Glentauchers 1981 vW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Rare Reserve
Stated Age
30 years old
Wine Treated Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Jan 2012 11:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 247.50

8 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1981 vW

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.88 points

  1. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle #110 was sold empty on ebay in May 2021

  2. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice dram, liked the nose best which opened up little more after 1 drop of water. For a 30 year old I expected it to be more complex but it is a nice dram anyway.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. dramidaris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Odinson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Maybe a little menthol heavy for some, but this is right up my alley. Probably not the most complex, but a classic profile I very much enjoy.
    • Nose
      Showing its age, in a good way. Glue and varnish, as well as some soft oak. Gentle citrus notes, mainly lime, but also creamy porridge and a hint of menthol. Thumbs up!
    • Taste
      Fairly oily, with a hint of wood smoke and more menthol. Some tobacco, ginger and pepper as well. There's licorice, ripe apples and berries too. Lovely.
    • Finish
      More of the same, with the menthol lingering for a long time.

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A different Ultimate. Wine cask.
    • Nose
      The nose gives : spicy undertones, grassy, also wood and vanilla,and in the back some glue tones. Takes long.
    • Taste
      Take your time: some smoky undertones, nice sweetness and mint. Also oily, some butter?

    • Finish
      Long aftertaste. This one need his time, don't hurry.

  7. TheNose scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: glue, spicy, vanilla, wood, grassy, needs some time gets better and better

    Taste: some smoke, oily, sweet, mint

    Finish: long


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