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Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Asta Morris (AM)
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
AM 102
Number of bottles
220
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Jul 2019 2:12 pm by Seb.Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74,73

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2009 AM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.29 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Vivacious

    I’ve heard people pronounce the name of this distillery in many different ways, but apparently ‘Glen-toch-ers’ is the only correct one. It was founded near Keith, in the heart of Speyside, in 1897 by James Buchanan, the man who would become world famous for his Black & White blend. Currently owned by Chivas, they use it for their own blends as well as Ballantine’s (together with Glenburgie and Miltonduff). It is obvious that Bert has a soft spot for this kind of malt, for this is already the fourth single cask that he releases from this distillery.

    Wonderfully sweet and fruity nose, textbook example of a lovely sherry matured Speysider. I think it was a PX cask, as it sports many lovely notes of oranges, Sirop de Liège, cherries and beeswax. Apple sauce and baking butter. Hint of marzipan and just a few wood shavings. Vivacious is the least you can say about this malt. Very aromatic for such a young age.

    Creamy, dark and sweet and almost candy-like on the palate. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. Next to the sweet fruit (which keeps getting more red all the time, if you know what I mean), I also get a lovely bitterness as if from a grape pith and… err… Guinness? In the meantime, the apples evolve towards toffee apples. This is all about lovely sweetness. Sturdy dessert.

    The finish could have been a bit longer in my book, but no way will it be a party pooper.

    This is truly a great Glentauchers from a very active sherry cask. Especially if you keep in mind how young this malt is – truly impressive. One of my favorite AM-releases in recent months. Just under 70 EUR. Do not hesitate.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Odinson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Derufus scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. aksm_be scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Roger_Caroni scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Color
    Light amber…

    Nose
    Directly, the beautiful cereal with a tip toffee … it’s pretty sweet, the 51.5% are not aggressive.

    A rich side is worth noting, a kind of fat honey with stewed fruit and dark chocolate.

    In fact, it’s super “gourmand” as Bert would say. (#Privatejokeinside)

    Sherry does not crush everything, but there are traces of vanilla, dried fruit, nutmeg and in the background, behind all that we find a beautiful orange peel, lemon and apple.

    Pwa, there’s lot of writing on it … it’s very complex and very well done!

    Palate
    The mouth is ultra creamy and soft … the whisky is literally chewed like a big soft caramel, pwa it’s good!

    There are cooked fruits, malt, milk chocolate, spices such as nutmeg, pepper, vanilla.

    The cooked apple, the citrus emerge from all this to bring lightness and acidity …

    No impression of heaviness or suffocation, this juice is really very well balanced and sherry does not take all the space.

    The grapes, the prunes come to finish this superb whisky, no aggression and especially a length of sick ….

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