The Glenturret releases new range of single malts


Glenturret whiskies

Glenturret Distillery has today unveiled a new range of single malts, reinforcing the brand’s unique heritage as Scotland’s only remaining producer of hand-mashed whisky.

The three releases – Sherry, Triple Wood and Peated – mark the return of the Highland whisky to the market after years of focusing on being a key ingredient in The Famous Grouse blend.

The Glenturret Sherry Edition has been matured in both Spanish and American oak sherry-seasoned casks, delivering a sweet spiciness with a soft oak background.

The Glenturret Triple Wood Edition has used a combination of American ex-sherry oak, European ex-sherry oak and American ex-bourbon oak casks to create a distinct oaky flavour with notes of cedarwood, cinnamon-coated marzipan and a hint of coconut.

The Glenturret Peated Edition delivers a heavy smokiness through the use of malted barley dried over peat fires – a taste akin to the whisky produced when the distillery first got its licence in 1775.

The Glenturret has been re-establishing itself as a highly collectible whisky, releasing specialist bottlings such as the 1986 Commonwealth Games Edition, which made its way into Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, and the more recent Brock Malloy, which sold out internationally within weeks.

The Glenturret’s general manager Stuart Cassells, the driving force behind the distillery’s return to the limelight, said: “The Glenturret single malt is a hidden gem in the whisky world, a genuinely handmade malt crafted with passion and care.

“Our new core range draws on the very best of our traditional, artisan production methods but focuses on profiling the taste of the malt, not simply its age.

“A traditional Scottish product, The Glenturret only require five pairs of hands to produce it and these exceptional malts are a testimony to the range of traditional distilling skills that Glenturret has worked hard to preserve.”

Currently available online, from the distillery shop and in a selection of independent outlets, bottles retail at £45 each. The Glenturret Distillery is also home to The Famous Grouse Experience.

Tasting Notes from The Glenturret

The Glenturret Sherry Edition
The Sherry Edition has been matured in both Spanish and American oak sherry seasoned casks, delivering a sweet spiciness with a soft oak background. Homemade syrup sponge meets the nose with a sweetness and warmth that invites you in. This taste is of puff candy layered with aromatic sandalwood and smooth, sweet spices.
Appearance: Deep burnished gold, clear and bright.
Aroma: Homemade syrup sponge meets sweetness and warmth.
Taste: Puff candy layered with aromatic sandalwood and smooth, sweet spices.
Finish: Medium sweet, good length with lingering spiciness.

The Glenturret Triple Wood Edition
A combination of American sherry oak, European sherry oak and American bourbon oak casks have been used to create the distinct oaky flavour of the Triple Wood Edition. The aroma is a fragrant mix of orange peel, vanilla and pear drops with a taste of cedarwood, cinnamon coated marzipan and a hint of coconut. The lingering oakiness finishes this exclusive dram.
Appearance: Deep burnished gold, clear and bright.
Aroma: Fresh orange peel, vanilla and peardrops.
Taste: Cedarwood, cinnamon coated marzipan and a hint of coconut.
Finish: Lingering oakiness.

The Glenturret Peated Edition
The Peated Edition delivers a heavy smokiness through the use of malted barley dried over peat fires, a taste akin to the whisky produced when the distillery first got its license in 1775. A warm bitumen and freshly baked brownie aroma is followed in taste by a sweet, smoky flavour with slight salty notes.
Appearance: Deep burnished gold, clear and bright.
Aroma: Warm bitumen and freshly baked brownie.
Taste: Sweet, smoky flavour with slightly salty notes.
Finish: Lingering soft peat.

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