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15 Aug 2012

Glenturret 1977 (Maltbarn)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten 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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  • Tony: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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