Review #1359 – Glentauchers 9yr Cadenheads 2009

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled by Glentauchers by Cadenheads. Matured for 9 years in a first fill sherry hogshead, this dram was distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2019 at cask strength with no coloring or filtering. It was bottled for Dram 242. Let’s dive in.

Review #1359 | Scotch Review #474

Distiller: Glentauchers

Bottler: Cadenheads

Brand: Cadenheads

Selection: Dram 242

ABV: 57.8% ABV

Age: 9 Years


Nose: Honey, young spirity ethanol, spearmint and then syrupy sweetness. Musty grain.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, a bit of heat. Young and spirit driven. Plums, caramel, toffee, strawberry and young must. Pepper, some tobacco, a good bit of ethanol.

Finish: Short, hot, loaded with fruits, sulfur and musty youth.

Overall: This was a really weird one. 9 years is typically more than enough aging time for scotch, but this felt incredibly young, and not even first fill sherry could cover up some strange notes. Not a fan, which is a shame.

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Rank: 4


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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