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 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.