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Overall rating
86.75/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Chorlton Whisky (ChWh)
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
178
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Mar 2018 8:06 am by Nebulous
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,33

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 20-year-old ChWh

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.75 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol is barely noticeable, it's just a lovely fruit cake plate,
    presented here - just right for Bourbon Cask fans!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Honey, pineapple and lemon purée, tangerine juice, a delicate fruit basket, nothing stings.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mango cake, lemon meringue, beguiling are the exotic fruit notes in combination with a mild, while rich-oily suppleness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Filigree continues the fruity-waxy mouth feeling for quite a while.
      The whole thing looks very solid (I do not often use this word in connection with BC whiskys, but here it fits)

  2. lapinbilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Do not miss!
    • Nose
      Well it's quite excellent, a superb nose, both floral (purple) and fruity (apple-pear-apricot) it's like being in an orchard, we smell a little malt and a touch of grapefruit.
    • Taste
      In the mouth we attack on bitter orange, the alcohol is very well integrated, we go to milk caramel, between fruit and pastry, yum!
    • Finish
      The finish is always long on fruits, a little sweet, greedy, a treat !!

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    little complex - but deep, delicious flavors without junk notes
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet and creamy - very complex delicious citrus notes - finer
      Wood influence - a touch of flowers, very tasty
    • Taste
      89 89
      Citrus, pudding, caramel, cream, very fine light oak - tree juice - nice sweet-sour level, very creamy
    • Finish
      89 89
      medium, soft with spicy notes of wood, green cabbage, fresh herbs

  4. Lakerfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Not a very complex and surprising profile but damn well executed. After 20 years this Glentauchers has become a beautiful fruitcake, with only a minor sharpness on the nose if I had to nitpick. Furthermore just delicious with its bright fruity notes, not over-the-top sweetness and buttery, malty notes that indicate a very clean spirit. As far as the hype goes, there are 1.000's of Scotches like these but I have to give credit where it's due. Good job Glentauchers and the guys at Chorlton. Lovers of fruity whisky, start looking for Glentauchers.
    • Nose
      This comes in like sunshine. Very bright and a bit sharp on the alcohol. Letting this one rest for a while won't hurt. We get a fully loaded plate of fruits with blood orange, apple, pear, lemon, tangerine, peach, apricot, strawberry and unripe/green banana. Then cacao dusting, lemon cake, licorice, rice pudding, creamy yoghurt and marzipan. Maltiness with grain cereal, tea, vanilla, honey, flowers, hay, anise, wood shavings and a little minty note. Almond, walnut, salted butter, furniture polish, old books and limoncello complete the picture. Nothing wants to really stand out here and that's actually a compliment. Super balance between all these components and not a single off-note. Has something Balblairy to a lesser extent, very nice!
    • Taste
      Soft, friendly and yet a true explosion of flavours in the mouth. Excellent strength on this one. Concentrated sweetness again with citrus, apple, pear, sour cherry, grilled pineapple and grapefruit leading to Seville orange marmalade, dark chocolate, apple pie, cherry liqueur, custard, cookie dough and licorice. Further on malt, vanilla, grass, mint, pepper, lavender and some hints of salted pistacchio and limoncello too. A little bitterness develops over time that counterbalances the sweet side, but doesn't distract much. No off-notes to detect here either!
    • Finish
      Medium to long with malty flavors, flat cola and dark chocolate.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Just a very nice and pleasant dram, just all nice things a bourboncask matured whisky can offer, with just some nice power and character.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very friendly and sweet, vanilla, lot's of light and sweet fruits too, citrus, especially lemon, pineapple, tangerines, also a little grassy, fresh.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very light pickering, but pretty full taste and body. Along the way it is getting more powerfull, orange peel, some light fruits, vanilla.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still slightly pickering, some pepper, vanilla and tropical fruits. peach as well. Pretty long. Along the way also getting more powerfull in the finish.

  6. Wtrstrnghlt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cask #3871, distilled 16-07-1997

  7. holborndrinker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Hard to describe the flavour profile without sounding stones, but very pleasant. Soon killed it off.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Grass or perhaps hay - with a buttery cake mixture vibe going on (I haven't been smoking grass - just a bit unusual)
    • Taste
      86 86
      It wears its strength very lightly - some more grassy notes, but with a touch of lavender.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Doesn't seem long at first, but it does linger making you want to go back for more.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a blind sample on day two of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2018.
    My guess was a an Ord, 11-yo @ 53%.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fatty, banana, butter, fresh citrus, some yoghurt, grassy, vanilla, honey, a sour note
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fatty, butterry yellow citrus fruit, vanilla, grass, hay
    • Finish
      75 75
      Very short, quite drying, quite sour. I couldn't taste more then hints of hay before it was all gone.

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind Tasting Competition. My guess was a 20YO Glen Grant.
    Starts off quite standard, I wasn't inclined to score higher than 85 initially. But then it grows, towards 87 or maybe even 88.
    • Nose
      Pear, citrus, vanilla, honey, malt, grass, green apple skin and a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      Almond, apple, honey, vanilla, caramel, grass and a little wax.
    • Finish
      A salty touch comes forward. Vanilla sugar, apple, malt and white chocolate.

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