • Taste
      78 78
      It's a pity! Unfortunately, the nose does not deliver what it promises. I have nice fruit salad notes, unfortunately there is a little bit of cat piss, as you know it from Bushmills ;-)
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-length finish, pulls down oily without being overloaded ... unfortunately a bit bitter

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is a really nice whisky, sweet and easy to drink.
    Great flavour profile.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A fragrant and fruity nose followed by a simpler but tasty Palate. A very good old speysider.
    • Nose
      Fresh and very fruity, almost juicy. Pears, apricots, peaches, tropical fruits. Vanilla. Honey. Herbal tea. Spices from the oak. Whiffs of sawdust.
    • Taste
      Creamy/waxy, fruity and spicy. Yellow fruits again, nuts and pepper. A touch of oak.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering fruits, drying.

  5. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    As most older Glentauchers this contains loads of tropical fruits, lots of mango, some passion fruit and Japanese pears. A typical barley note in the afterburn. Somehow it also reminds me loads of Irish whisky. Especially in the aftertaste. Most definitely a fully flavoured and complex whisky. Delicious.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Quite fruity but not sticky sweet - rather austere - very good
    • Nose
      91 91
      Green apples, pears, mango papaya, pineapples, little austere, honeydew, fruit juice, tropical, hints of old books - very good!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Little punchy, subtle sweetness, some kind of austere fruitiness, some green fruits, some yellow fruits, spicy, little leafy, little herbal, hints of vanilla, shy but fine oak wood - really not bad
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long warm, more spicy, more vanilla notes

  7. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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