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Overall rating
84.78/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB120144
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
North Star Spirits (NSS)
Bottling serie
Cask Series 006
Vintage
03.2008
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead + Bordeaux Barrique Finish
Number of bottles
315
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Oct 2018 8:06 pm by Sachin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.02

4 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2008 NSS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.78 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Tordeaux scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. leeho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    wow, I found it very challenging and difficult
    no painting for me
    would have expected more barrel influence
    Time and water make it better
    • Nose
      a subdued start, delicious red fruit / berries are more, not a bit musty !!, red wine, grain, slightly metallic, minimal cheese, very ripe brown banana, vanilla and sweetness come, a chemical note like the eraser or the gum under the carpet
      with water: pleasant, more wine, red grapes, slightly cinnamon, slightly moldy wood
    • Taste
      soft, oily, full on the palate
      Oak, the alcohol tingles a bit, red notes, very tart, dark chocolate ~ 65-70%
      with water: creamier, more red berries, slightly rubbery, tart and spicy
    • Finish
      long
      tart oak notes, spicy, astringent, lots of wood notes
      with water: chocolate ~ 70%, sweetness comes very easily later, then more red berries

  5. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Let's dig into a sample form an Xmas swap! This looks pink and tasty, but might be I'm a little weary of that proof statement...
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wow! WIne bomb for sure, you like Mortlach... this is a meaty as a Mortlach. Bordeaux Barrique indeed... this is like a Merolt... way bigger than you'd expect it to be and it adds a lot of fresh red fruits and depth to the dram, bt also a load of spice and heat. Mascerated berries in red wine, beef fat, old oak staves or worn decking. Rich spice cake and sweet amlts to back it up. Some herbal bitterness here too, something to cut the fat.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Wow... spice crazy! This is a big dram, heat and tingles throughout! Spice leads into more spice... I'm getting a little of everything here form oak spices to oddities like green cardamom and burnt sage, meat.. like a raosted beef should and wine dregs. Red wine beef gravy... bitters, like Creole bitters and some maraschino cherry syrup sweets too. Not uncouth, just a load to take in at once... water seems to bring the spices up, not settle it.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dry. Oaky tannins and sweet vanilla with some serious heat. Prickles of Szechuan peppercorns and prickle pear fruits with oak shavings... pencil shavings maybe and something else. That wine permeates it totally and brings more red fruit basket and some farmy composty notes to the finish.

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Different Glentauchers than I'm used to. Had moments throughout but not quite to my taste.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. LittlePeat scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Color: rose gold
    Nose: Sweet, powerful strawberry, subtle plum, cherry jam, a bit dusty, the Brennereicharakter seems still clear by (clear Quark notes). Overall, quite pleasant. The alcohol, however, stings pretty much.
    Palate: hawthorn, rosehip, wood, less sweet than expected, spicy, slightly fleshy, alcoholic.
    Finish: long with sea buckthorn, bitterness and mushroom ragout.
    Conclusion: The nose promised more and something else. Not a bad malt, but on the palate rather a strong, quite good ex-bourbon. For what he offers, he is then overpriced.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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