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Overall rating
89.21/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB181442
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1993
Bottled
22.02.2021
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
2635
Number of bottles
600
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 21/056
Barcode
5020613084223
Added on
14 Apr 2021 11:27 pm by blacknapkins
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 289.73

24 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1993 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.21 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet sherry nose; Alcohol noticeable without water; dark fruits; Raisins; Plums; Orange notes; some cherry; slightly nutty notes; Tobacco; some dark chocolate; some oak spice
    • Taste
      89 89
      strong spicy start; full bodied; oily; Brown sugar; dark fruits; Cherries; Raisins; Dates; sparkling oak flavor
    • Finish
      89 89
      long; tingling peppery-spicy; Dried fruits; Dark chocolate; Cocoa powder; Leather notes; slightly nutty; pleasant bitter-tart oak

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2021] Glentauchers is one of the most sought-after distilleries among blenders because it produces a very favourable malt with a thick, oily texture and a balanced profile without spikes (Blenders do not like bold flavour impressions with their base drams because these limit the possibilities to create a certain profile desired). There are not that many Glentauchers sherry cask maturations out there so I am very curious about this one...

    ...and this is a flawless and fine modern sherry maturation on par with the (average) quality of Glenfarclas' Family Casks. The nose is a little shy but both taste and finish are pretty good. Is the high price justified for a second-tier distillery? Well, I do not give a damn about the distillery's name if the quality is right and I guess most people would accept such a price for a 27-years old Family Cask gladly. But it all depends on what you are in for...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers a modern sherry-driven profile comparable to some of the Glenfarclas Family Casks from around the same time. To be honest, in a blind setting I would have gone for the latter. The sherry is flawless and more of the herbal-spicy kind. The malt is clearly recognisable, but because Glentauchers does not offer a lot of easily identifiable trademark aromas it is hard to guess the distillery here. Nonetheless, a fine modern sherry nose.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is nicely layered with all three the malt-, sherry- and wooden flavours in fine balance. Certainly this was an Oloroso seasoned cask, and what a difference to the sherry maturations using cheap young-wine treated casks! This profile is truly complex with dozens of different flavours to discover (among them tasty fruits, coffee beans, almonds, hazelnuts and tobacco leaves), and it is layered and balanced (which is very hard to achieve with young wines). Chew it for a while to really unlock these fine impressions which take their time to enfold. This is both interesting to explore and dangerously quaffable to sip.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is long and offers (even) more of the fine sherry flavours like raisons, plums, and nuts which combine with the barley sugars to a tasty dark chocolatey final. There are no bitter or astringent moments until the very end. Some water turns the nose more punchy and the taste smooths and looses its layers (like so often). A further reduction flattens the dram, so I suggest to savour it neat.

  3. korhorry scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: cocoa butter, black tea, marzipan, red grapes come to the fore, black currant

    Mouth: dark fruits, coffee and cocoa. Goes a little dry, peach, blackberry, nuts.

    Finish: very long with a lot of dried fruit, sherry fruit and nuts

  4. Ninofdram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. whiskytornado scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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