In a way, the Glenturret 10 year old is one of the most common whiskies in the UK. That is because it is the main single malt that goes into the Famous Grouse, which sells in huge volume and for that reason it is quite difficult to get hold of a bottle. Your best chance would be to purchase it online from the Glenturret website but after factoring in delivery charges then it reaches almost £60. That may change as Glenturret recently changed hands from Edrington (who won Macallan and Highland Park) to Art & Terroir, a French wine producer and distributor. I was looking forward to trying this one for two reasons, I am fond of Famous Grouse and Ralfy suggested I try it after asking him for some suggestions.
Whisky: Glenturret 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40%
Nose: Ginger cream biscuits, honey, cinnamon, floral, lemon, earth
Taste: Lemon, honey, ginger, butterscotch, malt, vanilla
Finish: Bitter lemon, earth
Summary: I can definitely see how this influences the Famous Grouse. This consists of those traditional notes you would find in many highland/speyside single malts such as lemon, honey and butterscotch. There is a distinct earthy notes to this which indicates some peat influence to me. Overall it has a neutral sort of taste, in that I mean nothing really stands out, you have to take time and take notice of the nuances to really appreciate it. This is very drinkable too.
Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,
1 – not to my preference
2 – tastes fine but does not excite me
3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally
4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf
5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf
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