Glentauchers 2008 BD

Overall rating
85.96/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
WB86246
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 aug 2016 6:08 pm by Vermiethai
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74.85

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Whisky reviews for Glentauchers 2008 BD

24 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.96 points.

  1. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The nose is great. Here, the Malt can conceal the alcohol and the young age well. The taste and finish is the alcohol then undiluted by a few numbers too violent. But with water he loses quite a lot of power, which suggests the young age. All in all, I like the malt but.
    • Nose
      pickled walnuts and sultanas; dry sherry and a little dark chocolate; a pleasant spice encloses the aromas; unripe prunes and gingerbread; the alcohol is noticeable but not too intrusive; with time, the sherry becomes more and more clear and it mixes in a slightly fresh note that reminds of lemongrass; with water it gets spicier; the dry sherry now dominates the glass; there is a nice sweetness added;
    • Taste
      now the alcohol is there; again dry sherry and walnuts; However, the alcohol is now so present that I do not taste anything else. In this case, water must be pure, then it will be creamy and nice nutty; again the dry sherry and spicy oak; dark chocolate is added; Overall, the taste is dark and sweet
    • Finish
      (directly with water) short to medium long; spicy and slightly dry; bitter oak; Walnuts and again sherry; the palate stays dry and spicy

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  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    wow, that's difficult
    in total he is "over"
    He is only 8 years old but wants his time in the glass.
    These cherries are just great and that's why I like them
    • Nose
      a sherry board !!, polish becomes more, slightly chemical note becomes stronger, dark caramel, gum comes, light oak becomes more, light sulfur, light gravy
      later a cheesy note

      with water: more polish !!, vanilla comes, light leather becomes more, old wood, sweetness comes late
    • Taste
      full and round on the palate, almost sticks
      Sherry, oak is getting more, cherries !!, red berries, cola, spicy

      with water: more oak, very spicy, the cola pushes itself into the foreground
    • Finish
      long
      Oak, sherry, spicy, cherries !!, sweetness, polish

      with water: Cola again, spicier, sticky

      slightly astringent

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What kind of colour!
    And what a flavor!

    I have not approached yet and the smell already fills the environment with fresh and fruity sherry flavors. Class!

    I smell sweet sherry, soft and round.
    Not strong, as the alcohol content suggests.
    No - soft, mild, ... with soaked raisins, old leather, oak barrel.

    Somewhat spicy in the mouth, but mixed again and again with this sweet sherry.
    Strong, yet somehow light and fresh.
    I'm blown away ...

    What a poem!

  5. Albaron scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    A young sherry bomb. Unfortunately, some immature and poorly integrated alcohol, water helps a little against it, but not completely and in addition then some nice flavors disappear. One should have done the whisky the favor and should let him at least 2, better even 4 years in the barrel. So he is just one of many. Too bad, but there will be many who like him and that not unjustified, because he is still delicious.
    • Nose
      fat sherry, fleshy, oily, blackberries, raisins, alcohol flashing over again, cherries and plums with water:
      everything is less concentrated and it comes a kind of praline note, unfortunately still strong alcohol
    • Taste
      Black currants, here the alcohol is restrained, sherry, raisins, boiled cherries, the slightly fleshy comes through, as well as the oily consistency, give him a liquor note, then comes the nutty noble moldy, but also a slight heat with water:
      Is even sweeter and more fruity, especially the plum, unfortunately, but the heat is still there and the alcohol is still burning and the nutty disappears almost completely
    • Finish
      quite a long finish, which remains nutty, as well as the cherries and very light tannins of younger oak

  6. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Strong, young Sherrymalt in cask strength, of which there are now many. Very nice nose, mouth and finish can not quite keep up.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring a clear alcohol note that covers much. Give the dram half an hour in the Premium Snifter. The alcohol recedes, making room for strong and spicy aromas: dark fruits, raisins, caramel, gingerbread, chocolate. Dark chocolate with raisins.
    • Taste
      Strong on the tongue, strong alcohol. Raisins, plums, sweetness, and chocolate are there, but weaker than the nose can expect. Pepper sharpness out the back.
    • Finish
      Medium. Rather briefly, the flavors flash from the nose, it quickly becomes dry and astringent on the tongue. Dark chocolate and oak.

