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28 May 2012

Glenturret 1977 (Whisky Agency)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenturret

A couple of months ago, we were pleasantly surprised by a similar bottling by Malts of Scotland. It looks like these Glenturret 1977 are sister casks. This one is bottled at cask strength 46,7%.

 

Glenturret 1977 - Whisky AgencyGlenturret 34 yo 1977
(46,7%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2012, refill hogshead, 256 btl.)

Nose: oily and honeyed. Vanilla. Rich, thick fruit compote (apricot jam, yellow plums, a little banana). Very light dusty notes and soft spices. Even a hint of soot and a few vegetal notes. Quite unique, elegant and really mouth-watering. Mouth: sweeter and fruitier, really impressive. Butter pears, cooked apricot and nectarine. Evolves to slightly tropical (and overripe) fruits: tangerine, mango, mashed banana. Very jammy. It then becomes elegantly waxy with some hay and pepper, but surprisingly low on oak again. Similar to the version of Malts of Scotland, maybe a little more complex. What a great pair of casks! Finish: long, fruity, with cake notes, a little pepper and some ginger tonic.

Most of the time 2 cl is enough for me to assess a dram, in this case I’m quite sure I will buy a bottle to investigate a little more. I love this Glenturret, even though there’s definitely a whacky side to it (it’s Glenturret after all). Around € 160.

Score: 91/100

Glenturret 1977 (Whisky Agency) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-05-28
  • Oggela

    Nice review as always, I tasted this in Limburg and scored it for 90p, I even bought a bottle. It´s whacky as you say and people seem to score this all over the place. But for once maybe there will be some bottles left in the market in the future, unusual when it comes to Whisky Agency releases! Time will tell….

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  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
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