Five Lions Glentauchers 13 Year Old 2002
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Glentauchers
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2002
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2015
  • Maturation Premium ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 55.6%
  • Single cask? Yes
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • grassy
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • apple
  • caramel
  • floral
  • plums
  • spicy

Five Lions

Glentauchers 13 Year Old 2002 (0.7l, 55.6%)
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Character Goatson
A rare, sweet taste of a historic Speyside Single Malt.

Five Lions is an independent bottler of Scottish Whisky based in Germany. Like many of the other independents they specialize in procuring odd lots and even single barrels of product from major manufacturers and issuing limited releases that retain the character and individuality of the spirit and barrel. These limited releases change from year to year — once each is gone, that’s it. But finding a treasure in limited supply is a big part of the fun.

Even though it was founded in 1897 and produces 4.5 million liters per year, don’t be surprised if you have never heard of the Glentauchers Distillery. There is no visitor center and nearly every drop of product has been sipped up by major Scotch blends — including as a major component of Ballentine’s, Teacher’s, and Black & White. Single Malt bottlings from this quality shop are extremely rare, but they do happen. Now’s your chance.

Five Lions Glentauchers 13 YO 2002 is a classic Speyside aged thirteen years in premium ex-Bourbon casks with nothing artificial (as it should be) and bottled at near cask strength. It is sweet and grassy with a lovely, round balance. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Glentauchers
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Distillation date 2002
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2015
  • Maturation Premium ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 55.6%
  • Single cask? Yes
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Pale gold. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Floral with tart apple, plum, and warm grass. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet and dry with notes of toffee, vanilla, and oak. 

Finish
Medium length, sweet, round, and hint of spice on the tail.
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  • sweet
  • grassy
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • apple
  • caramel
  • floral
  • plums
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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