Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Tasting Fellows (TF)
Stated Age
17 years old
Number of bottles
57.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Feb 2014 12:27 pm by whioli
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1996 TF

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.52 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It would be beautiful if it were not for the aroma, the taste / finish is easy and pleasant, very rich and complex, the fragrance also seems to try to show the appropriate notes, but if they are, they are pushed far into the background.
    • Nose
        Open, wet, grain, wool, lard, vegetables - boiled potatoes, radish; used frying oil, cooled porridge, a little lemon peel, pork broth, over time in the background you can distinguish between citrus fruits and tropical fruits, but they are very weak.
    • Taste
      Powerful, dense, unexpectedly clean, devoid of any connection with the aroma - lollipops, orange and tangerines, herbs, juicy tropical fruits - mango, papaya, Thai melon, banana, passion fruit;
    • Finish
        Continuation of taste flavored with oak and light ginger taste, light tropical fruits, citrus, lollipops, mint.

  2. hartist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The addition of water seems to me beneficial, but everyone to see of course.
    • Nose
      Immediately it reminds me of the marine polish of my childhood, relayed then by smells of malted cereals, vanilla, fruits (pineapple, peaches) and finally by Some perfumes thus mentholées.
    • Taste
      Mouth quite sweet despite the degree of alcohol and a little syrupy. Always varnish with an abundance of fruity notes (yellow fruits), vanilla and spicy (pepper) with grassy notes a bit spicy and bitter.
    • Finish
      Rather long, always on an austere and peppery bitterness.

  3. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Glentauchers 17 yo 1996/2014 (57.2%, Tasting Fellows, barrel, 146 bottles)
    A few friends and good spirits, that’s the way for boutique independent
    bottlers! The big ones sometimes called them ‘armchair bottlers’, but
    I’ve already found quite a few wonderful armchairs in the past. Colour:
    gold. Nose: very different from the G&M, which is normal since the
    casks aren’t the same at all. This time it all starts with some varnish
    and both tinned and fresh pineapple, before we find more kiwis, peaches
    and apple peelings. A new pack of jellybeans. The varnishy side is
    actually very pleasant, it’s good natural varnish! With water: rather
    ripe apples with water. Mouth (neat): much in line with the nose, with
    this combination of ‘good’ varnish and youthful yellow fruits.
    Pineapples big time, also grapefruits and greengages, then more vanilla.
    With water: zesty bubblegum and jellybeans. The oak got a little
    louder. Finish: long, on pepper and pineapple drops. Comments: a
    spectacular style. Do Haribo now own Glentauchers? SGP:741 - 86 points.

  5. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose: sweet barley and plenty of vanilla at
    first, with some marzipan and latte notes. Apples and peaches. There’s a
    bubblegummy side to it, something between  tropical bubblegum and
    fruity rum (soft coconut). Faint minty notes. Mouth: bold attack, sweet
    and very creamy. Still fruity, mainly fresh plums, but with a rapidly
    growing spiciness. Say pepper and nutmeg, evolving towards herbal notes
    and a slightly bitterness. Some leathery notes and faint hints of
    bourbon whisky. It takes water quite well, in fact I recommend you add a
    few drops. Finish: long, still a tad bitter and oaky.
    Well-made whisky, with a nice rummy fruitiness. Very powerful due to
    its alcohol volume. Be sure to play around with water. Around € 90.

  6. SilentStill scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Sorry, but that's not mine at all.
    • Nose
      Very malty start with slightly alcoholic note. In addition a little nut. On the first impression in the nose, I actually typed a sherry refill. There is still some dark fruit lurking behind the unfortunately somewhat disturbing alcoholic nose, which, however, hardly comes into its own. Although the alcohol can be tamed with a little water, the fruit disappears too.
    • Taste
      Very strong and unfortunately also quite piercing. Only with considerable amounts of water in the glass can be guessed that there is still something slumbering in the background.
    • Finish
      Long definitely. But that was about it.


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