The Glenturret Distillery
Brinkmanship at its bravest and best: another summer would have done this one in.
No age statement
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.
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.
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