Glenturret 10 Year Old (Official Bottling)

40% ABV, £34.99 for 70cl

Score: 84/100

What they say:

The Glenturret 10 year old single malt whisky, produced at Scotland’s oldest distillery, the Brand home of The Famous Grouse. On the palate, spicy citrus and orange, with a soft malty finish.

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What I say:

The Glenturret 10 year old is the replacement for the older 12 year old official bottling from the Glenturret distillery in Crieff. I purchased this miniature sample and tasting glass whilst on a recent tour of the distillery.

Colour:

Refractive gold with heavy tears

Nose:

Orange blossom, sandalwood, vanilla and almonds, barley

Taste:

Light zesty lemon citrus fills out in body to incorporate cereal malt, sweetness shifts lemon zest to orange, slight grassy/ hay and hints of pink grapefruit pith and honey, buttery in the mouth

Finish:

Medium/ long with sweet citrus oranges and lemons with honey

Would I buy it again:

Yes, this is a fantastic dram that I seem to keep purchasing whenever I come across it in bars and pubs at the moment. Very easy drinking and a little refreshing, a perfect aperitif whisky. As one of our colleagues put it – a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon dram.