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Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
120
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jun 2017 7:55 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 180,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glentauchers 1989 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  I had a fantastic Glentauchers (WB id 94825) during a Cadenhead warehouse tasting in Campbeltown that I scored 91 points.  This seems to be a sister cask (27-years old too that I bought for 157,50 Euro) so I am very curious if this is that good as well.  To make it more interesting I do this head-to-head to a younger 20-years old (WB id 92238) that I bought for 82 Euro.

    It seems as if the years from 1989 to 1994 are the golden years of Glentauchers with almost all releases (that I tried so far) of a superior quality.  We will see in the future if the later vintages will develop a comparable complex profile after some more years of maturation or if they stay a little simplier.  Nevertheless, Glentauchers has become one of my favourite distilleries over the last years...
    • Nose
      90 90
      The 27y is significantly darker at amber than the 20y at pale gold. The texture of the 20y shows late slow legs with small tears. The 27y has an even better oiliness with late slow legs and fat sticky tears. Looks like both offer a great mouthfeel and finish... The nose of the 27y offers an adorable honey-sweet and fruity profile that is complex and balanced, quite comparable to the cask in Campbeltown. No off-notes or flaws that I can detect. The nose of the 20y is even sweeter but less fruitier, nevertheless still very nice and balanced. I score the 27y two points higher than the 20y.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The 20y has a sweet, fruity and spicy profile that is nicely balanced but not very complex. The 27y is much more complex and multi-layered on different honey and sugary flavours, home-grown and exotic fruits and spices. One to chew for minutes and absolutely on eye-level with the Campbeltown cask. Great stuff! Both drams are excellent swimmer and offer a lot more aromas and flavours when reduced with water. While I like the 20y better with some water added I enjoy the 27y both neat and reduced very much. In doubt I favour the neat 27y because of its power.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The 27y instantly coats the whole of the mouth with a great warming feeling and just a minor astringent moment (tannins). The 20y offers a coating mouthfeel with minor bitter moments from the wood too. I like the 27y a little better on this dimension. The very long finish of the 27y vanishes in several waves without the slightest distracting feeling or off-note, simply delicious. The 20y has a medium to long sweet finish with some peppery moments that are enjoyable. Again I like the 27y two to three points better than the 20y (that is on a high level, too).

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2017]  I re-tasted this dram today and I am even more impressed than the first time.  This is a really great and complex whisky that is perfectly balanced with not any single off-note or flaw that I can find.  Some aspects remind me of the great drams of the sixties:  a virtually endless mouth-coating feeling and multi-layered taste of dozens of different flavours and aromas.  I could sniff and taste and chew this for hours...

    As all German teams lost in the Champions League tonight I am not in an enthusiastic mood but this whisky easily compensates for that - serve me a dram like this and I do not care when ManX wins the Champions League...

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    2 cl at a tasting - fantastic old school refill maturation with lots of yellow ripe fruits.

  4. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Glentauchers 27 yo 1989/2017 (51.2%, Cadenhead Authentic Collection, Bourbon Barrel, 120 bottles): 89 Punkte

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