Glentauchers 2014

This cask of Glentauchers has only just begun its journey to maturity. Laid into a first-fill sherry cask in July 2014, the whisky is a few months past its fifth birthday. As the delicacy of the spirit and the forthright notes of the sherry interact, this cask will develop in wonderful directions. The cask will yield approximately 335 bottles at cask strength 64.15% ABV.

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Cask Details

DistilleryGlentauchers
RegionSpeyside
Age5 years
Distillation DateJuly 30, 2014
Cask Type1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Peated?No
Re-gauge ABV64.15%
Re-gauge Litre of Alcohol (RLA)150.84 litres
New Bulk Litres235.14 litres
Re-gauge DateSeptember 25, 2019
Bottles335
Cask Number9900313

Tasting Notes

“A lovely, vibrant, youthful example of a lesser-known classic-style Speyside single malt. This should make great drinking in five years’ time.”

Gavin D. Smith, Author & Renowned Whisky Journalist

“Clove stewed apples, balled up compactly into a pie with cherries and chopped figs.”

Miriam

“I wish someone made apricot bakewells. This whisky proves they’re a good idea. Also: blackcurrant flapjacks.”

Sam

“Cognacish. Yes, that’s a word. Semi-dried dates, raisins. Blackcurrant syrup. Herbal toothpaste.”

Mila

“Brushing through lavender fields, drinking the syrup from a can of tinned peaches. Sunny times.”

Ryan

About The Distillery

A couple of miles out from the Speyside town of Keith, Glentauchers is another in the canon of malt whiskies’ heartlands.

For most of its life, Glentauchers has kept its head down and focused on taking in barley and turning it into a light and floral whisky that is well suited to joining other whiskies in blends. The two legends of whisky, Charles Doig and James Buchanan, were instrumental in its inauguration and its whisky has been in constant demand by blenders. A brief experiment in continuous pot still distillation performed in 1910 convinced Glentauchers that they should just focus on what they were good at: making a fragrant and mild Speyside malt in the traditional way.

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Auction Details

  • Bidding will end on February 9th at 5:00pm GMT subject to continuation defined below.
  • If any bid is received within the last 5 minutes of bidding across any of the current auction listings, the entire auction will be extended for an additional 5 minutes. The auction will officially close when a period of 5 minutes has passed without a new bid.
  • All bids represent a legally binding contract to purchase the designated item.
  • The highest bidder at conclusion of the auction will immediately be charged a £500 deposit by credit card; the remaining balance will be due within 72 hours of auction close by bank wire transfer.
  • Failure to send proof of payment within 72 hours will result in a penalty of 1% of the hammer price for each day the payment is delinquent.
  • Upon verification that all funds due have been received, ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer and the buyer will be sent a title certificate. As per Scottish regulations, the cask must remain in a government bonded warehouse until bottling.
  • No samples will be provided during the auction.
  • If two bidders place a bid in the same amount, the first bid placed will be the winner.
  • Storage will be included for a period of 2 years from the conclusion of the auction. All other costs related to storage, removal from storage, insurance, transportation, bottling and duties/taxes will be the sole responsibility of the buyer.
  • A reserve price has been set for the auction. If the reserve price is not reached then the seller, in their sole discretion, can choose whether to accept the high bid or may offer a counter offer. All bids placed by buyers are binding, even when the reserve price has not been met, until the seller declines the highest bid.
  • A 10% buyers premium will be added to the highest prevailing bid. No buyers premium will be due if the reserve price is not met and the seller choses not to accept the high bid.