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Overall rating
86.87/100
votes
126
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
First Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Feb 2017 9:54 am by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72.90

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126 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2008 TWC

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.87 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Clean sherry, no traces of sulphur - this is the best about this dram.

    As older whiskies get more and more expensive a lot of bottlers go for 'paedophelic' stuff these days.  But you clearly pay the price of less maturity and this is limited complexity and an unpleasant harshness.  Even if the brand managers tell strange different stories nowadays:  Maturation time is the most important factor to the quality of whisky and most industry experts rate its impact on 60 to 65 per cent of the total result. 

    So this Glentauchers by no doubt is a good quality 'baby' dram but by no means it can compare to a 15, 18 or even 21 year old 'adult' whisky.  And I wonder about ratings in the high eighties or even 90 points if there is a new whisky lovers segment out there that really adores this immature underage stuff.  I am simply too old to adopt to this new style - but whoever loves this:  Go for it and have fun!
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Refreshing, fruity, straightforward sherry whisky, which despite its youthfulness is already very balanced and profound - great Daily Dram with a high fun factor - great value for money
    • Nose
      red fruits such as raspberry and thickened sweet cherries, espresso - the youthfulness does not deny the alcoholic strength - a few drops of water are good for him - leather, cranberry compote, fresh plum jam, Armagnac
    • Taste
      Bitter chocolate with cranberries, distinct sherry, raisins - has a much darker effect in the mouth than in the nose
    • Finish
      long finish with sherry and oak, coffee and espresso

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The extremely dark color and the viscosity of the drops promises a great taste experience. Nosing is dominated by fine fruit notes and an extreme peppermint flavor. This peppermint aroma runs through the entire tasting, I still have an aroma of mint and chewing gum in my mouth. During the tasting more and more interesting facets come to light: leather, chocolate, spicy wood, pepper and of course peppermint. Although this glitter can be noticed in his youth, but the variety of flavors and above all the extreme mint make these young Glutzauchers to a taste experience. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Sweet berries and a fine leather and tobacco note immediately dominate the first impression. Long, tenacious streaks seek their way back into the glass after panning. The Glitter-Diver shimmers mysteriously in the glass, intense amber with a rusty cast let hope for an intense sherry aroma. Fruity sweetness mixes with milk chocolate and fine cherry flavors. Mint, better said Peppermint exudes an aroma after Tic Tac and Vivil. Now come cherries and oranges through the fresh mint, dark berries are back.
    • Taste
      Intense creamy sherry flavors become spicy immediately after the first sip. Chilli and black pepper mingle with spicy wood notes. Eucalyptus and mint come to the fore and exude a wonderful blend of fruit and mint. Freshness arises, slowly dark woody notes come into their own. The second sip is initially also very creamy and fruity, until again a mixture of pungency, eucalyptus, mint, spicy wood and fruit arises. Cherries and a pinch of espresso powder turn into a slightly chocolaty note. The mint and the tart wood harmonize perfectly, a subtle leather touch is intensified. Over the complete taste is a fresh peppermint note.
    • Finish
      Mint and tart, spicy wood start the finish. The peppermint note is becoming more intense, a subtle leather note mixed with fine walnut flavor. A touch of pepper and chocolate comes from the wood notes. Chubby warm, the finish for a long time distributes its minty and wooden aroma.

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Yes, the age surprises me with this bottling, because it comes across very full and ripe.
    With a little water, it becomes quite complex.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A typical representative of the contemporary generation of young sherry bombs. Gives worse, gives better.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Hui! This is again the particularly spicy, meaty, licorice, salty, herbaceous, lovable side of the sherry barrel ripening. A whisky-made ketchup-based barbecue sauce. In addition, red berries with a slightly sour note and a few floral notes that tend to be sultry (moist air in the flower shop; lilies?). Apart from the massive load of oloroso seasoning and an inkling of the considerable alcohol strength, there is of course not much left to find. But also had boring young sherry bombs in the glass.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Amazingly easy to drink without water, that speaks for the quality of the spirit. "Modern" sherry full, American white oak shines through. Again very spicy and sweet, the flavors can be taken over 1: 1 from the list of flavors listed above.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Astringent, dry nutty with red berry fruit. Licorice again afterwards. You know the game.

  7. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky. Surprisingly round for its age. If the issue price in 2017 was "rather high", it would be almost cheap today;)
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 76 points Moderator

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      74 74

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