This is one of the latest releases by Master of Malt, a Glenturret 1977, supposedly from the same batch as the editions by The Whisky Agency and Malts of Scotland. I bought a bottle last week and as always, Master of Malt is extremely quick in delivering the goods, safely packaged too.
Glenturret 34 yo 1977 (47,9%, Master of Malt 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 247 btl.)
Nose: nice vanilla biscuits, honey and plum compote. Tangerine candy and apricot jam. Dried pineapple. It shows a few nutty notes as well (hazelnut, almond). Honeysuckle. Turns towards slightly milky notes at times, but this comes and goes. Discreet spices. Complex and attractive.
Mouth: nice balance of sweet, fruity notes (cooked apricot, pear, papaya, pineapple candy) and slightly sourish citrus (grapefruit and lemon). Creamy and thick. Then some spicy gingerbread notes, waxy notes towards the finish and warm oak as well, but it stays impressively fruity.
Finish: long, pleasantly going from grapefruit to biscuits and back. Soft herbal notes as well.
Great whisky, with a lovely fruity sweetness, round malty notes and a dignified oldness. On top of that, it’s significantly cheaper than the casks I mentioned in the introduction: around € 110. Highly recommended.