Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
C&S Dram Collection (C&S)
Bottling serie
Dram Collection
Stated Age
04 years old
Sherry Puncheon
66.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Feb 2015 8:13 pm by ewuleznem
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 47.50

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79 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2010 C&S

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.17 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A strong dose of sherry for his 4 years - a shame that such an active barrel was not used until it was fully ripe
    • Nose
      83 83
      Nut, sherry, devilishly spicy (66.6%), raisins, bread, toffees - the spiciness tends to increase with water
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peppery hot, young and wild - behind the alcohol, the sweet sherry, nut and cream cake asserts itself - the addition of water in no way tames it, but produces more sweetness as well as herbs and cloves
    • Finish
      83 83
      spicy and dry with sherry sweetness

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur


    A Glentauchers of only 4 years old? Matured on a sherry cask and bottled at 66.6% ABV. That sound devlish and I am not only referring to the alcohol percentage.

    As was to be expected, this is very spirity on the nose. Young and green with lots of garden herbs. At first it reminds me of Jägermeister instead of whisky. Some farmer’s butter shines through as does some eucalyptus. And then… errr… noodles with soy sauce! WTF?! That’s a first. Finally some unripe banana and nettles. Yup, this nose litteraly is all over the place except the right one. But you wouldn’t be able to tell it’s such a demonic ABV. It smells deviously soft. What a sneaky bastard!

    On the palate, this is not good. Aggressive, spirity with barely any fruit. Instead I get some chemical sweetener over sultanas. A hint of caramel and pomelo do their utmost to penetrate this, but they never stand a chance. This is rough and unpleasant.

    Unfortunately the finish is mercilessly long. Quite sweet and sour, but dry. Having said that, the finish is the best part.

    Yes, I needed water. No so much to dilute this whisky (it did not improve, au contraire), but to thoroughly rinse the mouth afterwards. To be avoided.

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    This shouldn't have been bottled. Will keep me of this brand for quite a while. It had way more potential to be a good one with say 10 more years.

    They better send free taste samples with new expressions, for I want to taste any next bottling before I ever will buy one of them.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Alcohol, some fruity esters and some muddy notes. This is young and not integrated. Maybe some time and water will help....
      With time and water: Not much better.
    • Taste
      72 72
      Fiercely high in alcohol. Some sucrose little fruity notes, but overall way to aggressive.
      With time and water: Thin, sweet, little fruity notes.
    • Finish
      69 69
      Short length. Aggressive and sharp. Little sweet and sour.
      With time and water: still not much better.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ehhh?? How do I have to take this? Was it an april fool? Was the man drunk when he decided to bottle this or was it just a financial necessity to pay the bills? Anyhow this is a big fat NO GO.
    • Nose
      What the.......if it was given to me blind I would have guessed this being a non matured new make with some E150a spoiled in it. This is nothing more then just a fruity spirit with some earthy tones. Fresh apples and bitter spices. It reminds me a bit of a herbal liquor like Jägermeister. There is a dry oloroso note in The background.
    • Taste
      Alcohol dominates. Undrinkable without a big splash of water. But absolutely no body, so when adding enough water to make it managable, it loses it all. Cannot make anything of this.
    • Finish
      Luckily the finish is short. What remains is a numb mouth with a hint of wood and some spicy herbs.

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Powerfull, but alcohol really is too dominant here, it leaves only a little room for other aroma's and flavours.
    For me this is a typical example of 'bottled way too early'. Alcohol hasn't been integrated yet, way too wild.
    It's drinkable, it's okay for once, for the experience that is. But that's about it, I would never be able to finish a whole bottle of this.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruit, especially some overripe ones. Prunes, then some chocolate. A lot of alcohol, although not to overpowering or stinging. Some raspberry as well.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Very intense, a lot of pepper, alcohol dominates now. Still some hints of chocolate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still a lot of pepper, chocolate, some honey, pretty long.

  6. Erik1908 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is the first of 4 Glentauchers samples which I will try in the coming days/weeks. A devils dram with an abv of 66,6%. Not too strange that the first thing you smell is alcohol when opening the sample.

    This is not good. It is drinkable, but they should have left it in the barrel for some more years. And water it down to 55% or so.
    • Nose
      87 87
      As written above: alcohol. When I left it for half an hour this disappears slightly. Earthy is now the word. Nose is better after 2 shots of water.
    • Taste
      80 80
      First zip made me reach out for the water. This one needs more then a few drops. Bid too strong for me. Those who can drink this without water need to see a doctor. A shot of water is followed by another shot after the 2nd zip. The strong spicy and alcohol dominance remains. Strange tickling feeling in the throat.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rather long and very dry. Strange that the finish is better then the taste.

  7. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. NamorX68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sweet, a lot of honey and caramel, sherry, ripe slightly fermented fruits .. kind of like a cottage fruit gums .. apricots, peaches.
    • Taste
      strong, oily, sweet, peppery, espresso, fruity, dry, oak, orange, chocolate
    • Finish
      long and dry sweet fruit, espresso

  10. malthead-sven scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The aroma I like incredibly well, the dryness in the mouth is already violent but, together with the racy finish a great contrast to the sweet and set nose. Great drops. Tap on at least 18 years and over 50% Vol.
    Could be a Glenrothes well.
    • Nose
      BLIND TASTING! immediately honey and wax, moist earth, very sweet, burnt sugar, brittle, some mint, raisins and nuts, quasi student food, later lavender, cold tea, again sweet
    • Taste
      very dry, strong, spicy, blood oranges, prickles like wild on the tongue, but the alcohol is very well integrated
    • Finish
      strong and intense again, pepper, oak, remains long and almost glowing on the cheeks


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