Glentauchers 1976 CA

Overall rating
90.11/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB66182
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1976
Bottled
04.2015
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
210
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 mar 2015 11:24 am by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 316.11

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Whisky reviews for Glentauchers 1976 CA

14 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.11 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Classic (very) old ex-bourbon nose with quite a few glue notes. I couldn't really say anything about the presence or lack of distillery character, though. Gets more fruity and waxy with time in the glass.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Pretty great, and even though the wood is mostly calling the shots, a perfect example of why you'd actually want to drink such an an extra-old single malt whisky. Deeply textured and rich. Elderflower, ovomaltine, peach syrup, caramel, licorice, oak spice. Still packs a punch, though, and can stand a drop of water. Or two.
    • Finish
      88 88
      I'd love more fruitiness and, for lack of a better word, brightness at this point. Pretty dark, musty, oaky and oily.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Dizzy

    For my 20th encounter with Glentauchers, I will also taste the eldest I have ever tried. This one was distilled in 1976 and bottled five years ago by Cadenhead. It’s fair to say that Glentauchers is a bit of a noble unknown, which has everything to do with the fact that it is actually a blender’s malt, to be found in Ballentine’s, Chivas Regal, Black & White and Teacher’s. But this one is pur sang and 38 years old to boot.

    Boy, what an uber-fruity nose! Quasi tropical on pineapple, mango, apricots, but also walnuts, apples and strawberry. A single slice of juicy lime, sprinkled with some light brown sugar. Delicious.

    It is very oily, mouth coating and sticks to the teeth. Again an unbelievable fruit bomb, but now supported by something dusty that makes it quite old school. Soft spices from the oak and even a nice touch of strawberry and white chocolate. But the emphasis is again on the tropical fruit that makes this one dizzyingly good.

    The finish is very long, starts off very fruit, but then slowly turns a bit grassy to finally die a mildly drying death. The wood has the final say.

    I have possibly tasted the very best Glentauchers ever. Thank, Manny.

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    This one is indeed flabbergasting - pretty complex, fruity and though balanced and very drinkable - dangerously drinkable - fantastic!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense, fruity, mostly tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, and all of the such, honey, apricot, pepper, walnut, little citric, oak wood, spices, whiffs of smoke, tobacco - really great!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, again an explosion of tropical fruits and some ripe and cooked fruits, jam, lots of spices, pepper, xmas spice, cloves, and some other exotic spices, fine oak wood - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, not drying

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    pineapple, candied fruit, crystallised sugar, herbs, toffee, balanced and complex, excellent

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Sample supplied by hs305.

    Noise; Rich musty-butterscotch with cooked pineapple and apples with slightly salty caramel.

    Palate; Full and thick, very fruity with salty-spicy-caramel, with a little pepper.

    Finish; Medium, with subtle spicy-fruit notes and caramel on the back-end.

    A real nice dram.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  11. ARDBERG scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Wow, fantastic yellow fruts and honey in the nose, which come up big in the finish. Taste and body a little less present, but who is complaining at this level.

    MANDATORY: give it 20-30 minutes time in the glass. You will be rewarded.

    PS: can't say that I tasted much of what was decribed in the official tasting notes by Cadenheads. No strawberry, chocolate etc...
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  12. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  After some good news today I do a long-planned head-to-head tasting of two methusalem Glentauchers - this 38-years old versus a 39-years old of the same vintage 1976 (WB id 87371).

    HINT:  The 38y needs a lot of breathing time to fully enfold (15 minutes minimum, better more).

    Wow, two extraordinary fine and complex 'tauchers that really justify the high price tag of around 300 Euro (it is rather rare that I do such a statement as I started drinking whisky when you got two bottles of sixties Ardbeg for such a price).  Highly recommended to everyone who can afford such prices and prefers complex fruit-driven drams without any flaws.  I do, for sure...
    • Nose
      92 92
      The 38y is of an amontillad colour while the 39y is one shade darker at deep copper. The texture of the 39y shows a fat sticky ring but neither legs nor tears and the 38y shows some very slow legs and a few fat tears developing out of a comparable sticky ring at the top of the glass. Wow, both noses are truly complex on dozens of different aromas of all kinds of fruits, some herbs, honeys, spices and summer floral notes. The 39y is sweeter and less herbal what I personally like a little more. But both own fantastic noses, no doubt! Drams to sniff for hours...
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste of both drams is unbelievably complex too, just like the noses. The different flavours roll in several waves over the taste buds as if they want to make sure that no one is overlooked. The 38y is sugary-spicy-fruity-honeyish and the 39y fruity-fruity-fruity ad infinitum. But it is not boring as there are almost all kinds of different fruits one can imagine in there. Some spicy wooden structures keep them contained just like supermarket shelves while creamy toffee notes charm the taste buds additionally. I adore such fruity whiskies so this round takes the 39y again. Water is not needed on the 39y as this dram is perfect as it is. The 38y turns sweeter on some water what is delicious - but again I like this dram best when neat, too.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The 39y arrives instantly coating on the palate with just minor astringent moments from tannins, no wonder after 39 years in a cask. These tannins are rather pleasant than annoying and provide a nice counterpart to the sweetness of the taste. The 38y is comparable in coating with some peppery moments due to the higher abv (50.8% vs. 43.8%). No astringent or drying feelings from heavy tannins here, so I like the 38y better on this dimension. Both finishes are very, very long and you taste it even minutes after you swallowed the dram. The 39y keeps its flabbergasting fruitiness and adds nice chocolatey and nutty flavours to it. No bitter, drying or astringent feelings from tannins anymore - how did this happen? It tastes like a miracle. The 38y gets sweeter during the finish and adds chocolatey and minty flavours (remember "After Eight"?). No unpleasant moments either, simply adorable. Nevertheless I prefer the 39y again.

  13. Peter87 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  14. notesofmalt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Glen-Diver 1976-2015, 38 years, 50.8% alc.
    Bottler: Cadenhead's (Authenic Collection)
    Expansion: Bourbon Hogshead

    Limited to 210 bottles

    Nose: Once alcoholic, the whisky needs some time in the glass. Then an orchard unfolds with juicy apples, pears and nectarines. It is accompanied by gummy bears, honey, a hint of vanilla, cedar and oak.

    Palate: Fruity but also slightly spicy. The fruit of the nose comes back, the wood gets stronger. The oak tingles lightly and comes up with pepper. Otherwise, the honey is back, also a very mild cocoa note.

    Finish: Long and with dried fruits, the oak comes out right here and sounds like colorful pepper for a long time.

    Conclusion: Wonderful whisky, great age.

    89/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 350 €)
    Thanks to Cadenhead's Berlin for the rehearsal!
    Original post with photo in the blog: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Speyside/Gle...Jahre,-50,8-CA/

  15. ARDBERG scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Cadenhead notes:

    Glentauchers-Glenlivet Distillery 1976 38y/o 50.8%

    Nose: Juicy fruits, limes, lychee and strawberry bubblegum. Some sour apple sweets and a dusting of brown sugar.
    Taste: Soft oakiness, white pepper, and then more fruits. Strawberries with white chocolate and limeade.
    Finish: Long and slightly drying grassy notes with a hint of oak and developing creaminess.

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