Glentauchers 11 Year Old 2012/2024 - Signatory Vintage

Rich, Dried Fruits
The Glentauchers distillery in Speyside is one of the lesser-known but not exactly small distilleries. This is primarily because there is no visitor center, and most of the production is used in blended whiskies. Besides its own core range bottling, there are occasionally independently bottled Glentauchers malts. Today, we sampled the 11-year-old from the 100 Proof series by Signatory Vintage. The latter is very popular with us, and we were looking forward to this dram.
Glentauchers 11 Year Old 2012/2024 - Signatory Vintage
Glentauchers 11 Year Old 2012/2024 - Signatory Vintage
Single Malt Whisky | 11 Year Old | 57,10 % ABV. | 69,85 €/l | Glentauchers Distillery | bottled by Signatory Vintage | produced in Scotland (Speyside) | Whiskybase ID 248434
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The nose is immediately malty and caramel-sweet. We find vanilla and fresh shortbread before the scent unfolds into fruity notes. Yellow raisins, apricot, mango, and a hint of dark forest berries. Surrounded by perfumed floral notes, we think of forest honey and get a very lively impression of the malt.


On the palate, this Glentauchers hits with full force. Oily, almost syrupy, we get a load of fruity intensity. Cherries and grainy sweetness are accompanied by toffee. Here too, there is a quick transformation, and the spicy-nutty aromas dominate. We find cloves, a good dose of oak spice, and a small cup of café au lait.


he finish is long-lasting, warming, and full-bodied. We have a combination of baking cocoa and oak wood, accompanied by ripe mango and some herbal notes, where we most associate with licorice.


This Glentauchers 11yo is complex and offers any enthusiast plenty of aromas to engage with the single malt for a long time. In the profile, we find ourselves on the intense but rather "bright" side of a sherry maturation. Fruits and sweetness take the front seat here, while the stronger chocolate, leather, or tobacco notes play a subordinate role. Once again, Signatory Vintage delivers a refined and extremely affordable overall product within the 100 Proof series.

Rating: 83/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 83 | Sascha: 83)

Value for Money: 5/5 - Very Good

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