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15 Aug 2012

Glenturret 1977 (Maltbarn)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenturret

Glenturret 1977 is one of these things that pop up from different bottlers lately (see Malts of Scotland, Whisky Agency, Master of Malt). German bottler Maltbarn also got hold of one.

 

 

Glenturret 1977 MaltbarnGlenturret 34 yo 1977 (48,4%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 249 btl.)

Nose: a wonderful mix of beehive notes, marzipan, vanilla and fruits. Apricots, ripe banana, passion fruits, strawberries. Quite a lovely basket. Honey and wax. Almonds.  Warm and luscious. Mouth: fruity and rounded, with some tropical notes. Coconut and pineapple, apricots, strawberries with cream, oranges. There’s peppery / grassy oak as well, but well within limits for me. A little vanilla cream and gingerbread. Finish: rather long, louder oak now with a slight bitterness, but overall still fruity and coconutty.

This Glenturret 1977 seems less quirky than its siblings from other bottlers. It’s very fruity with nice tropical touches, only in the finish does the oak manage to grow strong. Recommended stuff. Around € 170.

Score: 91/100

Glenturret 1977 (Maltbarn) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-08-15

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