Signatory

The Glenturret

1973

ABV 55.5%
REVIEWED Issue 11
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Specifications
Brand: The Glenturret, Signatory
Expression: 1973
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 55.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Pretty oaky stuff: wood notes succeed in dampening the honey onslaught. A puff of smoke?
Palate: Early honey-malt in the true Glenturret tradition, then a wave of pretty big oak that suggests the end was just about nigh when bottled.
Finish: Burnt honeycomb and toffee blends well with the softening oak and that opaque trail of smoke.
Comment: Brinkmanship at its bravest and best: another summer would have done this one in.
8.3
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Decidedly more peaty.
Palate: Smooth. Fragrant peat-smoke throughout. Very distinctive, but lacks complexity.
Finish: A late interplay between intense malty sweetness and peat-smoke.
Comment: Distillery bottlings of Glenturret from this era tend to be quite sherryish, but this Signatory edition is not. The absence of sherry reveals the use of a truly peaty malt in the 1970s.
7.8
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Glenturret Distillery, The Hosh, Crieff, Perth & Kinross, Highland, Scotland
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