Overall rating
87.78/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB159508
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Natural Colour | Cask Strength
Vintage
22.05.2008
Bottled
28.02.2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900469
Number of bottles
598
Strength
63.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944107070
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky
Added on
02 jun 2020 3:28 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.58

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Whisky reviews for Glentauchers 2008 SV

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.78 points.

  1. Deloti scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Gets fruitier when some drops of water added. Soft on the palate for the strength but you can tell it's still not fully matured. Lovely dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry, plum, bread, caramelised nuts, vanilla, milk chocolate,
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fresh. Red fruits, plum, honey, oak but mildly oaky, herbs, pistachio, pepper, mineral notes
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, peppery and herbal

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  3. MacMariner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    That should have been a PX sherry butt.
    Quite sweet but still enjoyable. In any case, the distillery-typical honey note, which I regularly notice in Glentauchers, is retained. The alcohol is very well integrated; you can drink it pure.
    Nice long finish.

  4. Obynapewno scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I like CS, but this whisky is not good for it, it's just too strong.
    • Nose
      87 87
      vanilla, honey, rose flowers, plum, raisins, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
      sherry liqueur, fresh, plums, pepper, hot chili, chocolate, floral aromas
    • Finish
      84 84
      long, peppery, sweet, chocolate

  5. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Today a Glentauchers from 2008 is waiting to be tasted. The whisky comes from Signatory's Natural Color / Cask Strength series and was bottled at barrel strength at 63.9% vol. When it was eleven years old. The whisky appears red-brown to mahogany in color and with a rather low viscosity in the glass.

    The high alcohol content invites you to experiment and, depending on the concentration, different facets can be discovered in the whisky. Time in the glass and in the open bottle is very good for the Glentauchers. A very successful bottling, which, thanks to its high alcohol concentration, enables everyone to enjoy their own specialty. Experimentation is a must!
    • Nose
      89 89
      When you first smell it (undiluted), old, venerable sandalwood, moist apple tobacco, marzipan and chocolate. Dried plums, sea buckthorn bars, barberries, dried sour cherries. What a start!
      After adding water, the fruits come to the fore a little more. Red currants, dried apricots, sultanas, sea buckthorn. Again sandalwood or old parchment, almonds, honey and orange peel, soft sherry notes and milk chocolate. Great!
    • Taste
      89 89
      Undiluted it was too strong for me. After adding water, a full and round sherry attack on the palate. At first slightly oily, then chocolate-sweet and with a lot of sherry the youth comes to the fore after a while on the palate. Fresh mint and white pepper, but quite pleasant and invigorating. The basic sweetness remains and you don't even want to swallow the whisky, it dresses the palate so deliciously.
      Due to the high concentration you can experiment with this whisky forever and I am sure that everyone can find their individual strength with great taste experiences here. That's just great!
    • Finish
      88 88
      The Glentauchers finish is more medium to long, with the invigorating mint dominating at first. If this goes back, the sherry side of the whisky shows more and more: raisins, dried plums, some apple tobacco and a subtle sweetness return and you are happy about this great whisky.

  7. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An exclusive Signatory bottling for the German importer Kirsch Import. 11 years old, from the sherry cask and dark red gold. This is one of the whiskys getting hyped on the forums today for being dark sherry bombs. What expectations can such a whisky meet? Is it whisky or is it further fortified sherry?

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    • Nose
      The smell fulfills the expectations - or should I write: The smell fulfills the fears? This is modern sherry, which gives the whisky its aroma. The New Make came into the barrel with a high alcohol content in order to release the maximum of aromas from the wood in a short time. That succeeded. But there are also nice aromas if you are looking for concentrated sherry with fruit syrup, that's quite tasty - even if there are only a few independent aromas that can be felt here.
    • Taste
      The whisky definitely needs water, 63.9% vol. are not an option. The whisky is also strong with water. The flavors are not subtle, they are very direct: sherry, cherry liqueur, herbal brandy, pickled raisins with cinnamon and aniseed. These flavors are there and they come into your face. It's almost as if they can also be felt physically on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Sweetness remains on the palate, some industrial honey, wood syrup.

      Oh yes, this is one of the whiskys that Signatory and Kirsch are hyped for - but will actually ruin the good reputation. This is generic sherry whisky pimped up in a short amount of time. Signatory has developed a special way of seasoning the sherry casks.

      I suspect that they are not that moist or contain large residual amounts of liquid. I think the maximum amount of sherry concentrate simply sticks to the barrel wall and in the pores, which are then released again by the alcohol. And it doesn't really matter which distillery the distillate comes from. It can even be delicious for a while. Good whisky is not!

  8. valasios scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. JimJaws scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 22, finish 22.5, balance 22

  11. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    quite soft despite the huge strength, very good

  12. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. LittlePeat scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Amazing: This Glentauchers tastes exactly like WID 129952, Tomatin 2011 from the whisky broker.
    But: Although the Glentauchers is three years older, unlike Tomatin, it has an alcoholic sting in the nose and is biting on the tongue. At the same time, it has less of a distillery character and is "clean" in a bad sense. It's an interesting experience because the finish barrel obviously comes from the same winemaker. But: the diver should have been left in for at least another year. And the best thing would have been to use a more distinctive malt for this great barrel, not a Glentaucher. But a tomato or other highlander. If Speyside, then Inchgower. Or a grain !!!

    Edit: The finish here is just as long as with tomatin. A little less woody, with a slight additional hazelnut note, but otherwise exactly the same.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

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