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Overall rating
83.36/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Distillery Labels
Vintage
2004
Bottled
28.05.2018
Casktype
Refill American Hogsheads
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
28/05/18 180454
Barcode
5020613068285
Added on
11 Jul 2018 7:45 pm by IsleofArrik
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Average value

€ 56,73

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2004 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.36 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2018] Glentauchers is one of the best kept secrets in the whisky world. It constantly produces great drams that are favoured by many blenders and a lot of its single malt releases by independent bottlers are clearly above average, some are truly exceptional (e.g., see WB ids 105104 or 87371). This is true both for old drams as well as for younger ones like this release...

    ...that is another fine example of a good 'tauchers at a reasonable price point. A distillate-driven dram without excessive wood influence (like so many other modern "designed" whiskies) that simply offers what whisky is made for: quaffability...
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a fresh and delicate profile of malted barley, honeys and spices within an appropriate wooden setting. It is not the most complex one but easy to sniff...
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is creamy on a lot of different flavours like barley sugars, fruits, honeys and spices in a balanced mix. After some chewing some fine chocolatey notes pop up. No flaw that I can find. Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The whisky arrives warming and coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is of a medium length and more spicy than the taste what is a good counterpoint to the sweet barley sugars and honeys. No bitter or drying moment at all.

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts fresh and very aromatic, fruity and malty. Many citrus tones, a hint of apricot, batter, bright honeys, grass and oak. Will become mineral over time, maybe a bit like yoghurt and ground almonds.
    • Taste
      First, creamy, malty flavors, which are gradually accompanied by full citrus tones, hay and peppery oak. It is then doughier, accompanied by juicy apricot and vanilla yogurt.
    • Finish
      Rather short, grassy, malty and citrusy.

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is clearly by far the best part of this whisky: Full and fruity. Promising, which makes the body very disappointing, too weak. Some higher Abv really should have done much better.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh and fruity, some citrus and oranges, apples as well. Sweet, honey, a little spicy, cinnamon. And some notes of chocolate in between.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Smooth, soft, only a very light pepper, sweet, honey, again a little spicy, cinnamon. It's a little pale though, watery mouthfeel too.
    • Finish
      82 82
      A bit more pepper now, some bitterness, grapefruits. Sweet too, honey. Not very long.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/2-by-2-dailuaine-glentauchers/

    Like Balblair, 'Glentauchers was also amongst those distilleries who utilised the emerging rail network around Scotland, building its own specific railway sidings into the distillery.
    Today, bottlings of this lighter style Speysider are very difficult to find and Gordon & MacPhail are one of the only companies to have consistently bottled this highly underrated malt since the 1990s.’ G&M

    N: Confectionary, toffee, nuts and caramel on the nose.
    T&F: True to form throughout.
    C: G&M continue to present cracking stocks of Glentauchers year on year.

    Scores a B

  5. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottler's tasting notes:
    Colour: Lightest gold.
    Aroma: Dry meadow grasses mix with beeswax polish aromas. Sweetness evolves with time: white chocolate and vanilla pod mingles with fresh pear and green apple.
    Taste: A tropical fruit celebration; melon, kiwi, ripe nectarine, and grapefruit flavours each take a turn in the limelight. Warming pepper develops, opening into a drying cacao powder edge.
    Finish: Medium in length; toasted oak comes to the fore.

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