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Overall rating
86.90/100
votes
113
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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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 2008 TWC

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.90 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. 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.

  3. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 76 points Moderator

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

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 76 points Moderator

    Sulphur or not - I still don't like sweaty gym socks - this one has too much of it for my taste
    • Nose
      Intense, sherry, rubber, hints of leather and whiffs of gym socks - not very pleasant
    • Taste
      Oily, peppery, lots of woody notes, cooked oranges - and again some sweaty notes - with water: more alcoholic notes
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Nose: Compared to other 2008er Glentauchers no sulfur but rather dark fruits and roasted aromas. Cola syrup, dark cherries and raisins, chocolate (whole milk), mentholic alcohol notes, bitter and aromatic roasted aromas. Great but not so complex "dark-sherry" nose that is very different from the other 2008 Glentauchers I know.
    Taste: super full on without biting alcohol (and that at almost 60%). Lots of dried fruit, syrupy sweetness and at the same time chili sharpness (great combination) and now strong bitter notes (roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and oak). But then it's a light schnapps-alcohol-stab. The medium-long finish, we determined by the dark roasted aromas and gets through the pepper / chili touch a nice kick. Of course, the sherry sweet is still present in the background. It is indeed to feel that it is still quite young (slight alcoholic), but the barrel is very dominant and brings a lot of flavor (especially in the mouth) in the whisky. Typical young sherry bomb but really fun.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Joschbert scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    on departure, the small age is most evident. But no youthful sharpness or miss notes, just something one-dimensional. Would be nice to be able to compare more with a few years. a total of 85-86 / 100
    • Nose
      Sherry, chocolate, mint, dried apricot, raisins, sweet and nutty increasingly with distinct oak notes, with some water and time, earthy notes of forest honey and a little leather are added
      (88)
    • Taste
      strong onset with a lot of chocolate, slight bitterness like of orange peel, dry fruit mixture, vanilla notes with water changes little
      (85)
    • Finish
      a lot of oak, vanilla and caramel - medium to long due to the high alcohol strength (83)

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

    Here was definitely a good barrel at work, which, however, the youth can not completely cover. Only a little water makes it sharp, with a little more it is much more pleasant
    • Nose
      Butterscotch, figs, hazelnut, cocoa powder, fresh, menthol, water lily, paste, shower gel, some alcohol stands out, rather little dark fruit, maybe a bit wild blackberries, slightly cinnamon with water and dry autumn leaves
    • Taste
      tingling and strong, nougat and a taste of tobacco and chestnuts, moss
    • Finish
      roaring on the tongue, warming and medium long, little bitter or dry, is carried by the% sticky

  10. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Despite its short stay in the barrel, a chic, intense and tasty drop has already developed here.
    • Nose
      Slightly sourish fruit notes blend with mineral, earthy and leathery elements, balsamic, and after a while, red fruits such as strawberries and unripe raspberries develop
    • Taste
      The first young and alcoholic impression turns into a strong and quite intense fruitiness, which can be highlighted more clearly by some water. Dark fruits such as plums and figs as well as a vanilla sweetness are added, forming a nice counterplay to the later noticeable acidity.
    • Finish
      Medium length fruity, minimal dry finish. Coffee, tobacco and figs, later sweet and woody.

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