  7. Mr.Aberlour scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like something, the sherry is not artificially put on, of course, is very dominant, but there are also beautiful oak notes.
    • Nose
      Lots of sherry on the nose, old wood, some alcohol (biting his nose) and quite a bit of sweetness, almost balsamic-like, sour over time. With the time floral, some tobacco.
    • Taste
      very strong, pepper, cloves, oak, slightly sour-fruity.
    • Finish
      Pepper, menthol, sherry sweet, almost a little sticky, PX-like, towards the end then rather tart, but not as bad as expected.

  9. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Ranking 1.Nase, 2.Mund, 3.Abgang
    • Nose
      Sherry notes, dark raisins, leather, spiciness, liquor mix in the background, citrus, nut, a bit sparkling, reminds me of a Glengoyne, it smells oily and after Uwes furniture polish
    • Taste
      spicy, vigorous starter, such as Christmas cookies, gingerbread, chocolate, potash, cloves, very spicy, nuts, lemon, light ethereal note, tingling on the tongue, yes that could have cask strength, on the palate tart oak
    • Finish
      medium, again bitter oak, cask notes, sweet sugar praline with schnapps, nutty like noble drops in nut: o, after a while you can taste the finish again - but only briefly - a little bit of roasted apple juice and cask notes

  10. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: Nut nougat, caramel, raisins, brown apples, chocolate powder, vanilla, pine needles, grape sweetness, some spicy oak and light acidity
    Taste: strong and pure chocolate, chocolate with raisins, milk chocolate with some pepper, some mint, sweet berry wine, wood (but rather sour fresh, not an old one). Medium length finish with dark chocolate and dry sweetness
    Typical delicious young sherry bomb with a lot of chocolate - I like it. But something "thin" (you notice the lack of depth) and it decays completely after addition of water. Tap 8-10 years to fill the 55%, Dark Sherry and a UA. Distillery can not be guessed - these sherry bombs are too interchangeable.
    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    He jumps on his sherry flavors quite nicely, starting with the nose. Unfortunately, he does not wear until the end, where he eventually kinks and watered down. wlk 17-5
    • Nose
      Heavy and sweet with dark forest berries, blackberries, blueberries and fermented grapes. A slightly vinous note at the beginning. If you can smell oiliness, then I do that here. Leather and tobacco notes, spices from the Christmas bakery. Chocolate & cocoa powder.
    • Taste
      Strong start. First, it is oily / creamy on the tongue, but soon it tends to go dry. The berries from the nose can also be found on the tongue, as well as the wine notes of a rose. Again the spices that remind of a Christmascake. Hazelnuts and almonds, a raisin bun, a chocolate croissant. Over time, wood makes itself felt, it is slightly harsh on the tongue. The berries are always present.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry with a slight oak impact. The berries are still heavy on the tongue and just do not want to say goodbye.

  12. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    No, sorry, again something like that, where you have mixed a few liters of whisky in a sherry keg. The youth is noticeable very clearly. For me, therefore, confirm two findings: 1. No young whisky from "sherry casks" more & 2. Nothing more from the German UA mafia ...

  13. p4blo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A decent young spirit from a highly reactive cask.
    • Nose
      Notes of thick sherry, stewed red fruits, prunes, raisins, a touch of rubber. There is also a lighter layer with honey, vanilla, yellow apples. The young age already shines through on the nose.
    • Taste
      Heavy cask influence. Some indistinctive red fruits, rubber and burning alcohol and wood spices. Tons of pepper. Young and quite chaotic.
    • Finish
      Quite short, hot, burning, but also slightly sweet.

  14. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, what a nose! The nose with its extreme fruitiness whet the appetite for more. In terms of taste, the blindsample flattens off slightly, with whining at a high level. A great and complex whisky, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: cloudy and intense amber. After a short panning, oily and tough streaks stick to the glass wall, a great sight. Dark and intense berry flavor lifts clumsily out of the glass. Ripe sour cherries mix with spicy wood notes, sweet fruits and vanilla harmonize perfectly with a subtle grain note. Mandarins and apricots end in a malty and sweet tart. The cherries and tangerines are becoming more intense, the alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    • Taste
      Acidic fruit aromas and harsh wood tones dominate immediately the first sip. Peppery sharpness settles over the entire mouth area and exudes a pleasantly sharp note. Tart wood tones come from the sharpness. Coffee powder and dark chocolate mix with the spicy wood. a slight leathery aroma is spreading. A touch of dry and old tobacco leaves remains in memory, creating a bitter walnut aroma.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with a tart leather and tobacco note. A mixture of spicy, tart wood and old walnuts still exudes a subtle bitter mouthfeel.

