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January 22, 2018


Glenturret at WF Towers

I know, I know, but there's always something happening in any Glenturret. Some older bottlings had been very strange in my opinion, but things have really improved in the last decade or so...

Glenturret 2004/2016 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, The MacPhail’s Collection)

Glenturret 2004/2016 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, The MacPhail’s Collection) Four stars
The 2002/2015 had been much to my liking (WF 85). Colour: gold. Nose: I don't think you'll ever find this much shoe and metal polishes in any whisky, and perhaps as many autumn leaves and straw bale blocks. A lot of humus too, then silverware (which older bottlings already had) and just a touch of shampoo. No, just any brands... A touch of burnt molasses too. Mouth: some kind of delicately smoked caramel, then curry bread, cracked pepper, fried eggplants, and drops of oak-aged gin and caraway liqueur. Glenturret remains 'different', and difference is life, isn't it. Finish: medium, a tad toastier and rounder at the same time. Chargrilled gingerbread or something like that? A little beef jerky in the aftertaste, a feeling of smoked mham, and perhaps even a little lettuce. Comments: another fun Glenturret by G&M. Again, vive la différence !
SGP:362 - 85 points

Glenturret 8 yo 2007/2017 (57.1%, North Star Spirits, refill bourbon hogshead, 330 bottles)

Glenturret 8 yo 2007/2017 (57.1%, North Star Spirits, refill bourbon hogshead, 330 bottles) Four stars and a half
This one could be rather, say restless, let's see... Colour: white wine. Nose: this one's from the countryside for sure. You'll find some grass smoke, a lot of earth and even mud, a box of old tools (the box is old too), litres of ale, porridge, crushed barley, one rotting strawberry, a lot of mead, elderflowers... Now it's most probably much peatier than earlier distillates, which is a little new to me. With water: whiffs of a working kiln. Mouth (neat): a very big distillate, that's for sure. Starts rather acrid and very smoky - let's call that lapsangy - and gets then very herbal. Barbecued thyme and rosemary, cardamom, smoked oysters and mussels, drops of green lemon juice (or very bitter oranges)... My this one talks! With water: very Glenturret and very smoky at the same time. Grisons meat, smoked fish, wakame seaweed, something metallic and leathery (reminiscent of grandpa's old penknife)... Finish: very long, dry, and a little more 'normal'. Green pepper stewed with honey. Comments: I've already tried quite a few Glenturrets over the years, but this was a new discovery, and I am grateful.
SGP:455 - 88 points

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