Glenturret 25 Years Old 1988 Single Cask

Glenturret 25 Years Old 1988 Bourbon ~ 51.8% (Adelphi)

  • Single malt scotch whisky
  • 51.8% ABV, £130 for 70cl
  • Score: 88/100


What they say:

This Adelphi Glenturret was distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2014 from an American oak ex-bourbon hogshead which produced 248 bottles.

Nose: Vivid butterscotch to start, fading through mild cheese, possibly cheese cloth or an old dairy, then eucalyptus and sandalwood.  Very old fashioned.  Dampness in a traditional dunnage maturation warehouse (full of old sherry butts).  Hessian coal sacks.

Taste: Very sweet to start, drying with more hessian and a mouth cooling eucalyptus.  Water emphasises cream cheese and old warehouses – an increasingly old fashioned style of whisky.  The hessian is now soaked in old whisky, more like bung cloth.

Finish: Sweet to start, then distinctly savoury – the elusive Umami? A remarkable rare old whisky.

What I say:

Another Adelphi single cask bottling sampled at the Edinburgh Whisky Fringe 2014. Not often you see Glenturret (even OB’s) so there was no way I was going to miss this independent bottling, especially from Adelphi! Cask #522


Full gold


Heather honey and butterscotch, floral (increases with water), musty dunnage warehouse, cigar boxes, rich toffee


Sweet, musty old oak wood, sour and herbal cumin, heather honey and fudge


Long, honey and mealy oats, toffee oak and fudge persist


A meal in the glass this one. A beautiful example of what Glenturret produces with their small production equipment. This is truly an ‘olde style’ and well-aged whisky with hordes of cereal malt and musty old oak wood.

Categories: Glenturret, Highland

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