17 Aug 2010
Glenturret 1990 (Chieftain’s cask #91781)
Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenturret
Glenturret is a small distillery, part of the Edrington group and the spiritual home of the Famous Grouse blend. Apart from the markethouse 8 and 10 Years Old, single malt bottlings are scarce. Overall, the distillery doesn’t seem to have much fame.
This 1990 vintage was matured in German Oak (not sure what to expect).
Glenturret 18 yo 1990
(46%, Chieftain’s 2009,
cask #91781, 312 btl.)
Nose: notes of lemon and cake. Tinned fruits on syrup. Ginger lemonade. So far so good, but then there’s wet newspaper and disturbing notes of brown liquid soap. Once you’re focused, it’s hard to get over them. Mouth: lemon candy, with some sour orange moving in. A slightly bitter note of gin tonic with the same soapy bias again. A bit weird and not totally enjoyable. Finish: sharp and very short.
I try to avoid this type of whisky.
Around € 90.