Glenturret 34 Year Old
70cl / 47.6%
Cask #2 Berry Bros & Rudd
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Berry Bros & Rudd
Glenturret 34 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)Glenturret? Let’s get ready for some fun, even more so since the excellent BBR haven’t declared any vintage for this, so maybe it’s a multi-vintage i.e. a marriage of several casks (which ‘cask ref #’ instead of ‘cask #’ may imply as well). But let’s not to lose ourselves in conjectures, let’s rather try this intriguing baby… Colour: gold.
Nose: Well well well, it’s not one of the whacky ones at all, which does not mean this baby’s boring, quite the opposite. First there’s a gentiany and liquoricy oak, then some quinces and kumquats, then touches of scented soap (it’s not soapy at all, rather toward roses, or say high-quality anti-wrinkle cream ;-)) and lastly, a blend of apple peel, cigarette tobacco and an earthy kind of tea. I think it’s wonderful.
Mouth: Bang! The only and very minor flaw is that maybe the middle is a tiny-wee bit thinnish but other than that, we have an almost perfect combination of overripe apples, salted butter toffee, various herbs, gingerbread and butterscotch. It becomes even a little medicinal, with tiny notes of cough lozenges.
Finish: Unexpectedly long, with some grapefruits and more apple peelings coming to the front as well as a most pleasant grassy bitterness.
Comments: Whatever they did, this is absolutely excellent and for once, that’s no opinion, it’s a fact. SGP:461 - 91 points.