Single malt whisky - tasting notes

10 Mar 2012

Glenturret 1980 (Malts of Scotland)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenturret

Two Glenturrets in a row. Tasted side-by-side with the Glenturret 1977 by Malts of Scotland.

 

Glenturret 1980 | Malts of ScotlandGlenturret 31 yo 1980 (42,5%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12008, 192 btl.)

Nose: this one is less complex. Still some sweetish barley but less vanilla, honey and spicy notes. Most of the foreground is taken up by lighter estery notes, something in between bubblegum and marshmallows. Not exactly youngish either, but still a bit funny. Hints of coconut sunscreen and chalk. A little cinnamon. The difference in age seems much bigger than just 3 years. Becomes grassy / mineral after some airing. Mouth: still this special type of (slightly synthetic) fruitiness. Bubblegum again. On the other hand quite creamy with a hint of toffee and honey. Not too complex, like an orange whisky lemonade. Finish: medium long, with fruity notes and the lightest hint of spices.

Good whisky again with a pretty individual profile. Around € 120. I prefer the 1977 but the considerable price difference will probably make it difficult to pick one if they’re side-by-side in a shop.

Score: 87/100

Glenturret 1980 (Malts of Scotland) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-03-10
  • nulty

    FYI you messed up your tags.

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

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