Tasting notes from a recent GlenTurret Tweettasting; New make spirit, triple wood, 10yr old Peat smoked, and 12yr old.
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The Glenturret New make 63.5% ABV
Appearance – Clear as expected, very viscous on the glass, and thick syrupy legs.
Nose – Cherry bakewells all over this, with other pastry mmm, plum and damson jam, light smoke? Cereals, a little savoury meat note, and a little freshness, like menthol.
Palate – Oooh, darker notes than I expected, definitely leaning towards a Sherry cask finish whisky, and rum, with raisins, figs, blackberries, apricots, cloves, brown sugar, caramel, I’m still getting a light smoke. There’s royal icing, black cherries, and old leather.
Finish – The finish is much like the palate to be honest.
Overall – We, The whisky chaps, have tasted quite a few new make spirits now, and this one has aspects of other new make spirits, but it comes with darker ex-sherry cask fruits, I’ve not had that in a new make spirit before, great whisky starts with great New make spirit.
The Glenturret Triple Wood 43% ABV.
Appearance – This whisky is mid gold in colour, it’s very viscous on the glass, and has syrupy thick legs.
Nose – We’re talking wood varnish, Pontefract cakes, black liquorice, star anise, the menthol is still there, dark chocolate, old hubba bubba pink chewing gums, and cocktail cherries, very nice tbh.
Palate – Initially the arrival is very gentle, though white pepper and chilli spicy are there, then citrus, oranges, apricots, a touch of lemon, a little menthol, and then woods start to come forward, with black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cereals, cigar leaves, and high cocoa percentage dark chocolate.
Finish – The finish is lovely and long, with chilli, black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon spices, plenty of oak too, cigar leaves continue from the palate also.
Overall – Really enjoyed this whisky, its a lovely mixture of light and dark fruits.
The Glenturret 10yo Peat Smoked 50% ABV
Appearance – Lighter gold in colour, it’s nice and viscous with thin legs.
Nose – That’s surprisingly medicinal, Germoline, band aid plasters, BBQ meats, black cherries, pastry and cereals too. There’s hay, cut grass, herbaceousness and hand rolling tobacco too, there are notes of salinity and oiliness too.
Palate – That’s surprisingly medicinal, Germoline, band aid plasters, BBQ meats, black cherries, pastry and cereals too. There’s hay, cut grass, herbaceousness and hand rolling tobacco too, there are notes of salinity and oiliness too.
Finish – It’s long and spicy, with plenty of wood, and some char, lots of black peppercorns, chilli’s again, and root ginger, which make it very warming.
Overall – I really like this whisky, there’s plenty going on, and it’s quite medicinal for a non Islay whisky.
The Glenturret 12 year old 46% ABV
Appearance – This is a darker gold to slightly oxidised copper pipe in colour, it’s very viscous on the glass, and it leaves a coating on the glass.
Nose – Quite bold, hard fruit sweets initially, then some menthol, dustiness, cherry drop and strawberry lips sweets, sweet liquorice, old leather, figs, dunnage, Irn bru, pastry again, rum soaked raisins. There are notes of cherry and strawberries also.
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Palate – Lovely and fruity initially, tropical and stoned fruits, very oily, white pepper, menthol, then darker flavours come along, figs, cloves, rum soaked raisins, brown sugar, gingerbread, cinnamon buns, and caramel, and yet an icing sugar sweetness persists also, it’s a lovely development.
Finish – Lovely dark fruit spiciness, oak and tannins, chilli, dark chocolate, ginger cinnamon, raisins and figs, really nice finish.
Overall – Yes super stuff, i love it and may very well purchase a bottle.
Overall thoughts of the tasting – It was a pleasure to take part in this tasting as i hadn’t tried a Glenturret whisky before, and i thoroughly enjoyed all 3 whiskies and the New make spirit.
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