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Overall rating
87.93/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskydudes (WDS)
Bottling serie
Playful Proverbs
Vintage
18.06.1996
Bottled
30.07.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
3969
Number of bottles
155
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
500 ml 700 ml
Label
Do Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Bottled for
10th Anniversary of Het Whisky Forum
Added on
02 Aug 2019 10:59 pm by squaadgras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.95

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1996 WDS

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.93 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    To mention man and horse... '96 Glentauchers has really caught my interest lately, it's got quite a consistent quality. I've compared this one to previous bottlings by Claxton's (ID 103300) and Signatory (ID 93502). This one is quite comparable to the Signatory, just a bit more nutty and citrussy. It's not as floral as the Claxton's.
    • Nose
      Citrus, marzipan, vanilla sugar, apple, honey, orange and hay. Then a floral soap note.
    • Taste
      Sugared almond, apple, vanilla, blood orange, hay and pepper.
    • Finish
      Sugared almond, vanilla, apple and cashew.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    First bottling of the Whiskydudes to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Dutch Whisky Forum. Subtle multiple fruit layers on the nose. Quite a full taste, though just a bit alcoholic (but easily takes some water). Finish stays behind somewhat; a little too dry for my taste. Overall a perfect lighter speyside profile reminding me of several single cask Glen Keiths.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Great nose with lots of subtle fruitiness: peach, mango, pear, sweet oranges and even some pineapple. Also vanilla, fruitcake and a subtle grassy and cucumber like green note finally a whiff of mint.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Clearly alcoholic, needs water in my book: vanilla, peach, apricots, bitter oranges, also barley sugars, a faint nutmeg and clear pepperiness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long but preferably should have been a little more complex: there's a short vanilla and the fruitiness from the taste quickly fading into spicy and dry wood bitters (though nothing too extreme).

  3. bvrsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    If you want an example of a lively, intens fruitbomb, this GlenTauchers is what you’re looking for. Well done!
    • Nose
      This whisky has a strong, foggy and fully flavored nose. Very fruity and very fresh. Loads and loads of fruits. A lot of citrus fruits and tropical fruits. Lime, mango, pineapple and so on. Also typical bourbon-like spices and a certain grassy note as well. Definitely a great nose.
    • Taste
      Strong and outspoken but gentle and smooth as well! Sweet and sour. Again loads of citrus and tropical fruits. A whiff of white pepper and licorice.
    • Finish
      A long, fresh and fruity finish. The foggy feeling of the nose returns in the finish. I like that. Fruit peels like banana peel and mandarin peel, dried spices like licorice and vanilla sticks.

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      A very nice and fruity nose. Loads of apples and plums. With water: it all opens up a little more
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and quite some bourbon influences. A little vanilla and spice is there combined with wood notes. With water: More sweetness of the bourbon cask
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long length. A little dusty initially. but the fruitiness and the bourbon influences show up even more. With water: even better. More prolonged.

  7. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I tasted quite some Glentauchers bottlings over the last 2 years. To my opinion, there is quite a difference between a "Tauchers" at 46% abv or less, and the ones at cask-strength. The latter are much better.

    When I tasted this in the shop of VinABC, I remember that this Tauchers is a strong one. And I was not mistaken when I poured a dram when I finally opened the bottle.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Beautiful sweet and fresh. A fruit-basket all the way; apple, peach and pineapple. No water needed here.
    • Taste
      88 88
      But in the taste a few drops of water are required for sure to tame this beast. Then you are left with a full bodied Glentauchers. Splendid combination of fruitiness and spicy flavors. A real battle between the two.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long to long. Spicy flavors dominate over fruitiness.

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It’s a bit like a Pulteney except for the lack of coastal influence. It’s not a unique flavour profile, it is very well done though.
    • Nose
      Hints of vanilla custard and touches of red apple parts, as well as pineapple and mango, even some nectarines. A touch of straw and hessian too, maybe some eucalyptus, but very faint. Slightly floral, and overall very clean and crisp.
    • Taste
      A bit chalky and there’s a lovely pepperiness, yet never too bold or harsh. A touch of vanilla and butter, but also some peaches, stewed apples and icing. Quite impressed.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and a soft fruitiness.

  9. artemmarius scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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