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Overall rating
89.08/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Vintage
03.1996
Bottled
04.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
605
Number of bottles
306
Strength
51.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Aug 2018 7:47 am by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160,48

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15 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1996 JW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.08 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] 11 votes already but not a single word written in a note, what a shame! How can I check this way if this dram is to my liking? Very simple: I try a sample...

    ...and after a false start with soapy aromas it developed to the typical delicate and quaffable old style dram 'tauchers is known for. Not suited for thrill seekers and oompf lovers but recommended to all that appreciate balance and delicateness over cheap thrills. I like it.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a floral-perfumy profile with rather strong lavender aromas that some might call soapy. Luckily these vanish after some breathing and the typical grassy-spring floral 'tauchers profile develops with its trademark aromas of honeys, beeswax and spices. Subtle and without the lavendar now really delicious. This nose started at soapy 75 points but now I score it 87 (after ten minutes of breathing in a spheric blenders' glass). Later fine oils and shy wooden notes join in this nicely balanced mix.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is layered on grassy-floral flavours first and later fruits, spices, herbs and some bitter wooden notes (that are fine to balance the sweetness). Again a rather subtle profile what 'tauchers is known for (therefore many blenders reach out for this malt). No flaw or imbalance and very quaffable, provided you like delicate Traditional Scotch drams.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The initial mouthfeel is a little hot-peppery with a nice coating effect and a minor drying moment (cold metals). The finish is long and adds more spices and a shy milk chocolatey note without distracting bitter or drying moments. Water releases more sweeter aromas in the nose and flavours on the palate and reduces the hotness of the mouthfeel - I like this dram best when reduced to about 43% abv.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Glentauchers today. Generally, I have liked most of the offerings I've had from this distillery and find that I'm starting to look for more bottlings. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose is delicate with honey and and light floral notes. Apple skins, wood spices and a mild whiff of industrial coolants follow.

    Palate carries on with honey and leads into soft fruit, then a light taste of smoked pepper followed by a delicate grassy/oaky element.

    Finish carries the smoked pepper, honey and then slowly fades with a touch of caramel before some delicate oak tannins arrive.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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