Glentauchers 2008 BD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Stated Age
08 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Aug 2016 6:08 pm by Vermiethai
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74.85

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79 × member ratings

103 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2008 BD

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.96 points

  1. 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
      Oak, sherry, spicy, cherries !!, sweetness, polish

      with water: Cola again, spicier, sticky

      slightly astringent

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.


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