  15. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Continuation of the blind tasting tenth of 24 drams. Nice dry sherry whisky where I am missing a bit the special but all in all a reasonable dram. I guess it has 12 years and 59% alcohol and from the Speyside.
    • Nose
      Tobacco, cocoa powder, plums - classic sherry nose but nothing spectacular
    • Taste
      More fruity but also the alcohol comes now through and is very heavy, wow. The alcohol is very nice implemented in the nose where it now shows it 
    • Finish
      Very dry but quite nice finish

  16. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    That's really good, properly matured Sherrymalt. I would also be inclined to say that he is of legal age, but he is afraid that he will be around 12 for the past few years. In barrel strength would probably even better!

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Well, without words. Whatever they do with their alcohol at Glentauchers. Last year we had one with well over 60%, which we all estimated at 50%. Well, and the barrel was also sensational. Well, the depth was missing, but boring is by no means. Much adult than 8 years suspect. Great!
    • Nose
      A lot of sherry is immediately on the glass, the spicy variety, salty, sweaty. Only after a long service life, sweet, candied dried fruits come up behind the wort. However, the salty and spicy notes remain in the foreground. Other approaches that do not quite reach the surface: dark caramel, grapefruit scraps, some furniture polish and cleaner, dental office. Heat brings acid, a lot of acidity, more polish, lime juice, acid drops. Hand warm, he is then quite full and sweet. Coffee and sweet fruit sweets.
    • Taste
      Significantly more emphasis on sweetness, dark honey and candied fruits, than on spice that comes up with tannins and menthol back out. Even the alcohol begins to warm very late. Later, a pinch of pepper. The whole thing is accompanied by delicate saltiness.
    • Finish
      In the finish Menthol takes the lead, in the background the sweet notes gradually turn into a nuttiness.

  17. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  18. malthead-sven scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    When tasting clearly the sweetness was in the foreground. No youthfulness anymore. Despite already intense color a longer maturation period would have done well in my opinion.

  19. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really nice nose, where you hardly feel alcohol and age. Strongly sherryladen and appetizing. Taste and departure, however, would have done a few more years in the barrel well. Still not a bad one.
    • Nose
      Boy, what a color for just 8 years
      Nose:
      Sherry, initially butterscotch, vanilla and nougat. Forest fruits, slightly artificial as Capri sun or effervescent powder, hardly alcohol, light chocolate, does not look youthful, plums, subtle herbal notes, anise, even some oak, Christmas with raisins and gingerbread. The nose is really good for the age!
    • Taste
      Here you can clearly feel the youth, alcohol, later dry sherry, chocolate, herbs, again some gingerbread and oak
    • Finish
      Walnuts, becoming drier, sherry, chocolate, dried plums, oak, sweeter and creamier, although age and alcohol are also quite noticeable here.

  20. fradin11 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  21. yggr scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. captain_k scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Waternish scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. Sapiano did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    After I had the Best Dram in the glass, I find the notes of Oktobull from the base very suitable.
    Nose: First, the nose is fruity. I also recognize prunes. However, spices clearly gain the upper hand over time. In addition, there are also herbs. Green walnuts and chocolate are there and subtly menthol in the background, but this is not alcoholic and is connected with a woody odor.
    Taste: I can enjoy it without any problems. But with a little water he likes me better. In the beginning, he is pretty sweet at first. The sweetness is very quickly displaced by gingerbread spice. It's a bit bitter, but you do not find it annoying.
    Finish: It stays a bit dry but quite long in the neck. The tongue is long occupied with spices.
    Conclusion: I can not report more after 2cl unfortunately yet. After tasting once he has never bored and I'm looking forward to the next dram.

  25. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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