2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years Review

2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years Review

I’m enjoying trying the new SCN offerings like this 2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years because I’m getting to try distilleries I haven’t spent much time getting to know. Which truly is the beauty of independent bottlers, they often source off the beaten path and can find gems that might have otherwise been overlooked. Even if you don’t end up liking the whisky it’s a whole new experience to add to your mental catalog.

In Single Cask Nation’s Words: Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years

“This cask bottling, distilled in May 2008, spent eight years maturing in a refill ex-Oloroso sherry hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in September of 2016 at 58.1% ABV. Cask #900250 yielded 252 bottles.

Sweet and spicy with pleasing warmth, the spicy/malty nose gives way to rich fruit and dark chocolate on the palate, before transitioning into a satisfying finish.”

Founded in 1898 the Glentauchers distillery’s main function as been as a blending malt in whiskies like Teacher’s, Buchanan’s and Ballantine’s, though not as a core malt, more as a filler. Which is readily apparent why after tasting the 2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years which we’ll dive into more in the review below.

2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years Info

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Distiller: Glentauchers
Bottler: Single Cask Nation
Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley
Cask: Refill Sherry Hogshead
Age: 8 Years
ABV: 58.1%

Cask Strength | Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color

Cask: 900250

Price: $95*

2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years Review

EYE
Honey

NOSE
Cakey candy sweet with an overall aroma of strawberry shortcake and notes of honey, brown sugar, malt, baking spice, graham and light bits of sherry.

PALATE
Same cake sweetness from the palate but enhanced with brown sugar, honey, baking spice and bits of sherry and nuts.

FINISH
Long sherry-laden fade of malt, baking spice and brown sugar.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Not fully balanced, round full body and a warm oily feel.

OVERALL
2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years is a VERY sweet whisky, which usually I don’t like, but there’s enough of an earthy malty presence that helps even it out a bit. Water helps on the aroma and brings more of that nice dark sherry presence along with a bit more spice. Though on the palate water knocks up the sweetness another notch and some vanilla and toffee appear.

If you like super sweet whiskies this 2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years would be right up your alley and could be your new best friend. If you don’t like super sweet whiskies or look for more balance in your whisky then check out some of the SCN Ben Nevis offerings. Regardless of which side you fall on one thing is for sure, this whisky is rich so if you don’t care about sweet vs earthy and just want a rich heavy experience then it might the spot for you too.

SCORE: 82/100 (B-)

*Disclosure: This 2008 SIngle Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years sample was graciously sent to me by the company for the purposes of this review. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.
2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years Review - Score Breakdown
  • Nose - 82
  • Palate - 82
  • Finish - 82
  • Balance, Body & Feel - 82

Summary

2008 SIngle Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years it’s a tad too sweet for my tastes, but if you want a sweet rich whisky it’s the one for you.

2008 Single Cask Nation Glentauchers 8 years Label

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