Glenturret

The Glenturret Triple Wood (43%, OB, 2020)

The Glenturret Triple Wood

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 43%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £47
  • Origin: Glenturret distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared
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What they say

Triple Wood is a continuation of our history, part of the old range and reborn in the new. A thoughtful combination of European and American Sherry Oak casks alongside Bourbon barrels gives a light and subtle whisky showcasing the sweet, fruity style of our new make spirit – the starting point of the journey for all our single malts. The three cask types have carefully nurtured the spirit, adding a depth of character and a rich, golden colour.

Official tasting notes:

Aged in AMERICAN and EUROPEAN SHERRY casks and BOURBON barrels, sweet FRUIT and CARAMEL flirt with sticky GINGER cake and VANILLA, maturing OAK and light SPICES look on with interest from the sidelines.

What I say

Sampled as part of #TheGlenturret tweet tasting hosted by Steve @TheWhiskyWire

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Chardonnay gold (6/20), medium tears, finer, well-defined legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, baklava, fruity apple, peach, orange juice and zest, biscuity malt, honeyed flapjacks, vanilla, quite floral at the end
  • Taste: Liquid baklava, honey, pastry, nuts even a dusting of soft allspice, cinnamon and icing sugar, then fruits emerge, peach, orange, apple, banana, fibrous tobacco leaf
  • Finish: Woodier and spicier with wisps of cask char and gentle turfy smoke

Overall

A beautiful expression, quite complex but very drinkable. Lots going on in here but all very complementary the result is Baklava, buttery pastry, honey/syrup, nuts and gentle spices combined to perfection.

Score 85/100

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