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07 Jul 2014

Glenturret 1977 (Whisky Agency)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glenturret

I’ve reviewed a couple of Glenturret 1977 expressions in 2012, all pretty excellent. Since then they’ve regularly popped up – now there’s a new one in the Mollusc & Medusa series from The Whisky Agency.

 

 

Glenturret 1977 - The Whisky AgencyGlenturret 36 yo 1977
(46,3%, The Whisky Agency ‘Mollusc & Medusa’ 2014, refill hogshead, 245 btl.)

Nose: starts a little acetic but it picks up fruitiness by the minute. Fruit yoghurt. Pineapples, green bananas, then some floral notes and mint. Faint vegetal notes. Almonds and honey. More classic vanilla biscuits. Hints of leather old wood. A little unconventional, but very nice again. Mouth: slightly grainier and sour than I remember the previous ones, although the round fruit salad is still present. Tangerines, dried coconut. Then some oakiness and herbs (both fresh coriander and a little cough syrup). Also a bitterness of banana skin and walnuts. Finish: long, gingery, leathery, with green oak and lemon skin.

Still very good, although I think it’s slightly less impressive than the previous casks. These were € 160-170 less than two years ago. Now it costs around € 250.

Score: 88/100

Glenturret 1977 (Whisky Agency) 4 Ruben Luyten 2014-07-07

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

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